My Picks for Best Pizza on the Westside of the Portland Metro Area

alexandra-gorn-52jG7-FN22Y-unsplashPizza has to be it’s own food group right?  I mean you’ve got all the things you need carbs, dairy and veggies.  Maybe that’s why I love pizza so much, even with having Celiac Disease.   I try hard to find great gluten free pizza, but also have to take the advice of my friends when it comes to their favorite pizza places.  So here are a few of mine, and their favorite places in Hillsboro and Beaverton.

Hillsboro – 

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Road House – Their gluten free crust is pretty amazing and I have a thing for their cheese and margarita pizzas.  When you have a handful of restaurants that you routinely eat at and only a couple of things on the menu that you can actually eat, you know that it’s good when I could eat it several times a week and not get tired of it.  When they shut down at the beginning of the stay-at-home order here in Oregon I almost cried.  That’s how much I love their pizza, and you bet I was in their parking lot pretty much within a day or two of them opening up for take out.  That cheese pizza was worth the wait.

Pizzaro – This sweet little wood fired pizza restaurant is located in downtown Hillsboro and before I found out I had Celiac it was one of my favorite places to go and get pizza from.  I know my husband sure does miss getting to eat their pizza.  They do now have gluten free crust, however as with most places they cannot guarantee that it won’t come into contact with gluten so we just haven’t tried them again yet.  Yes I know, I do tend to risk it every now and then even though I shouldn’t.  I’m blessed that my Celiac isn’t horrible.

Jersey Girls – This place is a local favorite for Glencoe High School students as it’s located right across the street, and just so happens to be owned by a parent of a Glencoe alumni who was on the Color Guard.  Jersey Girls started out as a tiny little pizza joint and has grown into a nice little restaurant.  They do have gluten free crust, and it was quiet tasty when I had it during a Nitty Strong Fundraiser last year.

Beaverton – 

Maiale Rosa Wood Fired Pizza – Several of my friends say that this is a great place to enjoy pizza, salad or a panini.  They use old world techniques with a modern twist such as offering goat cheese.  They also do catering which is always nice to know for the next big event you may have (when we can have those again).  In addition they have a few desserts one of which is a cannoli and if you’ve ever had a cannoli you know they are AMAZING!

Bellagios Pizza – With several locations throughout the metro area my friends once again recommend Bellagios for not only pizza but sandwiches as well.  They offer gluten free crust which means they just got added to my need to try list, and they offer dough to go.  That makes it super easy to have a make your own pizza night at home.

I know I may not have mentioned your favorite pizza place because there are so many great ones in the metro area.  However, I hope that one of your faves made my list, and if not maybe you have found a new place to try.