Fodor's Expert Review Ken's Artisan Pizza

$ Southeast Pizza

Doug-fir beams, old wine barrels, and hungry crowds surround the glowing, beehive-shaped wood oven in the open-kitchen of this thin-crust pizza joint. Ken Forkish, also of Ken's Artisan Bakery and Trifecta Tavern, uses fresh, organic ingredients for the dough, sauces, and toppings of his pies. Fans rave about the margherita with arugula, the handpressed fennel sausage with onion, and the soppressata with basil. While the roasted vegetable plate and Caesar salad are delicious and the wine selection is solid, pizza is the real star. Be prepared for a wait.

Pizza Lively Dinner $

Quick Facts

304 S.E. 28th Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97214, USA

503-517–9951

www.kensartisan.com

Known For:
  • Terrific salads and vegetable sides
  • The classic margherita pizza with arugula is one of the best in town
  • Solid wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch, Reservations not accepted

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