The Star Portland
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Just as good deep dish as in Chicago. Overall, really good food, drinks and ambiance.
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Ok (deep dish that I would not order again) and good (thin crust that I might order again), but definitely not great, pizza. (Measured against pizza I’ve had in Chicago, New York, and New Haven.)
Service was meh. Three of our group ordered fountain soda. Server “noticed” empty water glasses and replaced empty water carafe but never “noticed” empty soda glasses and offered soda refills (or even asked if anyone wanted to order a second round of soda (if this is a rare US restaurant that doesn’t refill)). Bizarre.
Not a good first experience in a neighborhood with so many other options.
BBQ pizza was awesome! Sat on the patio, besides the table that things kept sliding off of due to the sloped pavement, haha, it was great! Good service, good food!
Thank you so much for the review and comment about the pavement. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you soon.
Excellent food! We had a party of 7 and ordered the deep dish pizza and thin crust pizza both delicious. We love the location and the ability to eat outside. The only complaint was the music was quite loud.
Thank you so much for this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we get the chance to serve you again soon. Thank you for the tip on the noise level, appreciate it!
I love The Star, the food is delicious and the drinks are great. I’m a pretty frequent guest and every single time the servers are kind and attentive. Because of the area, it is an energetic ambience so be ready for loud music and a bustling scene.
Hi there, thank you so much for this great review. We appreciate your service and look forward to seeing you again.
Food was good, AC wasn’t really working which made for a mostly miserable experience, service was very good and accommodating for some dietary needs. I wouldn’t return on a hot day but definitely would on a mild weather day.
Fun with so much activity and movement on 13th Ave
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Very nice, wonderful wedge salad and deep fish pizza
Hi Sammie, so glad you enjoyed the wedge salad and deep dish. Hope to see you again soon.
The best Portland spot for Chicago style pizza. Always enjoyable.
Excellent as always! Best gluten-free pizza I’ve had absolutely anywhere! Brought friends from out of town and they were blown away by their pizza as well.
Great scene, vibe - bar, when able to reopen for seating, dining is handsome, comfy. Menu offers great, hearty pizza choices - street scene part of the fun and ambiance with the roll up garage doors open on pleasant weather days.
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Good restaurant in a ruined part of town. Sad to see. Had people puking outside while we ate. Great deep dish pie though.
I apologize about the street scenery during your dining experience, thank you for the feed back.
We booked a reservation here through open table, but when we arrived, the restaurant was closed. Someone inside finally came and talked to us, looked at the reservation (which was correct), said they had changed their hours, and apologized that it allowed us to make the reservation, but we were still left out in the cold.
Food is really mediocre, music was too loud and not right for the setting
We enjoyed ourselves immensely at The Star! We felt very comfortable dining in the restaurant - we've been vaccinated - as has the staff. It's a spacious restaurant with really high ceilings, our tables were distanced, there was fresh air circulating, the staff remained masked and everything was well cleaned. Our server was super efficient, provided a wine recommendation and tasting, and our dinner was perfect. We ordered takeout over the last year and it was so nice to eat our meal fresh out of the oven. The music and atmosphere was so fun. We highly recommend dining at the The Star!
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Good was bland
The deep dish pizza is phenomenal! Aaron (sp) was amazing and made the experience even more special.
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Great experience. Kind staff. Good food.
So glad you enjoyed your evening, hope to see you again soon.
We reserved a patio seat for our anniversary and when we arrived we were told there were no seats available on the patio. We were sat in a wobbly metal chair under a tree out front along the road. The service was good, but not above average. As for the happy hour manhattans, take our word and pass on those I ended up making my partner finish mine for me because they tasted like bottom shelf vodka posing as bourbon. The inside of the restaurant was beautiful and designed well. The pizza was absolutely amazing and we will order that again for take out or delivery, but likely will not go back to dine in.
The food was amazing. The music was really loud though, like dining in a nightclub. Our waiter was great as was the service. We didn't care for where we were seated, it was in a high traffic area with an open wall/window. We had asked for indoor seating because my daughter was cold, but we were pretty much outside with the wind blowing on us. That wasn't great.
Hi Keri, thank you for the feedback on the music levels. Your feedback makes it possible for us to provide better service for our customers. We are glad you enjoyed the food and hope to see you soon.
First time eating there. I reserved an indoor table but got an outdoor table. The pizza could use more pepperoni and less sauce. Service was slow but good when they were there. Pizza took 35-40 minutes. I was not expecting that and would like to know how long the pizzas take to make upfront
Service was great and so was the food!
Hello, so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you soon and appreciate the review.
Best pizza in Portland hands down! Nice atmosphere and friendly servers!
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the review. We are so thrilled to hear about your satisfaction and look forward to seeing you soon.
Great vibe...enjoyed the outdoor seating...food was good...service excellent. Will for sure be back.
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My favorite Chicago Deep Dish in Portland + great cocktails!
Hi Billy, thank you for the feedback. We are so happy to be your favorite pick of Deep Dish in Portland. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
The deep dish here is WONDERFUL. We usually eat thin crust, but this pizza is amazing!
The caesar dressing is close to perfect, lots of garlic with that anchovy balance. I'm not sure if I could order anything else off the menu!
Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoy the deep dish as well as the caesar dressing. We look forward to seeing you soon.
We really enjoyed our evening here. The pizzas were delicious, the service friendly, and the ambiance cozy. We'll be back!
Hi, thank you for your comment. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening and the food. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Always great pizza and drinks
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One of the best dining locations in all of Portland. Oh, and the deep dish is second to none!
It is a very cosy and comfortable restaurant that serves good pizza
Great pizzas and drinks!
Pizza and salad were great, service was a tad slow but not bad. I was not thrilled with the music choice playing inside, could be taken as inappropriate in our current climate.
We love this place. During this visit we sat right under a speaker and it was really loud. Like, really loud. That said, we were thrilled to be back inside and can’t wait to return. Always amazing food and service.
We had a reservation and upon arriving we were told that they had already close the kitchen. This was extremely disappointing and sent us into a frantic frenzy to try to find another place to eat. All other places had an hour plus wait which is why we made the reservation in the first place.
This was the first time we've dined in for months. They do a good job of keeping guests socially distant. However, an entire section is not being used because it's currently a storage area inside the restaurant. So some of the vibe is gone for now. I hope it returns back to the cool pizza joint that we miss.
Food was OK, service was poor. I will not be back. There are too many restaurants in PDX to come back to one where I have to get up and ask someone to take our order after they have walked past us multiple times. Sorry, but we will not be back. Talking with others at tables, they said the same thing.
We found this place on open table whilst looking to get out for Friday night pizza...what a find! Not only had we never heard of The Star, but we had not tried deep dish pizza as we are thin crust lovers. Both were amazing! The layout offers open air seating and the deep dish pizza style is delicious. We always add a Cesar salad with our pie and the dressing didn’t disappoint...nice and garlicky with just enough anchovy! Our waitress was super upbeat and provided excellent service. The only reason for the four stars is because of the horrible, loud music that was playing. I understand the Pearl may draw a younger crowd and the selection of tunes may be in line with the usual folks that frequent the area. However, we dine out multiple times a week, usually return for great food and service, but When I leave a restaurant with a headache because of the music that was banging over my head for 2 hours...it would definitely influence my decision to return. Most restaurants do a good job at finding a happy medium for all to enjoy, I hope The Star will reconsider theirs as we would love to return and bring our family.
It was a great spot and very cozy. Would love to check out during happy hour.
Anonymous, We're so delighted that you found your way here and had such a good time at The Star! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback, and we look forward to you checking us out during happy hour! Best, Shannon
No complains!! Good food and service. Noisy, but not any different from similar places.
Anonymous, We're so delighted that you found your way here and had such a good time at The Star! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Shannon
Deep dish pizza, wings, cider and friendly wait personnel. What more can you ask for!
tonyc, We appreciate the kind words! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your pizza. Our staff works very hard to make sure that everyone enjoys their experience, so it is great to hear that you did. We are grateful for you taking the time to leave us some feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindly, The Star Management Team
You can order delivery directly from The Star Portland using the Order Online button. The Star Portland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 300-7827.
The Star Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.