Whether you like it thin crust, deep dish or with extra cheese, pizza is a longtime favorite for everyone in the family. Throw on a handful of fresh toppings and seasonal veggies, like arugula and brie, or corn and eggplant, and wash it all down with an organic, house-made soda, and it’s even better. The next time a pizza craving hits your crew, try one of these eight pizzerias serving up veggie-loaded slices that will make you forget all about pepperoni.

Eating Pizza

photo: Anna Doogan

Dove Vivi
With their signature cornmeal crust and plentiful vegetarian options, Dove Vivi is a dream for veggie-loving kids and parents. You won’t want to miss the Corn pizza (fresh sweet corn, chives, and smoked mozzarella), or the Eggplant (roasted eggplant, mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato, blue cheese.) Or, go for the classic Veggie with mushrooms, caramelized onions, eggplant and mushroom. With vegan options and rotating specialty pies, this Northeast gem has a little something for everyone.

2727 NE Glisan St.
Daily, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
503-239-4444
Online: dovevivipizza.com

Pyro Pizza 
Unique wood-fired pizzas and locally sourced produce are behind the magic of these tempting food carts. Try the Spinach Mushroom pie ($9) paired with an organic house-made soda ($2) and Pyro Pizza will quickly become a new family favorite.

Cartopia: SE 12th Avenue & Hawthorne Boulevard
503-929-1404
Mon & Tue: 5 p.m. – midnight
Wed & Thu: noon – midnight
Fri & Sat: noon – 3 a.m.
Sun: noon – 11 p.m.

Tidbit Cart Pod: SE 28th Place & Division Street
503-708-0213
Mon & Tue: closed
Wed & Thu: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: noon – 9 p.m.
Sun: noon – 9 p.m.
Online: pyropizzacart.com

Hot Lips Pizza
Six locations and delivery service make Hot Lips convenient for just about everyone around Portland. Fresh veggie options include Arugula & Brie, Fennel & Roasted Red Pepper and Broccoli & Squash Sauce. With local vegan dough, Northwest microbrews on tap and real fruit sodas, your whole family will want to try this spot again and again.

Civic
SW 18th Avenue & Morrison Street
Mon.- Sun. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
503-517-9354

SE Hawthorne Boulevard & 22nd Avenue
Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
503-234-9999

SW 6th near Hall Boulevard
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m
Sat. 11a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
503-224-0311

NW 10th Avenue & Irving Street
Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
503-595-2342

NE 33rd Avenue & Killingsworth Street
Sun.- Thurs. 11a.m.- 10 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
503-445-1020

NE 47th Avenue & Sandy Boulevard.
Sun. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
503-284-4046
Online: hotlipspizza.com

Slice of Pizza

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Bella Faccia
This cozy Alberta spot is a must when searching for delicious pizzas and calzones. Feed your whole crew of hungry little ones with the Brooklyn Veggie (mozzarella, onion, mushroom, black olive, green pepper), or the Green & White (pesto, ricotta, mozzarella, red and yellow peppers, roasted garlic and pine nuts.) Housemade lemonade, rotating seasonal beers and a relaxing outdoor patio make this a perfect summer dinner stop.

2934 NE Alberta St.
Daily, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
503-282-0600
Online: bellafacciapizzeria.com

Mississippi Pizza
If you’re looking for a neighborhood pub that serves up tasty pizzas and live music and entertainment, this is the place. Whether it’s a family sing-along, trivia night, or a belly dancing performance, there’s sure to be something exciting happening. Try the Portland (pesto, mozzarella, roasted red pepper, spinach, red onion, feta) and grab a great table before the festivities begin.

3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Sun. & Mon. 11 a.m.- midnight
Tues. 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.- midnight
Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Online: mississippipizza.com

Veggie Pizza

photo: Catherine N via Yelp 

Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty
What could be better than wood-fired pizza and homemade ice cream? This bright and bustling family spot on Mississippi has the best of both. Start with the chanterelle mushroom pizza, or try one with sungold tomatoes, summer squash and chevre. Whatever you choose, save room for dessert. Housemade ice cream flavors include malted milk ball, sour cherry and the popular salted caramel.

4039 N. Mississippi Ave.
Tues. – Sun. 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
503-281-4060
Online: lovelysfiftyfifty.com

Ken’s Artisan Pizza
Following the popular Monday Night Pizza at Ken’s Artisan Bakery, this Southeast restaurant opened its doors in 2006. Youngsters will love watching the pizzas being made in the eye-catching centrally located oven. Try the Arugula or Margherita pizza, order from the impressive 100+ bottle wine list and don’t forget the Roasted Vegetable Platter appetizer, with ingredients that rotate according to what’s in season. This place is truly a Portland favorite, so be sure to come early for a shorter wait time.

304 SE 28th Ave.
Mon. – Sat. 5 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.
503-517-9951
Online: kensartisan.com

Eating Pizza 2

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Atomic Pizza
At both locations of this casual pizzeria you’ll find hand-tossed thin crust pies, plentiful vegetarian slices and ice cream from Ruby Jewel. Try the Alberta, with pesto, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes and sundried tomatoes. At the Killingsworth location, head out back to the spacious outdoor garden patio and soak up the last weeks of summertime!

4144 NE Sandy Blvd.
Mon. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
503-206-6864

1936 N. Killingsworth St.
Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m
503-285-5490
Online: atomic-pizza.com

Have you found the best veggie pizza in Portland? Tell us where in the comments below!

—Anna Doogan