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Escape From New York Pizza

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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: Lunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Best thin pizza in town.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Joe_and_Kiera
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Sherwood, Oregon
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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Sherwood, Oregon
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If I lived closer, I would eat here at least once a week. I finally took my husband here today and he agreed with me- great pizza!! They have the best crust. Plus it's a chill vibe and they always have good music playing.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After purchasing a meal, I was trying to ask the cook if I could take a picture of him tossing dough to be polite. He completely ignored me as I thought he didn't hear me. When he walked back I said "excuse me? He yells without looking up. Ask questions over there! Points. I politely said I just would -'cut... More 

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Nottingham, UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Feeling rather jet-lagged early on in our holiday we just fancied a slice of pizza and staying not far away we were duly sent with an excellent recommendation from the hotel staff - we absolutely loved every mouthful, this where thin and crispy have been done to perfection! Loved it.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After having tried numerous "by-the-slice" pizza places, this one stands out. Great crust, homemade sauce and generous toppings make this hand tossed pizza my favorite. I will continue to buy whole pies and slices pizzas here, it's the best in Portland!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pizza by the slice, probably the best that you can get in Portland! Walked from our hotel room down to the Alphabet district. Excellent pizza.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My four buddies and I ordered up some take out pizza right after flying into town over Labor Day weekend. Pizza is tasty and the price is reasonable. In New York City fashion, the toppings are limited and that's the just the way it is at this place. We had a couple of cheese pizzas and we were very satisfied... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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?