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Ken's Artisan Pizza

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304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808
+1 503-517-9951
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been baking bread and pizza using Ken Folkish's book "Flour, Water, Yeast and Salt" for three years now and was very excited to visit both his bakery and pizza restaurant in Portland. I went to the bakery twice and was thoroughly impressed with the breads and the patisserie items--first-rate French-style baking. The New Yorker Pizza at Ken's Artisan... More 

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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kens is always consistently Good. Pizza wine and a Caesar salad for New Year's Eve was perfect. The restaurant was somewhat busy atmosphere was very beautiful and the waiter great.

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Thank Barbara H
Portland, Oregon, United States
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 5 minutes before opening time and the line was already around the corner. No matter, we were seated quickly after the doors were opened. We shared a generous and delicious Caesar salad -- more than enough for two. Great bottle of aged Chianti. Pizzas were perfect -- burned around the edges from the wood fired oven. AND, we met... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Somehow our party of 5 rolled in & onto a communal table, no problem , Friday night. The ovens were stacked & enclosed with hard wood & they burned bright. Was impressed with the breadth of the 50 wine list & the Italian & Pacific NW selection..but the rich fresh tomato gravy on the veggies & the calamari took full... More 

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Thank foodnwine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ken's pizza is, without a doubt in my mind, the overall best pizza in Portland. Along with the pizza, there is always some sort of other wood fired dish that is inventive and delicious. I will definitely be back.

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Thank Eric K
Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ken makes the best bread and pizza in the USA. His artisan bread is to die for and his pizza is second to only the pizza from Italy I've tasted. A must place to eat if in Portland

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Clayton
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168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been making pizza from Ken Forkish's book "The Elements of Pizza". My wife thinks they are the best I've made. So, while visiting Portland we had to try Ken's restaurant, Ken's Artisan Pizza". I'm glad we did. First, his wood fired oven makes a significant difference I cannot replicate until I convince my spouse we need to build one.... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I am from Portland but now living in Arizona. Every time my husband and I visit Portland we go to Ken's Pizza on SE 28th. They have great thin crust pizza. We had the fennel and sausage with chilies which was delicious.

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new milford
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Before visiting my friend in Portland, he spent 2 weeks telling me this place rivaled pizza in the northeast. Um, no, it doesn't. It's not NYC Pizza, or NJ pizza for that matter, though it's not supposed to be in fairness....so let's compare it to it's natural competitor, New Haven Pizza. Sals in New Haven destroys this place. Pepe is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We knew exactly where we wanted to start our Portland trip! We headed straight to Ken's Artisan Pizza for dinner. We enjoyed our "individual" pizzas and had a great first meal in Portland!! We first heard about Ken's from the Right at the Fork Podcast and we are so happy we did. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-517-9951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?