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“Nice surprise on a drizzly day”

Old Town Pizza & Brewing
Ranked #165 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Big Ego, BC
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice surprise on a drizzly day”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Excellent pizza and salad! Enjoyed a house pizza on thin crust and some Caesar salad. Perfect before a blazers game.

  • Visited April 2013
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Rohrmoser, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK, unusual pizzaria...but very surprising!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Two levels. You can sit on a couch upstairs and enjoy a nice conversation in quiet with your loved one...no noisy kitchen or patrons to interrupt your visit....or enjoy a great pizza downstairs if you like the environment of listening in to other's conversations and laughter.....do not forget the to ask about the underground tunnels!

Visited July 2012
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portland oregon
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“cool place. declining taste”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

having lived in portland most of my life i have watched the decline into mediocrity of several wonderful places to eat in this town. hamburger mary's....montage and old town pizza. while the atmosphere has always been a fantastic warm tattered complement to the pizza....this all that seems to still exist of why OTP was the first suggestion to downtown visitors in search of the best pizza.
the cost of dinning here has tracked the experience of buying candy bars....ever rising price while the quality or size declines. the last 2 visits have prompted me to confidently refer to them as my last. the cost for a "large" pizza and a small was over 60$, the amount of cheese was negligible, the sauce, sparse and the meat ingredients boring. the crust was of a potato bread texture and was crumbly and hoppy on the interior....qualities not those i prefer to associate with pizza. the meats contained no identifiable seasonings beyond salt...no fennel...pepper...anything. and the piles of ingredients that once topped an order have been cut by more than half.
the neighborhood OTP resides in has transformed over the last few years into one that caters to clientele whose wallets are easily lubricated open by vast amounts of liqueur and beer. perhaps it is the beer savant crowd that has prompted the reworking of the once profound crust recipe into the weak beery one now used. i do not know, but the food resembles....whatever the cause...it seems more likely that new ownership is to blame as so often is the case...be it a buy out or the rise of a child into ownership. sad....this was once a place that one would have to push plates of uneaten food away from oneself due to satiation and wrap up still more to go. with 3 adults in our home....pizza left overs never make it past breakfast. with OTP the repeated question was not the usual "are you going to eat it...if you aren't....i will" to the tragic " if none of you are going to eat it i am going to throw it out"
try flying pie off 82nd and stark if you want a dizzyingly loaded pizza with fantastic ingredients or cafe oaisis on hawthorn. or you can get a little buzz on downtown...go to OTP, get somewhat full and go home with your wallet empty. not the best way to validate the worth of the next mornings hangover.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank taoish
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Vancouver
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Serve yourself”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Neat place where you seat yourself, place your own food and drink order and get your own water. There were a few tables that were performing seances when we were there which was a little creepy but the atmosphere was neat nonetheless. Pizza was delicious!

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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Laid back, historical.”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

This is kind of buried in old town/china town, so you have to walk by some not-so-nice areas to get there from downtown.
The building has a great story, complete with its very own resident ghost. The dimly lit interior and antique decor help match the haunted atmosphere. We had the garlic knots and a house pizza, both were good. The service was quick and friendly. From the description on the menu you get the feeling that the place has seen busier days, which makes me kind of sad.

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