Posts tagged Portland Pizza
Posts tagged Portland Pizza
I haven’t written a word on this thing in more than six months. What started out as a -one entry a day blog idea- has now become a forgotten artifact of a time in which I told myself I would write more.
2nd chances? Do we believe in them?
Well here’s trying one out.
I will not be posting once a day like I said I originally would. It was an admirable idea methinks, but one that was way too ambitious. I barely have time these days to feed myself or get a proper night’s sleep. But I would like to try and regularly post and provide some insights into this funny and rather beautiful place called Portland Oregon.
So on that note. Onto a review!
Pizza A Go Go, 3240 N Williams
So I recently moved into the Boise/Elliot neighborhood and my room mates have become fans of Pizza A Go Go which is only about a 5 minute walk from our house. Convenience is a good thing. And so is pizza. However, not sure if I’m as keen on the local spot as they are.
Here are the things I like about Pizza A Go Go:
- Laid back staff.
This is a nice thing to have at a neighborhood pizza joint. I wouldn’t call them friendly. I wouldn’t call them surly. They know they work in a pizza place, and that you have come in for a relaxed time with some comfort food. The best way to describe them is maybe to call them aimable couch patotoes who had to leave the couch to make some pizza. I like this behind a counter though. I don’t have to stress if you’re going to forget my order, and neither of us needs to (nor really wants to) put too much effort into the interaction. We both know that I’ve come for bread, cheese, and a full stomach I’ll be regretting at about 2am.
- Decent taps rotated in and out.
- Bread sticks.
Ample size. Cheap. Garlic filled. And they can be dipped in this chipotle marinara that is spicy and enticing.
- Fairly good ingredients and sauce on the pies.
Nothing to write home about, but the toppings taste fresh and have at least a bit of artisianship to them.
Ok here be the cons:
Sometimes the pizza at Go Go can be just right. Well heated toppings, a nice balance of crispiness and give in the crust. And just the right amount of grease.
This can completely change in one visit though. I’ve also been in a times in which everything about the pie seems stale; charred and tough crust, overcooked toppings, grease dripping off the cheese. Honestly put: the pizza can sometimes just be bad.
-No side salads. Pizza A Go Go doesn’t have an option to just get a little salad on the side of a slice or two. All of their salads are either regular or large sized and range from like $5.50 to $8. Sometimes you just want to pay a few bucks for a little roughage with your pizza but Go Go doesn’t have this option.
Hmm weighing the pros and cons, I’d say if you’re in NE/N I would give Go Go a try. It isn’t anything to go out of your way for. But tis enough to fill a pizza craving if you’ve got one.