Summer is almost here. That means more time playing and less time cooking. COVID has got us all cooking at home more. But on those occasions when you just don’t want to take a break from all of the play to cook lunch or dinner, these are the pizza places you can turn to. Offering curbside and delivery, these are the Portland pizzerias you can turn to when making a meal is off the table.

Apizza Scholls

Offering 18″ to-go orders only, Apizza Scholls is a family favorite. From salads to antipasti to dessert, there’s plenty of options for families with varied tastes. You can build your own pie or choose from a list of favorites like the Amatriciana made with whole milk mozzarella, grana padano, lite sauce/chili flake/herbs/garlic, and house cured bacon & red onion. The Apizza Amore is sure to become a family favorite with tomato sauce, mozzarella (whole milk & fresh), grana padano, fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil & fresh basil after bake plus Capicola.

Online: apizzascholls.com

Photo: Andy Cuzma via pexels

Blackbird Pizza

This establisment has made delivery easy. You can order up your pie through any of the most popular apps like Uber Eats, Chow Now, Caviar, Postmates and Grubhub. Your family can enjoy whole pies like the Garden harvest which is packed with all of your favorite veggies, or the Farmers which has cured bacon, red onion, mozzarella and more.

Online: blackbirdpizzapdx.com/

Mississippi Pizza

This local favorite is offering free delivery for locations within three miles of Mississippi Pizza. This area is roughly from NE Columbia Blvd to HWY 84, NE Greeley to NE 33rd. For orders outside this zone they continue to offer delivery through Caviar. Choose from veggie, Margherita, The King (Fresh Basil, parmesan, balsamic reduction drizzle), or the Penelope’s Pie (Caramelized onion sauce, spinach, beets, artichoke heart, parmesan).

Online: mississippipizza.com/

photo: hot lips via yelp

Hot Lips

This popular spot delivers handcrafted meat, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and whole wheat pies out of six Portland locations. They also deliverhandcrafted meat, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and whole wheat pies out of all of their Portland shops. We promise, you won’t be disappointed with their tasty slices. And there’s something for everyone in your crew. No one goes hungry when Hot Lips is on the job.

Online: hotlipspizza.com/

Pizzicato

Break the monotony of home cooking with Pizzicato’s irresistible pizza, a combination of Jambon, Fig, Gruyère, caramelized onion, and fresh thyme. Or, choose from three additional new specials, and rest assured that they are focused on the safetof their food preparation, pick up and delivery. Your family has options with this special spot. There’s everything from the Just Cheese to the classic Pepperoni to the Barbecue Chicken. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours it.

Online: pizzicatopizza.com/

Sizzle Pie

This spot is open for curbside pickup and delivery from all of its Portland locations. With a huge selection of specialty options, from the Ol’ Dirty (salami, ricotta, olive oil, and pepperoncinis) to the Vegan Angel of Doom ( vegan “mozzarella”, fresh jalapeños, pineapple, shaved almonds and fresh cilantro) there’s something for everyone in your crew.

–Annette Benedetti

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