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Pizza in Portland

tofuburrito Jul 23, 2009 01:31 PM

On the Pacific Northwest episode of No Reservations Bourdain featured a restaurant in Portland where they kneaded the dough by hand. Anyone know the name of the place?

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    Chrome_CW Jul 23, 2009 03:21 PM

    Apizza Scholls :)

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    1. re: Chrome_CW
      sambamaster Jul 23, 2009 07:42 PM

      without making further editorial comment, I understand they DO NOT knead the dough by hand any longer. My one and hopefully only visit there, I saw a giant hobart mixer in the kitchen, then read elsewhere that the handmade dough thing is in the past. :)

      1. re: sambamaster
        nkeane Jul 25, 2009 01:45 AM

        its still made "by hand" but yes, the kneading is done with a large mixer(and a cool old retro one at that). Pizza doesnt suffer from it though. If you kneaded bread dough for 10hours a day, 6 days a week, for 20 or so years.....you might break down and buy a mixer as well(you know, once all your joints breakdown).

        1. re: nkeane
          quovadis Jul 26, 2009 01:53 AM

          Apizza Scholls. Accept no subsitutes.
          I hate waiting. I don't like places with kids. I prefer to be in places with full liquor.

          All that goes out the window when it comes to Apizza Scholls because it simply is the very best.

          Care, love, craftsmanship. End of story.

          1. re: quovadis
            MichaelG Jul 26, 2009 10:34 PM

            Couldn't have said it better than Quovadis. As you're walking, biking, or driving to APS, just prepare for the fact that you will wait. There are many ways to wait - visit a nearby bar, walk the neighborhood, sprint to the top of Mt. Tabor.... but it helps if you know it in advance...

            1. re: MichaelG
              goodbyeohio Jul 27, 2009 11:48 AM

              i show up at ~5pm, never go on a F/Sa/Su, and NEVER wait. FYI.

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      kgreig Jul 29, 2009 09:28 AM

      What about Ken's Artisan Pizza? With the Calabrese Peppers, oh my...so good!

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      1. re: kgreig
        Chrome_CW Jul 29, 2009 11:05 AM

        I don't deny that it is good - but to my knowledge it has never been on "No Reservations" with Anthony Bourdain.

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          nkeane Jul 29, 2009 01:51 PM

          good... yes, but ultimately Pizza is flavored flat bread, no? That being said the bread(see also: crust) at Apizza is far and away better than anywhere else.

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