The Star Portland

4.7
135 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 135 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good deep dish as in Chicago. Overall, really good food, drinks and ambiance.

The Star Portland
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the support. Hope to see you soon.

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vipJamesR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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vipHungryMan
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Star Portland
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and comment about the pavement. We appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.
Highly recommended.

The Star Portland
Responded on July 18, 2021

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Star Portland
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for this great review. We appreciate your service and look forward to seeing you again.

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viprickys
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun with so much activity and movement on 13th Ave

The Star Portland
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind review and support.

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vipsammie
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, wonderful wedge salad and deep fish pizza

The Star Portland
Responded on June 24, 2021

Hi Sammie, so glad you enjoyed the wedge salad and deep dish. Hope to see you again soon.

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BDParr
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Portland spot for Chicago style pizza. Always enjoyable.

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MaiaC
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viphungryguy
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

The Star Portland
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for the kind review and support. We are so glad you enjoy your experiences at our location.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good restaurant in a ruined part of town. Sad to see. Had people puking outside while we ate. Great deep dish pie though.

The Star Portland
Responded on June 24, 2021

I apologize about the street scenery during your dining experience, thank you for the feed back.

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vipNono
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food is really mediocre, music was too loud and not right for the setting

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vipGigiinPDX
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

The Star Portland
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hello, thank you so much for the support and kind review. We are so glad you gave us another visit and enjoyed your meal, we hope to see you again soon.

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DeborahB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good was bland

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deep dish pizza is phenomenal! Aaron (sp) was amazing and made the experience even more special.

The Star Portland
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and support.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Kind staff. Good food.

The Star Portland
Responded on June 9, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your evening, hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

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.

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KeriC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Star Portland
Responded on May 31, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great and so was the food!

The Star Portland
Responded on May 23, 2021

Hello, so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you soon and appreciate the review.

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vipLisaB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best pizza in Portland hands down! Nice atmosphere and friendly servers!

The Star Portland
Responded on May 23, 2021

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.

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KarenF
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe...enjoyed the outdoor seating...food was good...service excellent. Will for sure be back.

The Star Portland
Responded on May 23, 2021

Hi Karen, thank you for the review and support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipBillyB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Chicago Deep Dish in Portland + great cocktails!

The Star Portland
Responded on May 16, 2021

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.

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vipLafree
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

The Star Portland
Responded on May 10, 2021

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.

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LOSMOS
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening here. The pizzas were delicious, the service friendly, and the ambiance cozy. We'll be back!

The Star Portland
Responded on May 10, 2021

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.

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vipPearlPDX
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great pizza and drinks

The Star Portland
Responded on April 25, 2021

We appreciate your comment! Thanks for stopping by.

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EthanA
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining locations in all of Portland. Oh, and the deep dish is second to none!

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vipsp1eedy
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a very cosy and comfortable restaurant that serves good pizza

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizzas and drinks!

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vipJefmel
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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.

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vipAndrewT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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MarkP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipAboutTown
Hawaii
143 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipRyanH
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipLafree
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Violet
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great spot and very cozy. Would love to check out during happy hour.

The Star Portland
Responded on November 17, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No complains!! Good food and service. Noisy, but not any different from similar places.

The Star Portland
Responded on November 11, 2020

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

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tonyc
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Deep dish pizza, wings, cider and friendly wait personnel. What more can you ask for!

The Star Portland
Responded on November 6, 2020

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

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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.