I was coming home from Crescent City back to San Francisco on Monday and the new route to SF includes a stopover in Portland. The lovely woman in the seat next to me lived in Portland, but as we were exiting the plane, instead of heading right to baggage, she said she can't leave the airport till she had pizza---I said "what pizza?' and she said "Mod Pizza!" Well, I was going to have to try it and am I glad I did--or maybe not, because the closest Mod Pizza
to me is in Alameda or Daly City---tough for a quick fix. Mod Pizza
was started in Seattle in 2008 and now has over 200 locations---what a story, read all about it on their website, modpizza.com
. The concept is a simple, small menu done well. Choose from either a 6" or 11" ultra thin crust---add from an array of dozens of toppings all for the same price---baked in minutes in a super hot pizza oven till those lovely crispy bubbles form on the crust, taste, die and go to heaven! Want sauce like buffalo, barbecue or balsamic drizzled on or on the side--no problem, no extra charge. Want a breakfast pizza--they have that too! My choice, the Mad Dog, with pesto base instead of red sauce, pepperoni, sausage and ground beef. Choice number 2 (yes, I had to test 2) red sauce with pepperoni, hot sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, red onion and pesto drizzle---amazing. Oh, and IF you need it, they have salads and shakes as well!