1. Apizza Scholls
Did you hear the news? According to Bloomberg, Portland is the best pizza city in the country. Whether or not you think that’s true — whether it’s worthwhile to label any city as the best in anything — we can all agree that Portland has some darn good pies, with most lists starting at Brian Spangler’s beloved pizzeria, Apizza Scholls.
Like every restaurant, Covid disrupted the normal flow of well, everything, but here, Apizza Scholls’ lines-out-the-door-as-normal got cut in favor of takeout and delivery by phone. Starting at 3 p.m., you can pre-order 18” house and build-your-own pies, salads and desserts, alongside pop, beer — in cans, bottles and growlers — and wine for evening pickup daily. Those itching to get back to in-house dining may also get their wish this month: The pizzeria is planning to bring back some dine-in tables, by reservation only. (Guess where you’ll be able to find those.)