Old Town Pizza226 NW Davis St Portland, OR 97209 Northwest Portland & near Downtown Portland
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If Old Town Pizza resembles a turn-of-the-century luxury hotel overtaken by squatters of impeccable-if-stoned taste 'round the mid-'70s, there's a reason.
It began life as the lobby of the 1880s' Merchant Hotel - the pizza order window's in the original reception desk area - and was reborn a generation ago as counter-culture restaurant/bar (with failed SF and Eugene franchises) where Bill Walton rode his bike to pick up vegetarian pies and Willem Defoe nightly held court.
There's film screenings, now, and acoustic music and still a loyal cadre of regulars chatting round the bar alongside families visiting from around Portland.
Space enough through the nooks and crannies stuffed with funky vintage furniture for tykes to run around without much chaos, and, should one spill your drink, just tell stories of the Shanghai Tunnel and house ghost Nina. Or, for that matter, Walton and Defoe. That'll send 'em screaming.
Late happy hour starts at 9:00 pm
Old Town Pizza's Happy Hours
|Monday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Tuesday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Wednesday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Thursday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Friday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Saturday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
|Sunday||9pm-2am $2.50 well, $1.50 slices of pizza, 9pm Til Close ($2 PBR all the time)|
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Bartender told us our Canadian BC identification "wasn't valid in Portland", and we needed our passports to drink there.
Even though we had been drinking at various bars all day in Portland.... I asked for the reason why, and even the bartender couldn't tell me.
So we left and continued to ask other bartenders and managers in the area at other pubs If this was true at all, and they basically said "no that's silly".
We were willing to spend money and hangout. But felt seriously discriminated against for no good reason (or a made up one).
Anywho! Walked down a few blocks down to rogue brewery and had some fantastic beer and food!
I have been a customer of OTP in their NW location since it's opening L-O-N-G ago. When the one opened in NE I couldn't believe it - finally one close to my home. HOWEVER, after last night (04/15/11 @ apx. 7:30p) I will never eat at the NE location again. The staff was totally rude, the counter person actually said "you have the menu READ it" when I asked him a question. It took over 30 minutes for us to get our salad and then when we did finally get our pizza it was just - ok. Not sure what has happened to OTP but it seems to be going in the totally wrong direction. FLYING PIE here I come......
Stopped by for my first time at OTP and it was closed on a Friday afternoon...and it was not April 15, (Leo's B-Day). After reading the reviews of rude service and mediocre pizza, I don't think I'll be trying to stop by again. Must have been for the best!
I use to really like going here with my Dad after Blazer's games. We'd get a pitcher of soda and order a pie and it was perfect. But after I dropped in to OTP for a quick pee and the bartender (might have been the manager after reading the other review) told me to get the hell out of his restaurant "You piece of trash," because I didn't buy anything, I will never come to this place again. It was humiliating. Nobody deserves to be treated like that.
Old Town Pizza, a landmark in Portland since 1971 says they are only closed on Leonardo daVinci's birthday (April 15th). But nobody knows whether they really have closed on that day.
It's a great place for food, drink and more. When Danny is tending bar, he treats every customer like a guest in his home, greeting them with a smile and a level of professionalism uncommon to this traveler but very much appreciated!
Their happy hour is wonderful - beer on tap (lots of choices) is reasonable and pizza slices are a mere $1 - and of course, you can order from their regular menu which has items in the $7 to $10 range that are incredibly good and filling!
Check them out - it will become a regular place for you like it is for me.
And there's a tour of the underground you can take here in Portland, and you get 10% off your food bill if you do!
A real winning situation.
Old Town Pizza needs a huge change in attitude and management. We went in after the OBF and they assumed my entire party was comprised of drunk assholes! Nothing was further from the case, thank you.
We ordered our pizzas ahead of time over the phone with no problem.
When we arrived the head bartentder (manager?) Christian, decided our entire party was drunk and we shouldn't be served alcohol, because in his words he had never been given a citiation for serving anyone under age, and questioning his judgment means you must be intoxicated!
Note: our party was the average age of 32+ and was very well behaved.
On top of this, Christian (the bartentder) accused me of calling him an asshole, which was an absolutely fabrication.
Old town pizza was a totally rude and disappointing evening.
If you must go, I suggest going when
1. Christian (the manager/bartender) is not working 2. When there is nothing going on in Portland which may cause heavier than normal patronage.
Thanks for listening BFM readers! Hardy
Great place to get drunk while hiding from your soon to be ex-girlfriend.I hear they serve pizza,also.
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