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Ken's Artisan Pizza

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304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808
503-517-9951
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good Pie

The place is not that huge and can seem smaller on a crowded night. Our pizza was fresh, hot, and a nice fresh crust. I Had a Caesar salad that was fresh and crisp on target with my stomach. Excellent cold beers and we had good service for as crowded as it was. I recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Bigcrayon777
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New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The place is not that huge and can seem smaller on a crowded night. Our pizza was fresh, hot, and a nice fresh crust. I Had a Caesar salad that was fresh and crisp on target with my stomach. Excellent cold beers and we had good service for as crowded as it was. I recommend!

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You only need one word to describe the pizza at Ken's - "OUTSTANDING". The crust was thin and crispy, but not overdone, FLAVOURFUL (when was the last time you had pizza crust that had a delicate subtle-sweet flavor???). The toppings were doled out in proper proportions; the beer was cold, the ambiance of Ken's was eclectic, hub-bubby (i.e., tolerable noise... More 

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Eco-Oregonian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This artisian pizza is worth the wait. One in our group swore there's "no pizza like Chicago pizza." Well, he was blown away by the Bacon Pizza. The sauce wass zesty and the bacon made in-house. Yum! The service staff was great - they clearly enjoy their work and the pizza masters smiled and waived when we thanked them. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well, my favorite pie at Ken's is the Fennel Sausage and Onion. Not that I won't order the subtle Margherita or the spicy Arrabiata, but when I'm in a meat-eating mood, I opt for the Fennel Sausage. Just the right amount of flavor and peppery spice, without becoming overbearing. Also, very light on oil, sauce, and cheese. Thin crust with... More 

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Plano, Texas, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Sat at bar, as tables were full at about 7:00p on Wednesday night and had no reservation. Actually don't think they take reservations. This is compact place - maybe 1200 sq ft - but area used efficiently. Space has almost no decor, but it didn't need it. I think there was one sketch or painting on wall toward rear. Space... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There are plenty of great pizza places in town. NO need to wait. Nothing that special. Just Yelp wherever you are.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There are several great options for Pizza in Portland; Ken's is a very good choice in my opinion. The crust is fantastic and the restaurant keeps the toppings simple. Appetizer of calamari is very good--very fresh tasting. Sometimes there can be a wait so plan accordingly.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My son and his wife insisted we make this our first meal while visiting Portland. They were absolutely right. Farm fresh, straight from the oven and delicious the pizzas are made with love in a wood fired oven. The salads are a great mix of greens, garbanzos with just the right amount of dressing. Heartily recommend.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I chose to have a Caesar salad on this visit, but the pizza looked and smelled wonderful, as did the calamari. The four others in our party kept saying over and over how good the food was. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to tomatoes so I wasn't able to taste theirs as they all chose pizza with tomato sauce. Oh well, I... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was the best place I've eaten in Portland so far. We went on a Sunday night, and we got right in, no wait! The pizza was some of the best pizza I've had, very similar to the pizza I ate while in Italy. The service was wonderful. This would certainly be worth the wait, there are tons of shops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-517-9951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?