Oasis Cafe is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 101 reviews!
We ended up here our first night visiting Portland. Half of us got a slice and half a sandwich. I wish I knew the employees name; he was working alone and kicking a**. All five of us agreed it was the best pizza and sandwiches we have had. So delicious.
BEST PIZZA PLACE EVVVVER!!! The food is delish! The staff are spectacular! The location is prime! And the price (for what you get) is a STEAL! Their homemade peanut butter chocolate bars are the bombdotcom and they always have a fantastic selection of beverages. 5 stars + 5 more!
Pizza and pinball and a great atmosphere and it's on Hawthorne. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah -- rad staff. They have that too. Go here. Often.
BEST sandwich EVER! Awesome service! Definitely going back!
The cashier gabby welcomed us so nicely, the service here is incredible, and i'm not even gonna started about their amazing pizza!
An amazing place with amazing people. The food here was amazing and the cashier, Gabby, was especially welcoming. Overall a great time
Amazing food great customer service conveniently located in hawthorn great area.
Some of the best pizza in Portland.
Had great service here. Cashier and cook were very friendly and made our order just the way we want it. This is our go to place for Gluten free slices in Portland! We will be back
The bottled Herbert's Lemonade was the best shit I've had in a while, and I praise Oasis Cafe for supplying it. Not sure how the food was, cuz I didn't get any. Wasn't that hungry.
The best part was obviously the workers. Normally I don't think too much about the females, but there was one girl there with pigtails and she was pretty cute.
The guy in the kitchen was really banging. He was totally artsy and had his hair pulled back into a bun. You could just tell he listened to bands like Weezer and stuff. Probably also The Zombies, and maybe a bit of art rap.
Pizza was awesome!!! Super fun!!!! The owner Lisa helped us!! Chris in kitchen is top notch!!
This is a great place to grab a slice of pizza on the go. Delicious thin-medium crust. Basic array of toppings. Very straightforward, plus the beer is reasonably priced. There's not a lot of seating and don't expect to be fawned over by the counter person, but Oasis makes a beyond serviceable quick slice that I think of just about weekly in Philadelphia.
Cheapest beer in Portland! Went in for a slice the other day and it was happy hour so I got a 3 topping slice and a C Note for $5! The slice is regularly $4.80 by itself - you do the math....
I love their pizza. Don't get the pizza that is sitting out--it's always better if you special order a slice. You can build your own slice and even with a few toppings and a soda it is under $5.00. I like to get roasted red peppers, walnuts, feta cheese and spinach. Who ever heard of walnuts on pizza! It is now my favorite pizza topping. You can also get a cream sauce instead of marinara. They have a great soda fountain, good beer, and tasty desserts. The pizza is sometimes good and sometimes awesome. I've never found better pizza in Portland, I'm sure of that. And they have great window counter seats so you can look out onto Hawthorne's most happenng corner.
Maybe you're spoiled PDX- but in Seattle, pizza sucks. I really loved this pizza and might even go as far as saying this is my favorite by-the-slice pizzeria outside of NY...okay, fine I'll say it. I like the squishy, doughy crust- if this is not your kinda thing- this definitely won't be your kinda pie. The window seats are great for people watching while washing down a good pint with your pie. I'm giving five stars- rounding up on a 4 1/2
Custom, gourmet pizza by-the-slice
With a dozen or so pretty good pizza joints in P-town, it's good to find something rare about a place that makes it stand out from the rest. Oasis Cafe has that in its custom built pizza by-the-slice.
Not not many places can you order exactly what you want on a slice with so many gourmet selections. Along with the usual toppings, you can try the zucchini, roasted eggplant, cilantro, walnuts, avocado, fresh basil, roasted red pepper, garlic, black beans and red potatoes. The list seems to go and on, which makes your pizza building that much more fun and creative. They also have really good salads here.
Tip: Great outdoor people watching when the weather warms up.
ive had gluten free pizza a few places and this place is on my top awesome list. it was pretty slow because they make the gluten free pizzas as you order (you can get regular pizza slices when you walk in) and there were three gluten free pizza orderers in front of me so we waited about 30 minutes, but no big deal.
then some moronic lady, the one who was in front of me ordering the most preciously specific pizza, took mine by mistake. now if youre gonna order some fancy pants pizza, you should at least recognize it is not said pizza when asked "is this your pizza?"
no, moron! no it's not!
so the cashier apologized, though it was not her fault and we had to wait another 10 minutes. we were in a rush so we took it to go.
in the end, we enjoyed an awesomely delicious gluten free pizza. great crust! it was still hot by the time we got it home and i will most defiantly go back.
they also have south park pinball.
My friend and I were visiting Portland on a road trip. After visiting Powell's bookstore we went looking for food and saw the pizza by the slice. The place was going to close in 5 minutes so we quickly ordered. She had a cheese pizza and I had pepperoni. We both enjoyed our pizzas. They were not overly greasy and we both detected extra seasoning that made it stand out. We'd eat there again.
Excellent pizza by some of the best stoned workers around. Seriously, even though they're all stoned most of the time, they really are amazingly efficient. Even when there's a line, you won't have to wait long.
On a summer day, order a microbrew with your slice, and sit outside at the picnic tables and watch the cute dykes on Hawthorne St.
Pretty good. The selection was a little slim but high on flavor. Super yummy and quick service.
I gotta admit every time I go here I always ALWAYS buy a whole pizza. Their variety and options make it quick and easy to choose. not to mention it is placed perfectly for a Hawthorne crawl! The dough has a nice solid taste without being excessively thick which is nice it gives it that gooey extra thin texture.
The worst thing about being gluten free, is the pizza issue. I gather there are a number of gluten free pizza options in Portland, but, didn't have time to check out any others. So, my only reference is with a couple of places in the Bay Area and some frozen options. I like the fact that you can order slices with whatever toppings you want. The pizza was good. Not equivalent to a high quality New York slice, but, pretty darn good. What was equally satisfying about the experience was the counter person. Wish I'd asked her name, but, just extremely friendly and outgoing. And I randomly ran into to an acquaintance from the Bay Area as I was eating at a table outside. The place has good karma. Now we just need someone to figure out how to create a gluten-free sicilian style pizza dough - that would prompt a full fifth star. As such, consider this a 4.5 star rating.
this is some seriously good shit. I worked at a pizza place in Berkeley, so I admit I'm biased. and by biased I mean: this is some good shit.
growing up in Portland I fell in love with Escape from NY and I still love their potato garlic but the Oasis? yum! crunchy crispy tasty crust. awesome beer. last time we visited we were fortunate enough to be staying right around the corner from here and it was cold as a witch's tit and I found myself here at least once a day.
the staff is stoned, sure, I like it like that. they should be, shouldn't they? they are sweet enough boys and they give nice smiles when you tip. which you should.
I agree with Ana that the slices are a bit pricey and generally pretty tasty. However, I think Oasis' crust is definitely in the top tier. I always eat my pizza crusts, but Oasis' is one of the few that I enjoy as much as the rest of the pizza. Based on pizza alone, I would give Oasis 3-3.5 stars.
However, the focaccia bread with pesto and mozzarella is a five-star item. I have ventured to Oasis, on multiple occasions, just for the bread. I actually believe meeting for a loaf of focaccia should overtake meeting for a cup of coffee as a social norm... it's that good.
The restaurant interior is good for hanging out. There a few spacey booths and a couple counters for smaller groups. If you get bored, there's a old Ms. Pac-Man table and a pinball machine or two.
Super deal on 20 oz pints of C note @ 3.85.+ huge slices w/ great toppings, broccoli cheddar is better than it sounds. Pinball!
If this was a "pizza review" I'd have to compare it to New York style pizza- which in my opinion is heads and shoulders above this thick crust shtuff- in which case it wouldn't be a 3 star review. However, comparing it to similar genres of pizza, I'd put Oasis near the top. This is why I give em 4 stars. It's a compromise- I mean- it is pizza no matter how you slice it.
All I am seeing is pizza reviews here, what about the sandwiches?! I went once a couple weeks ago and had the BOMBEST sandwich of my life. It was called the "Turkey Gobbler" and my mouth is watering just thinking about it...The girl said she comes early every morning to make the focaccia bread. I was so good. You should try it.
Order a pizza, or pick a slice already cooked. I added anchovies to mine which were delish! Along with a WIDMER or COKE, and you pay with a five spot or a little more. The workers are always very nice to be around too. Definitely a new fave hangout for me and Paula .'-p
For premade pizza by the slice, their food is excellent. The pizzarista behind the counter was super friendly and engaging, and it's at a great location for the Hawthorne trawler. I saw a broccoli and cheese slice under the lamps and it looked delicious, but ended up going for a slice of mushroom and a slice of veggie. The portions are filling - my eyes were bigger than my stomach, but I took the leftovers home and was pleased to discover that the crusts were still nice and chewy! And as stated below, they've got a great sauce going.
I was in the neighborhood yesterday and decided to stop in at the Oasis to try their pizza. They have a lot of choices including a vegetarian and meat category. I went for the pesto sauce, chicken, roasted red peppers, and roasted garlic. It took 20 minutes to get my pizza and it was hot out of the oven. The slices were so big and full of toppings (including the whole chunks of roasted garlic) that I could only eat 2 of them.
Overall, the food was good and service good although you do have to order at the counter and bus your own table. The view is also nice if you sit by the window. I'll be back to try something different like maybe the wild boar!
I love pizza, and this is one of my favorite pizza places in Portland. I don't go as often as I did when I lived right down the street, but I make an effort to go when I am going to be in the neighborhood. I like to just get a slice or two and a soda and sit in the front window and people watch on Hawthorne. Or if I'm with a friend, maybe we'll sit in a cozy booth and chat instead, if we can manage to stop eating long enough to talk.
I'm not sure exactly what it is I like so much about the pizza - the sauce, the crust, the cheese... it's the perfect storm of yummy. If this pizza was a man, I would marry it.
After my last visit to Oasis Cafe I dinged them a few stars for making a bunch of mistakes and really screwing up our order (read the older reviews below for the background). I've since been back and now feel pretty comfortable giving them a 4-star review.
Disclaimer: The owner DID contact me via Yelp to apologize and offered me a free pizza to make things right. Yesterday I took him up on that offer and brought home a totally delicious pizza; every bit as good as the slices I've bought and enjoyed in house before. To be clear, I never got any sense that the owner made this offer with some expectation that I would change or remove my review - that's something I'd never do - but rather I think he was genuinely concerned that someone who had rated them so highly was now disappointed. From my perspective, that's a concerned business owner who cares about retaining good customers.
We got a large half pepperoni/sausage and half roasted red pepper/olive pie. No mistakes, delicious toppings, baked really well. As noted before, it's a bit on the thick side (which I prefer) and a little easier to knife-n-fork it rather than pick it up, but unlike many other thicker pizzas in town the toppings mostly stayed put - this was no messy pizza soup that you find at some other places.
While in Oasis I noted that they now make gluten-free pizzas; I've only had a couple gluten-free pies in town (I have a friend with Celiac disease) and was never really impressed - given the quality of ingredients Oasis uses I'd be curious to see if there's is any better.
In any case, as I've said in the past I think Oasis is one of the better pizza joints, not just on Hawthorne but anywhere in town. I'm ready to chalk up my one bad experience to an off night, as the 3-5 times I'd been there before and the one time since have all been outstanding.
Great little find. They even have gluten free pizza by the slice! The best part was happy hour: a slice of pizza & a soda for $5. Maybe not the best pizza ever, but a great stop during window shopping along Hawthorne.
Haven't been to this place in about 12 years and it is still as good as I remember. Pizza by the slice or box, beer, wine, and more. Good service and clean. Out door seating as well.
I would give this place a solid 3.5 stars... but I do like to err on the side of more. My sister ended up meeting the owner of this place and so she sent me their way (otherwise, I never would have heard of it). We ordered pizza to go over the phone... the website did a good job of providing the menu, and we were super happy with the results when we got that thing home. We got the spicy meat pizza and boy it was spicy and it sure was good. We continued to eat the smallest of their pizzas for another two meals (okay, they were more like snacks, but whatever). The salad was okay... but it sure was nice to be able to get a salad that didn't have any iceberg lettuce involved.
Overall good experience and I would certainly go back again...
Stopped by on my way to a concert at the Hawthorne. The pizza was really good! The rain ruined my hair though. =( Really though, the pizza is pretty darn good for being gluten free!
Cool, small, trendy cafe' with very courteous staff and good food. Open late.
I gave up on west coast pizza being as good as east coast pizza a long time ago, and, honestly, I don't find myself craving very much(how un-american of me)
But, with that being said, these guys are good at what they do.
They always have a good combination topping in the pizza at the counter, and the chips and salsa were, much to my suprise, well above average.
There are plenty of choices of food in that area, but, if you have a hankering for a slice, oasis might be for you.
As a by-the-slice pizza joint this place is quaint and cool, located on Hip Street, but not so full of itself as to choke a fistful of $2 bills from your vintage wallet. The triangles are big, saucy, and simple. The cheese pizza and the spinach-feta-sundried were both a tasty slice of lunch, with just enough herbal zest to qualify as above average.
But the claxon deal of our visit was the astonishingly-large pulled-pork sandwich. A behemoth of tender drizzled pork, cheddar, and red onions on an enormous grilled focaccia, it was 2 lunches for the price of 1 and scrumptiously uncomplicated, to boot.
Oasis makes you think pizza, but I beseech thee, consider sandwiches.
Went here for pizza again last night. Girlfriend and I were waiting for the doors to open at the Bagdad. So we thought we'd grab a bite to eat.
Pizza was better than before. Little greasy but full of flavor. Service was great. Full of smiles. I'm raising them to 4 stars. I'll be going back again =)
I've been eating Oasis pizza since I was a high schooler in the late 90's and have always loved the solid pizza, variety of toppings, and low-key, friendly environment. Broccoli on pizza? So good! and Oasis is where I first tried it. In the last year I've appreciated their gluten-free crust and dairy-free cheese to accommodate family members' celiac disease induced dietary needs. When my partner and I were planning our small wedding we decided that since pizza is one of our favorite foods, why not order some pizzas to round out the menu? Oasis has free delivery, plus we've both been longtime fans of their pizza.
I called a couple of times ask questions regarding how far in advance we needed to place the order and find out some specifics about specialty ingredients.
When I came in person to place the order the staff was SUPER friendly, sweet, helpful, and receptive. They even adjusted their normal delivery start time to meet our lunchtime delivery needs! I watched them write down our order and we confirmed it. When I called a day later to adjust the order, the person on the phone was on top of it, quickly pulling our order up, and double checking that it was correct.
Unfortunately when the pizzas arrived (right on time) the jumbo 18" pizzas had been cut into only 8 slices per pizza, rather than the 16 slices we'd requested. Sure, we should have opened the pizza boxes to make sure they were right, but I'd watched it written down correctly and figured it would come as ordered. While this seems like a minor detail we were trying to feed a large group and had a variety of side dishes, so we wanted moderate slices of pizza, rather than the large sizes Oasis serves in the cafe. As we were in the middle of the event, the result was the groom scrambling and running around to track down a knife and ultimately two guests sawed away at the pizzas with butter knives to split the slices. It all turned out fine - the pizzas were a huge hit (cream sauce+gorganzola+brussel sprouts+mushrooms=awesome) and people loved them, but in the moment it was an unneeded stress and inconvenience during an important event.
Additionally, the small vegan pizza we ordered was pretty paltry with its toppings, especially since there's no replacement for the lack of cheese (you still have to pay for each additional topping). It was $20 for a small vegan (no cheese) pizza with 3 toppings, and while it was delicious, it seemed a little overpriced.
When I called to inform them about the mistake they acknowledged "it was probably our fault" (um, yes.) and said "sorry", but I would have imagined that after spending $120 on pizza and giving a nice tip (over 20%) that they might have offered consolation of some sort.
All in all, I remain a devoted fan of Oasis and their pizza, but I'll stick with coming in to get slices from now on.
I have been in here twice for pizza and both times it has been really good. My two year old son only eats cheese pizza and Oasis Cafe makes a winner.
The most recent trip here my wife sent me in to get her "anything without pepperoni". I was able to come back with some very interesting selections that were all good. Anytime I am in Hawthorne I will stop at Pastaworks and Oasis Cafe.
Do love this pizza shop.
The workers are easy going, always seem in a good mood. Plain pizza is good but enjoy the different toppings they have too. Italian sodas with the cream on top is good too.
For the size of the place, there are many areas to sit... by the big front windows and people watch, (you see some interesting sites traveling along Hawthorne I tell ya), or at some booths further in, if you want to sit and chat with friends.
Like the two pinball machines and the occasional wak wak wak wak of the PacMan table, (too funny).
Sometimes theres cool artwork hanging around, but again, its good pizza and inside makes me smile.
We come for the calzone. It rocks. The biggest bonus is they do dairy free so my wife can enjoy calzones, too. Very tough to find good dairy free pizza, much less calzones.
Great service. I expect some off nights, but so far so good.
Even tastes good reheated if you take home leftovers.
Our first dinner out since coming back to Pdx after tying the knot, we ended up here. Which felt 'right.' It's one of our fav places and continues to be consistently awesome.
I went here today on a recommendation from some fellow Portland vegans. I love that you can "build your own" custom slice (ready in about 10 minutes) without having to buy a whole pizza. Oasis offers Daiya cheese for vegans and ample veggie topping choices. The crust is a thicker style (which I prefer). Unfortunately, they do not offer any plant-based meat alternatives. That said, I was quite satisfied with my slice, which had Daiya cheese, spinach, roasted red bell pepper, pineapple, and roasted garlic. They do charge extra for Daiya and my slice ended up being $6 but I was pretty full and satisfied even though my mouth wanted more. I would definitely return and order a whole pizza to share with others (it would probably be more cost effective). The man who helped us was uncharacteristically friendly for a Hawthorne establishment. My only regret is that I've lived in the neighborhood for over four years and always walked past this place...
Excellent quick service, great happy hour beers, and decent pizza. Love that you can create your own by adding toppings- they have so many to choose from! My partner and I have a thing for trying out every pizza place in Portland. This was one place we would definitely return to.
Pretty solid pizza but not spectacular. They also have sandwiches though they recently got rid of my go to. They do the gluten free pizza thing pretty well too.
This is my story and I am going to stand by it. It was a Wednesday night and I was craving me some pizza. I happened to be biking back home from parts southeasterly when I remembered this place and realized that I had walked by it umpteen amounts of times, but yet had never entered. I'd seen the pizza by the slice sign on the windows, but yet I never went inside. That was about to change.
I've been to a good amount of the pizza joints in this town, but I seem to go back to the same ones over and over and over again. Time to try some of the more obscure pizza places. Some of the ones that don't get as much love as the more popular places. Pizza was supposed to be the main event here for me on this night, but it was something else that I ended up having here that pushed this from a 3 star review to a solid 4 star review.
First let us talk about the pizza. It is ok. Crust is a bit thicker than I normally like, but it certainly didn't make the pizza bad. It was fine. Middle of the road or just slightly better. Service was super friendly and it was the woman behind the counter who turned me onto one of the most amazing nonalcoholic beverages I have ever had in the entirety of this life I am currently living.
Drum roll please.
If you like ginger ale half as much as I do you need to run, not walk to Oasis Cafe to get a Fresh Ginger ginger ale by Bruce Cost ( freshgingerale.com ). If you also happen to like Jasmine Tea, you can get the Jasmine Tea version of this drink. There is actual ginger in the bottom of this bottle. You get a splash of spicy gingery goodness in your face at the end and there almost isn't anything in this life that will be better than that. I would like to thank the girl who was working here on this night for changing the course of my life.
To sum up. Pizza=ok. Ginger Ale=words cannot describe how good this is. God bless America.
This place is awesome! The pizza is always very good, second only to a very well known place on 23rd... The staff at Oasis is always very fun and friendly. Best place on Hawthorne for a slice and a pint!
Never occurred to me while going many times down Hawthorne there was this hidden gem. They had a huge variety of pizzas and lots of vegetarian options. I stopped by with the recommendation of my sis of nearby pizza places that sell by the slice.
The pizza here is pretty good. Love all the options looks delicious. We settled on Yummy Brussels sprout pizza! It was cheesy, crust was not soggy, very crispy and thin just the way I like it in a pizza. I would stop by again to try their other varieties.
Servers were very friendly and great.
Amazing find!!!! We lived in New York and loved pizza there and now we can get it just as good at Oasis Cafe. The staff was great and very willing to make whatever we wanted in a pizza.
Ive been coming here since I was a kid and its managed to get better and better over the years. Its just a fun, non pretentious place in a great location with a vegan pizza thats amazingly good. Fresh, pillowy crust with just the right amount of crisp, flavorful sauce, fresh veggies, even avocado as a topping..ive always done this at home and its incredible but never seen it at a restaurant! Yummy drinks, awesome service, fun games inside. dont like the dinner salad but just load up on fresh veg on your pizza and you wont miss it
been here a multitude of times. fresh pizza is outstanding and the employees are very nice and cool. nothing negative to say at all.
hot dudes work here and they served me a dank vegan slice of pie and a nice hefeweizen. will be back duh
This has been my favorite pizza joint since I discovered it. The pizza has been totally consistent through the years. I'm picky about the crust-sauce-cheese ratio, and this place is heaven... The spinach feta pizza in particular is the best. I wouldn't change a thing.
Regarding service, my usual thoughts would be something like - who cares at a pizza place. But I'm going to rave about the service here because on my last visit after I grabbed my pizza and drink, I started on my way to sit outside but once out I realized there weren't any available tables. As I was on my way back inside, they were on their way outside with a table for me, then went back to get chairs. I really couldn't believe it. This place.. I tell ya.
The pizza is great! They have an awesome sauce and seasonal toppings which is perfect if you want to try something new. Great prices for everything ; we got 2 slices, 2 beers an and OJ for 15 bucks.
The customer service is great, the guy working the counter is super friendly and sweet with a great personality. The place is small and low key but still plenty of seating.
One of the best spots on Hawthorne for sure! :)
Great music, atmosphere, staff, food and kombucha. Great location to catch some sun and people watch. I love it here.
Best vegan pie on the west coast. Staff is super friendly and they have pinball! Great family pizza spot.
Excellent service and custom pizza by the slice. My wife and I stopped by here on a whim with our dog. They set up a table outside and made a custom vegan slice for my wife. Pizza wasn't "top shelf" by any means but they are generous with the toppings (very generous). We will keep this one on the top of our quick-pizza-on-a-sunny-day list!
Gluten Free pizza crust and overall slice specific review.
Cost: 2 slices with gorgonzola and bacon = $9.98
pint glass of soda pop = $1.75
Crust is thin, crispy and well, a bit flimsy. I tried to pick up a piece and it literally fell into a couple of chunks. Was I upset? Heck no! The taste got me right on over any hand to mouth difficulties. Excellent savory tomato base. Most excellent crunch to ooze ratio and enough bacon to deeply satisfy. Slices were quickly prepared to order, and served with a very high "wow, that's hot" factor (the "watch out for the roof of your mouth" factor was very high too.)
The price point was a bit high for my liking, but you could go for a cheese only for about $3.79 a slice. I think additional toppings were around .60 cents per item.
Overall, an excellent gluten free pizza experience that I would have no problem repeating. YAY!
**note - there are gluten and dairy items on site and if you are afraid for cross contamination, this may not be a good pick for you.**
One of the best Pizza slices I've had in Portland! I'll definitely be coming back. Loved their vegetarian option as well.
Stopped in for a slice & a pint before a concert at the theater, and I'm definitely coming back next time I'm in town. Delicious food and friendly staff!
I would not have expected there pizza to be that tasty. $7 for 2 slices and I even had a small beer on tap from a Eugene brewery.
Oasis Cafe is located in the Hawthorne shopping district, making it a convenient stop for lunch on your weekend. You can get pizza by the slice already made, by the slice custom, or by the whole pie. They also deliver. In addition to pizza, Oasis has a variety of pop, beer, and desserts. Some of the desserts are vegan. The only thing I do not recommend is their delivery. Both times I've had pizza delivered from Oasis, it has had all the cheese and toppings in a pile on one side of the pizza as if the pizza had had some rough handling on its way over.
God, that cheese and that crust!!
I am not a huge pizza fan, but since everyone else seems to be, I have tried all the pizza joints in Portland. I have found a couple that have made me now crave pizza and Oasis Cafe on Hawthorne is up there. They will even create your own preferred slice from scratch, so you can get hot out of the oven.
Best Pizza. Period
After trying the recommended pizza joints, this is it. If you like artichokes, get 'em here. The feta-sundried combo is great, and the crust supports the flavors, but doesn't dominate. The service guy isn't too friendly, but not rude either.
Good food, terrible service
The pizza here is some of the best in the city.
Their sodas are flat, and the service is available with a sneer or a cold shoulder. Don't expect them to work for a tip, but that tip jar sure is clearly marked and strategically placed.
We've been going to the Oais for 10 years and have always been happy with the food and service. The pizza is great--esp. with the pesto sauce. Best salads in town. Great service--they are wonderful, helpful, quirky, and accomodating--and very funny! Any time, day--great place !!
The Best Pizza Around!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oasis Pizza! The sauce! The crust! The custom built slices! Their Greek salad is excellent, as well. The staff has always been friendly and helpful.
Good people watchin
If you like people watching, beer, and pizza, sit outside the Oasis Cafe on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon and take in the sights. Its right across from the Baghdad Theatre.
The prices are a little much, but once in a while, it's worth it.
The pizza is really tasty.
Pricey but excellent pizza
The service is ok here, no complaints, but could have room for improvement. The pizza is world class!!!!! Prices are a little high, but the option to customize your own pizza is a definate bonus!
Best Turkey Sandwich in Portland
Seriously. Get the hot turkey sandwich and you will be happily surprised. It is HUGE, great turkey, love the focia bread, special sauce, YUM!! I've had people tell me it is their favorite pizza place, but I still like the sandwich. Highly recommended.
offers pizza by the slice. The pizza is delicious and the prices are on the high side, but the taste makes up for it. We stopped in her while taken a stroll on Hawthorne and will definitely return on our next trip to the area.
Fantastic Gluten Free Pizza
A few weeks ago I noticed a sign in the window at Oasis for gluten free pizza. I have never stopped in before because my kids are gluten intolerant and they are always with me when I go by the cafe on my way to Powells and Greggs. Finally stopped in this week and ordered a gluten free pizza for my kids. It was amazing- we did a half order of cheese and half sausage. Best gluten free pizza we have tried. Actually on par with some of the best regular pizza we have had as well. Price was reasonable too- any of us who have to buy gluten free know how expensive it is!
good pizza Oasis Cafe is located in the Hawthorne shopping district, making it a convenient stop for lunch on your weekend. You can get pizza by the slice already made, by the slice custom, or by the whole pie. They also deliver. In addition to pizza, Oasis has a variety of pop, beer, and desserts. Some of the desserts are vegan. The only thing I do not recommend is their delivery. Both times I've had pizza delivered from Oasis, it has had all the cheese and toppings in a pile on one side of the pizza as if the pizza had had some rough handling on its way over.
God, that cheese and that crust!! I am not a huge pizza fan, but since everyone else seems to be, I have tried all the pizza joints in Portland. I have found a couple that have made me now crave pizza and Oasis Cafe on Hawthorne is up there. They will even create your own preferred slice from scratch, so you can get hot out of the oven.
Best Pizza. Period After trying the recommended pizza joints, this is it. If you like artichokes, get 'em here. The feta-sundried combo is great, and the crust supports the flavors, but doesn't dominate. The service guy isn't too friendly, but not rude either.
Good food, terrible service The pizza here is some of the best in the city.
Their sodas are flat, and the service is available with a sneer or a cold shoulder. Don't expect them to work for a tip, but that tip jar sure is clearly marked and strategically placed.
great stuff We've been going to the Oais for 10 years and have always been happy with the food and service. The pizza is great--esp. with the pesto sauce. Best salads in town. Great service--they are wonderful, helpful, quirky, and accomodating--and very funny! Any time, day--great place !!
The Best Pizza Around! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oasis Pizza! The sauce! The crust! The custom built slices! Their Greek salad is excellent, as well. The staff has always been friendly and helpful.
More on the custom slices: they have a great selection of toppings. In addition to your run of the mill toppers, try roasted eggplant, cilantro, walnuts, pepperoncini, avocado, fresh basil, zucchini, roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, black beans and roasted red potatoes. My favorite combo is spinach, artichoke, and pineapple.
Now, if they would just expand to Vancouver!
Wow some of the best pizza. Expect the average entree to cost under $8. this was worth the drive over to south east.
Good Not Great The sauce on the pizza is very good, but the cheese lacks flavor and the crust isn't very crispy. Definitely over priced for the quality. The cesear salad is, again, good not great. If you don't like the taste of Anchovies don't get the cesear dressing. The flavor is a bit overwhelming. Overall just OK and probably won't return.
Best Turkey Sandwich in Portland Seriously. Get the hot turkey sandwich and you will be happily surprised. It is HUGE, great turkey, love the focia bread, special sauce, YUM!! I've had people tell me it is their favorite pizza place, but I still like the sandwich. Highly recommended.
Fantastic Gluten Free Pizza A few weeks ago I noticed a sign in the window at Oasis for gluten free pizza. I have never stopped in before because my kids are gluten intolerant and they are always with me when I go by the cafe on my way to Powells and Greggs. Finally stopped in this week and ordered a gluten free pizza for my kids. It was amazing- we did a half order of cheese and half sausage. Best gluten free pizza we have tried. Actually on par with some of the best regular pizza we have had as well. Price was reasonable too- any of us who have to buy gluten free know how expensive it is!
Hopefully more folks start ordering it too they can start serving it by the slice (right now you can only get it as a whole pie).
Located in a "pizza desert" (no pizzerias for at least four blocks in any direction) Oasis Cafe really is an oasis of delicious pizza.
Great little pizza joint. The salads & sandwiches are way better than they have any right to be. GF options available. Very friendly service.
Portland is not a pizza town, or at least is not a town where pizza is (a/the) defining dish. As such, I cannot fault other pizzerias for having sub-par pizza. But in my humble opinion, OC serves Portland's best slice: It is not definitely New York or Chicago in style, but simply superb in combination, toppings, etc. A bit pricey for just 2 slices, but well worth it.
Best by the slice gluten free pizza in PDX. Great for a simple date night. And super affordable
Surprise! There's decent pizza around Portland if you can find it. Yes, I have ranted on the overhyped places that were let downs, the hole in the walls that were good and those with New York or ties to the city in their names that need to go back to New York and taste what pizza should be. I'm tough about it.
I've passed the Oasis on a number of occasions. It's a pizza joint for people watchers, but on first glance, one might think it's just another coffee shop. Oasis Cafe doesn't exactly scream pizza place.
I was at Powell's selling books and saw the $5.00 special. A slice and a soda/ lemonade. Works for me. The slices looked good but that doesn't really mean a whole lot. It could have tasted like cardboard. Thankfully, that wasn't the case. I had a nice slice of pepperoni that tasted like pepperoni. Wow. What a concept.
The pizza was above average. Pepperoni was flavorful and the cheese and sauce were spot on as well. The crust tasted good and the outer crust had a pretzel quality to it. The downside? It was too thick and not crispy. The taste was there, it just need more time in the oven so it wouldn't be doughy.
The folks running it were very friendly and they had the slow jams going on. This is a spot to return to. Don't just follow the crowd, try other pizza places, they may surprise you.
I really like their pizza! The best thing about the pizza is the crust. It's not too thin and kind of doughy; great flavor. There's currently a man outside jamming on the cello and serenading me while I eat pizza so that's pretty awesome. There isn't a huge selection of pizza but they have the basics. Sometimes that's all you need!
We tried to head over to Harlow and waited in line for 30 minutes without even getting close to the front of the line (see my other review). We hastily walked back to our car and saw that Oasis Cafe sold GF pizza and quickly heading in not expecting much. Boy were we wrong! The GF pizza was crazy good! For once there was a place that had a large (16 inch) GF pizza instead of those usually small crusts. Great amounts of cheese and to top it off they made a GF Vegan slice for the vegan member using Daiya cheese! Really quick service and super friendly. If it wasn't 3.5 hours away I'd go there every Friday!
Decent to good slices, some nice flavor combinations and cheap good beer. Perfect for a quick slice before a movie at Bagdad across the street. Amazing location. They have pinball as well.
Gluten free slice? Yes please!!!! Just had a great GF slice of cheese and pepperoni, along with a cider, and it was great! First time in and will absolutely be back.
Hungry on Hawthorne and in a hurry, this is where I go. Very tasty pizza, with lots of good slice choices, usually, As with many places, could be a little cheaper. Great people working here. Sit at the window and watch the world whirl by.
Gluten free pizza that is totally good and sold by the slice! The music is good, the service is quick and there is pinball while you wait. The least pretentious place to eat on Hawthorne.
10 % Yelp check in discount!
My daughter and I stopped here for lunch on our way up to Washington. It serves pizza by the slice. I had a spinach salad, which was very good.
Amazing pizza!! We love fresh pizza so we ordered a large pizza and ate it there. Wow so fresh and delicious sauce and crispy on the outside crust with a subtle butter taste and soft on the inside... Must try a fresh slice!
The pizza here is excellent, especially if you get it fresh from the oven. The atmosphere is neighbourhood casual; the people working there are all nice, and they don't play music too loud. The restaurant has a relaxed vibe, and has a great view Hawthorne and the Bagdad Theatre.
This is one of the few places I've encountered in Portland where the pizza dough is risen rather than thin crust. Also, unlike the other places, the pizza by the slice is stored under a heat lamp and directly served, rather than being kept and room temperature and reheated.The sauce is really good, and I can taste garlic (and maybe sugar) in it.
The pizza by the slice varieties are usually cheese, peperoni, and maybe 2-3 additional meat and vegetarian options.
We got a slice of Pepperoni Pizza from here after cider-tasting at the Portland Cider House across the street. Oasis Cafe did not look like a place with amazing food, and probably did not need to have amazing food to cure hangovers and entertain a tipsy crowd given its proximity to the bars in the area. But man, the slice of pizza we got was so good.
Mind-blowing? Definitely yes.
I regrettably did not use the check-in discount. But for how affordable (~$3.5) and delicious the pizza slice was, I had no complaints.
Great place. I like to order full pizzas from here and take them home and convect bake them for like 8 10 mins and whooo doggies! Good pizza!
This pizza blows my mind. And there is a lot of good pizza in Portland.
We came in here to grab a quick slice and ended up buying another one 10 minutes later. Then we came back the next day and got some more. It's the crust! It has such a great flavor. Normally I throw away my crust and its my least favorite part. Not here!
Doesn't matter what slice we got, we loved it. Can't wait to visit Portland again and have some more!
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