The Star Portland

4.4
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At The Star Pizza, we have take enormous pride in serving our award-winning deep dish and thin crust pizzas. By offering organic salads, appetizers made from scratch, house made dressings and sauces, oven baked sandwiches, and fresh dough tossed daily, our once small pizzerias have blossomed into a dynamic neighborhood restaurants. Beyond dozens of signature dishes, our bar serves artisan cocktails, carefully selected wines and beer in an elegant yet comfortable environment. Our commitment to our employees, community, schools and local nonprofit organizations embodies who we are. We treat our guests like family, invest in our employees, and use responsible and high quality ingredients to continue The Star legacy. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

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AmieeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deep dish pizzas and wonderful wait staff! I would definitely recommend this place to pizza fans!

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and great salads. Glad to have them in PDX

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JuliaB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great happy hour! I definitely plan on returning to try more menu items. I loved the roasted cauliflower, the mixed green salad, and the spicy sausage thin crust pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Pretty quick service considering the place was packed full(10-15 minutes). Very good waiter.

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Bree
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had to wait quite a while after we ordered to get our pizzas but it was delicious and worth the wait. The small size comes with 6 small slices. We got two smalls for 3 people which was the right amount for us.

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Akett
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Star is in a nice location with a cool ambiance. But the pizza is very mediocre and the cauliflower appetizer was not good. We were looking forward to trying their “famous” deep dish and it was a disappointment.

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vipCyclescott
Grand Rapids
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable Chicago-ish deep dish pizza. Flavorful sauce and plentiful toppings. Definitely a go to for a more filling pizza experience.

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vipAprilP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Star had just made some management changes when we went-so a little funky on a few things. Mainly just out of most of their tap beers. But I have to say that they conveyed the message of a small hiccup very well. We had fantastic service (we ate at the bar). And the pizza was amazing! I don't know what it was, but the crust was delicious-crisp and flavorful with interesting toppings. The pesto chicken was my favorite and my husband liked the spicy sausage. We shared a wedge salad-and they even obliged us with cutting it!

I look forward to going again with the dust settles, but for sure give them a try! The space is wide open and pleasant!

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vipAndreaB
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza!

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MadameQ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gathering place for family & friends. Pizza superb. Everyone at Star was friendly and genuine.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While not explicitly Chicago-style deep dish, the sausage and meatball pizza makes for the best approximation of Lou Malnati's you'll get on the West Coast. Quality ingredients, tasty sauce, and a generous helping of cheese. All served in a clean and quaint storefront in the Pearl.

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DaleC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best deep dish pizza l have ever eaten. Highly recommend.

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Curious101
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good service. The service could be a bit quicker. The vegan gf pizzas could be a bit cheaper. 2 veggies for about 3 dollars feels like a rip-off especially since there’s not a whole lot of it on the pizza. Having a pineapple topping option would be ideal, and diff type of vegan cheeses. Although, I thank you:) it was still a good experience!

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Nick
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved for 14 people for a birthday party. Had a couple no-shows on account of proximity to a family holiday, but the staff had no issues with it. Ordering and service was timely, but unobtrusive. Noise level was low to moderate. Food was very good and reasonably priced for the segment and location. Highly recommended for parties and events.

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Alexlovestoeat
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience, got 2 deep dish (I am from Chicago) and they both were really good along with the califlower, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered one thin and one deep dish. Thin came out cold - like it had been sitting for 15 minutes. That’s a huge strike. Deep was cheese and sausage but the sausage wasn’t big chunks - which I was expecting like you’d get at Unos etc. Crust was good but could use another pinch of salt. Not sure if I will go back.

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SusanS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Deep dish Pizza just not as good as it used to be. The pizza is deep because of a huge cheese layer, with a thin layer of tomatoes—-used to be reversed. I was hoping last time we went it was an anomaly, but perhaps not. The pizza as it is now is a dealbreaker for us.

Also, server was waaaay too aggressive. Interrupted us constantly, reached across table right in front of our faces without an ‘excuse me’ or asking if he could clear dishes. Never once paused for a break in our conversation to do his work, just a bull in a china shop. We all were pretty peeved but his service.

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SteveC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deep-dish pizzas. Sleek, comfortable space in the Pearl.

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JohnnyNWPDX
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were excellent and the pizza was delicious! I will definitely go back again and bring my date!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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vipEater10000
Portland
444 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very consistent experience every time that we go. The deep dish pizza is really good, well worth a try. The service is also consistent and friendly.

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MarieP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to The Star 4 times now, and have enjoyed each occasion. The deep dish pies are deliciously and not greasy at all. The gluten free thin crust is also great - I shared one of those once and even though I am not gluten free I’d happily eat another of those again. Vegan options are also available! Even though pizza is the star here, the salads and veggie side dishes should receive equal billing as they are surprisingly scrumptious!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot in the pearl, only place in Portland with good deep dish/Chicago style pizza. Cocktails also great, salads, appetizers, this place is here to stay!!!

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Poppipdx
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The “to go” counter is located at the back of the bar portion of the restaurant, which makes no sense. Customers picking up their pizzas and the employee manning that counter are constantly walking through the tables where people are eating. This is too nice of a venue for that!

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vipEater10000
Portland
444 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I often recommend this restaurant. The pizza is consistent and well made. The service is very good. The cocktails and wine list are also very good.

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LizRL
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really too loud during peak times, but the service was good and the food was terrific. The salads were fresh and interesting and the pizzas, both deep dish and thin crust, were top notch. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. We’ve been a few times now and it’s great with kids or or date night. Service last time was spot on.

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mitchb
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Heard a lot of good things about The Star and it didn’t disappoint. The cheese on the pizza was advertisement-level gooeyness and delicious. Our server was great and would go back in a heartbeat!

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vipRobrose131
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummmmmm the pies are greats the service is great. The beverages are great. The space is great.
The location is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food but expensive for pizza. Noisy environment but that was normal for a pizza parlor

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DottieJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder except for the noise-noise dampeners would be great.

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vipChrisS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tried both the deep dish and the thin crust and they were fantastic. For a business setting the music was thumping too loudly to want to return but will come again with friends.

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vipDTipt
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Chicago, I wanted to try the deep dish here and was blown away. One of the things I don't love about Chicago Pizza is how dense the crust is because after 1 piece I'm full of all the bread. The deep dish crust here isn't as dense but has the perfect balance. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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JordanJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza but not your traditional deep dish. The cocktail menu needs work it sadly doesn’t have something for everyone but there are other good drink options.

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RDPdx
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent addition to the Portland Pizza scene.
The apps and salads are great too. But the “Star” of the show is the delicious deeps dish pizzas!

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good for the price. Waited 15 min. after being seated by the hostess befor getting water. You can tell they are a new restaurant, by the way they seemed unmanaged.

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RandK
Portland
2 reviews