My Birthday Dinner at The Star Portland


Cheese pull time! A Pepperoni deep dish from The Star in Portland. 

We left Florence, OR on my birthday, but we stopped in Portland for dinner. Portland is an incredible city for pizza, so I chose to eat at The Star Portland. They're located in the Pearl District. They have all types of pizza. From thin crust to deep-dish, and even Detroit style. Their deep dish looked too good to be true, so I had to try it out. The Star Portland is dark and has lounge vibes but is family friendly. 

They have a full bar, and lots of appetizers and small plates, too. But we just wanted pizza and drinks, so we got to ordering. We arrived right as they were getting busy. By the time we ordered our food, the place was getting packed, and our server was working super hard. We waited a while, but finally my deep-dish pizza arrived. I dug in, then I realized it was the wrong pizza. Whoops, our server gave me someone else's pizza. So, they ended up bring me the correct pizza, which was the Pepperoni deep-dish. Then I had two! The one they accidentally brought was the classic deep-dish with sausage, mushrooms, and green peppers. 

It slapped! If you've never had deep dish pizza, its thick and full of cheese, with the sauce on top and the toppings underneath. Which is why I couldn't tell which pizza I was eating at first! Then I tried the Pepperoni, and it was even better than the other pizza. It was piping hot, and the first slice gave me a nice cheese pull! This was one tasty Birthday dinner. To drink, I chose a Cruel Summer cocktail. This drink was in a martini glass and had guava. It was really delicious. 

The rest of the family got a large thin crust. They went with half cheese and half BBQ Chicken. My husband loved his BBQ Chicken and couldn't stop raving about it. We ended up with so much extra pizza, that we left with three pizza boxes. You best believe we drove that pizza home to Seattle and ate it the next day! 

I told them it was my birthday and they brought me a piece of cheesecake with a candle. It was sweet of them and it tasted so smooth and creamy. This was such a fun birthday, especially being in Portland and having awesome food and drinks! Definitely check this spot out for pizza in Portland. 

The Star Portland 

1309 NW Hoyt St.

Portland, OR 

(503) 300-7827


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