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Mississippi Pizza & Pub

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3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1155
Portland, OR 97227
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(503) 288-3231
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Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR
Mississippi Pizza & Pub - Portland, OR

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Best

Hands down the best pizza in Portland since Golden Crust closed its doors. The lunch specials are also stellar....slice of pizza and a huge salad for right around six bucks. Thi...

Worst

not to bad, not too good. the music is usually not very good but a few times a week they'll get a decent act. going down hill recently and unfortunately the place is the finest ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/21/2013

I'm bummed to be writing this. \r We've lived in N Portland for 9 years and have been going to this place for years. Our initial love affair with the place began with the owner, a vocal supporter of the autism community. Our son (who has autism) was small at the time, and he always felt welcome in the space. The staff was consistently friendly, funny, and professional. Our son's spinning and echoing never phased them. Never an unkind word, never a disapproving glance. We were always greeted with a smile. The pizza was decent. The beer was cold. The space was funky.\r We miss those days.\r My husband and I are both service industry professionals, so we understand more than most people that customers can be difficult, that some days will feel like weeks, and that there will be times when everything that can possibly go wrong will. We get it. So when we go out - especially with our two children - we're really really NICE. We clean up our messes and never ever let our spawn run amok. We apologize for stuff regular folks would never think to apologize for. We joke with you. We tip like mad. We overcompensate, and sometimes we're willing to put up with a lot in the name of restaurant karma.\r This last year with MP was a rough one for us. The staff just isn't the same. They're rude more often than not, tables are left dirty, dish tubs and garbage bins are overflowing...\r We kept going back, though, because our son LOVES the place and we so so needed to believe that this was a temporary state. It used to be so good.\r But our final four visits were awful. All four times we were with other people and all four times they commented on how rude the counter staff was. I'm pretty sure the same young woman was working the counter during three of those visits. Twice, the pizza was too burnt for either of our kids to eat (cheese brown and hardened, totally black bottom), and twice I paid for replacement slices. No apologies. \r Last night my son begged for Mississippi, so I sucked it up and ordered three slices to go. It was late Saturday afternoon and they were really busy. I totally spaced the happy hour prices and pulled out the ONLY bill I had in my wallet, a $50. Que agitation, nasty face-making, grumpy noises, and rude remark.\r I can't imagine the owners encouraging any of this behavior. \r Service really is everything. Your counter people are the face of your business. If they can't muster a quiet smile or a gentle hello, that's tough. If they're nasty...ouch.\r Our son will be really disappointed, but we won't be going back. \r A whole year of meh and four trips in a row of bad can't be an anomaly.\r So long, Old Friend. more

Best Pizza in PDX 2/28/2011

Hands down the best pizza in Portland since Golden Crust closed its doors. The lunch specials are also stellar....slice of pizza and a huge salad for right around six bucks. This is a place that my kids repeatedly ask to go to and we live an easy 30 minutes away. My only negative would be that the music is too loud on occasion, but I'm generally too distracted by the food to say anything. :-) Go...eat...enjoy. more

Great stop on Mississippi 10/21/2010

This place is great. I've been coming here, eating here, and playing music here for a couple of years. The pizza generally isn't going to have exotic toppings or be the latest rage amongst the Portland foodie elite, but what they ARE going to give you is a damn good slice of pizza. The toppings are generous, the prices are cheap, and the sauce is flavorful. What more can you ask of pizza slices? On a related note, get a bag of their crust to go, head home, and make some calzones in the oven. You'll be glad you did. As to music, I've played here several times and seen a lot of friends play here. The music room is big and open, and generally very laid back. It's a good place to grab a pizza and beer and just hang out. If you want to try a good drink, pop back to the Atlantis Lounge and grab the whiskey/ginger drink. I get that every time I go there and really enjoy it. Generally I've found the staff to be friendly, even when they're incredibly busy. Best of all, I've had the opportunity to interact with the owners and found them to be incredibly kind and generous. This place is worth supporting for that reason alone. Mississippi is a great little street, and this place is a good stop. Enjoy! more

Delicious and the right price! 5/1/2010

We went to Mississippi Pizza pub late on a Friday night, hungry. The outside of the place looked really interesting, lively, and inviting, and I noticed it's right next to (or part of?) the Atlantis Lounge. I was a little put off at first when we walked up to the counter and were ignored for a second while two employees finished a conversation, but this was quickly resolved by the friendly and outgoing attitude once we were acknowledged. The pizza was delicious and surprisingly inexpensive. My guy enjoyed a simple pepperoni slice along with a veggie piece, and said they were ""sooooo good."" My vegan slice was incredible, with lots of flavorful veggies and even the option of soy cheese. Nom! The crust was really crispy and flavorful as well. We were too tired to check out the scene next door at Atlantis lounge, but the music coming from the open door was upbeat, fun, and just really nice to listen to as we ate. Great scene. Pros: Awesome vegan pizza, gluten-free options, yummy Cons: So-so decor more

Vegan Pies 2/22/2010

I like to head here whenever I volunteer across the street at the Rebuilding Center. The vegan pies are... more

Vegan Pies 2/21/2010

makkim Provided by Partner
I like to head here whenever I volunteer across the street at the Rebuilding Center. The vegan pies are pretty good but ironically, they make them ... more

not too anything 11/22/2008

not to bad, not too good. the music is usually not very good but a few times a week they'll get a decent act. going down hill recently and unfortunately the place is the finest of portland snobbery. good location, average pizza. lousy owner more

I have a crush on Mississippi Pizza Pub 8/8/2008

So, I'm convinced these people were sent here from heaven! Do you have any idea what it's like to try to eat out with celiac disease? Having to ask 5 million questions, avoiding nearly every item on the menu just to make sure. It's enough to make you feel like a freak, let alone remove every possible bit of enjoyment out of dining out. But, Mississippi Pizza Pub was amazing, informative and above all kind. Really thoughtful people work there, which is nice to find in a world that generally suffers from a serious shortage of kindness. Did I mention they have Gluten Free beer? It was like being transported to some parallel universe. I love this place! more

Amazing Pizza, Eclectic Portland Vibe, Great staff 5/23/2008

Mississippi pizza is nothing short of amazing. The atmosphere is great for all ages. It entertains the children so adults can converse. During a recent visit to Portland we saw the spot while visiting a boutique in the area. Being a beautiful sunny day the restaurant was inviting and fun. They feature live music every night as well as entertainment for children on certain nights. As well Mississippi Pizza caters to large corporations. The server gave my friend a Gift Certificate for her company and offered to deliver Pizza to their meetings and events. Aside from the many features of the pub, the Pizza as amazing. It is made to order and the children got to watch as it was put in the oven. I highly recommend this place for all ages and all types!!!!! Pros: Atmosphere, all around flavor, gluten free pizza and beer more

if you want to be ignored by some douchey hippies that stack hot slices of pizza so it all turns to poo, eat here! 5/22/2008

pizza's good, its hip, theres always music, but the staff is poo. they do this thing when you get more than one slice of pizza where they stack your hot slices one on top of the other so, they melt together. so if you want to be ignored by some douchey hippies that stack hot slices of pizza so it all turns to poo, eat here! Pros: good pizza Cons: douchey hippies that stack hot slices of pizza so it all turns to poo more

Flys are welcome to. 11/30/2007

My friend invited me to this pizza place on Mississippi, and I though it would be a great idea because I like to try out different pizza eateries. However, the decor was boring and I agree with Kiter that the staff did not have any personality. One thing I seen was flies on the fan above the pizza trays on the counter and I instantly got turned off. The next thing I witness was a gentleman who works there was making the pizza by hand and when one of the ladies was leaving for the evening he reached out and hug her with the other hand while the pizza dough was hanging down near the floor in the other hand. I felt like he did not respect food and when we made eye contact he did not have the look of embarrassment. Lastly, the sauce was bland, I could do better and I suggest AMERICAN DREAM PIZZA if you want some pizza out of this world. . Pros: I have none. Cons: Flies will be eating with you.. more

Great pizza, good staff and nice atmosphere 11/18/2007

We've been to Mississippi Pizza many, may times. We went weekly for months and have always found pizza and staff to be great. I love how the windows open up in the summer. I definitely think they're among the best pizza spots in Portland. Pros: Pizza, man more

Nice place, good pizza. 6/14/2007

I grew up on the east coast. In the first 19 years of my life there, I ate a LOT of pizza. I've had pizza all over new york, new jersey, and philly. (jersey is the best, I swear!) So I feel I can give some decent perspective when it comes to the quality and authenticity of a good slice of pizza. Mississippi pizza has good, traditional, east coast style pizza. I've eaten pizza at plenty of places here in town, and have had plenty of good slices, but mississippi pizza reminds me the most of home. I really enjoy the atmosphere there as well. It's divided into 3 areas; the front is a lot like a traditional east coast pizza joint, pretty basic. This flows into a more cozy area with an area for live music. The lounge in the back is my favorite though, and has a full bar. Pros: good traditional pizza, nice atmosphere. Cons: the wait on busier nights more

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza 2/15/2007

My favorite pizza place in Portland, and there's a lot of good places around. The crust is crispy without being too crunchy and they always have a great selection of pizza by-the-slice. more

Great pizza and entertainment; a great combo! 10/15/2006

I've only eaten there once but the music was jammin which was something the other top pizza joints can't offer. more

no personality 7/18/2006

If expensive crappy pizza, rude service, loud unchecked children running around, and untalented patrons trying to play ""heart and soul"" on the piano are what you're looking for in a pizza pub....well then, stop looking! This is the place for you. Pizza sauce that tases just like tomato paste....YUMMY! Whole uncooked cloves of garlic....Delicious!! $22 for 4 slices and a salad... What a bargain!! Let's face it west coast natives, you don't have any idea what pizza is. Pros: no heroin junkies in the restrooms Cons: dirty unbussed tables more

All time favorite hangout 6/23/2006

Great for a casual date, always live music (always interesting if nothing else), a slice of pizza, spicy cesar , and a pint right from the tap while sitting back and taking in the local flavor is about as good as it gets. I'll be hanging out the open windows there alllll summer. Pros: Great flavor, great atmosphere Cons: almost becoming too popular for its own good, crowded and hot on the oven side in the summer more

Good pizza, Great casual atmosphere 10/2/2005

The live music makes this pizza place festive and casual. On weekends, tables can be difficult to get unless you get there early. Pizza is a nice gourmet style (many with olive oil/garlic sauce) ...not flooded with cheap tomato sauce like icky Pizza Hut. I rate them less than perfect because their pizza quality is not consistent. I've had it overcooked (more than just a little burnt) more than a couple times. Also, the tables/chairs in the music area room could be in a little better repair....or more sturdy. I like eclectic, but I don't want to feel like things are shoddy. Definitely a great foundation...a good manager could make it even better. Pros: Location, Pizza, Music Cons: Parking more

Mississippi Pizza 6/22/2004

I love eating lunch at this place. The pizza is excellent. I always enjoy a spinach salad with my 2 slices and the people are very friendly. I really wish they had Redhook my favorite beer on tap. Pros: Great Pizza, Inexpensive, Quick more

Fun and Rustic 5/28/2003

This a fun neighborhood place. Mom's old sofa, some flea market tables and great pizza. Great live music and bring the kids--they like them. only one rude employee, besides him, an outstanding crew. Pros: Fun, laid back Cons: no air conditioning more
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Editorial

  • Mississippi Pizza is known for their handcrafted pizza dough, which is aged 48 hours before it is stretched and made into a delicious...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 04:00 PM To 09:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Boise

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