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Escape From New York Pizza

#436 of 3,322 Restaurants in Portland
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Northwest District
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622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209
503-227-5423
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
There is no escape from Escape from New York Pizza

Pepperoni is my weakness when it comes to pizza. Walking into Escape From New York Pizza nearly 25 years ago, I knew the addiction would be long lasting. The throwing of the dough the barking of the staff and the smells of cooked pies have me coming back repeatedly. Oder a beverage and your slice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
mooseofblue
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Eugene, Oregon
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  • Dining on a budget
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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Pepperoni is my weakness when it comes to pizza. Walking into Escape From New York Pizza nearly 25 years ago, I knew the addiction would be long lasting. The throwing of the dough the barking of the staff and the smells of cooked pies have me coming back repeatedly. Oder a beverage and your slice and make it quick! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love this place!! The pizza is the same as if you were in New York City - if you like New York City pizza then this is the place to go - pepperoni all the way!! Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This pizza definitely tasted like home! I'm not a big fan of pizza but my husband is and he enjoyed it. The ambience was great

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ate lunch here since we could get pizza by the slice. First off, there weren't very many choices and one of the pizzas had a fly crawling on it. I was hungry enough to get over that, knowing it was going back in the oven to warm up. The man waiting on us was efficient, but abrupt and lacked customer... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tonight Escape from NY was stop #19 on our tour of Portland pizza places. It's on NW 23rd and famous for serving up giant slices. We got a whole pie though, most of which is boxed up and in our fridge. There were two big plusses about the place. First were the people. Everyone there was happy and appreciative of... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the pepperoni, Hawaiian and Mushroom Pizza! Crusty pizza and good laugh, what more can you ask :p No nonsense Pizza with nice environment and lovely service. Keep coming back to this joint after so many years. Hope they will stay there forever

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Sherwood, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've been eating here since the late 80's. It's the only pizza that reminds me of the pizza I had as a child on the east coast. Hand tossed is not common these days. The restaurant is small, with quirky decor that's been accumulated over the decades. A few seats outside, and a couple of small tables, plus counter seating.... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went here with another couple who are from New Jersey. They said this was the only place that gets it right so we had to go. It's small inside, not a lot of seating. The parking is absolutely horrible. If you are walking around and get a pie to go or are just grabbing a quick bite then I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When I live in Portland, I ate here weekly... I love the attitude of this place. It is theirs, with no touristy modification. It's probably the only 'real' restaurant on 23rd.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We coincidentally parked on the street right in front of Escape so decided to return there for lunch later. Hit them right after the lunch rush had ended. I had a mushroom slice and my wife had a mixed veggie slice. Both were good. Great cheese and crispy thin crust. Some pepper flakes on my mushroom slice and it was... More 

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Additional Information about Escape From New York Pizza

Address: 622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209
Phone Number: 503-227-5423
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-227-5423

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?