This Portland pizzeria is No. 2 on a list of the world’s best pizzas

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Travel website Big 7 Travel put together a list of the 50 best pizza restaurants in the world – and a longtime Portland favorite came in at number two.

Ken’s Artisan Pizza, the 16-year-old woodfired pizzeria in southeast Portland, claimed second place on the list, which extolled the virtues of Ken’s “hand-stretched mozzarella, long fermented dough and sweet Italian tomatoes.”

10 by Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria in Naples was topped the list at number one – not bad company to be in.

To be fair, the list gets a few details wrong about Ken’s. As our restaurant reporter, Michael Russell, notes, Ken’s bakery was bought by longtime employees when he retired, not the pizzeria, as reported in the Big 7 article.

The pizzeria was sold to Peter Kost, owner of Carina Lounge in northwest Portland. Though we would agree with Big 7 that “the pizzas are just as delicious as ever.”

Check out our (comprehensive) coverage of Portland’s pizza scene:

Ken’s Artisan Pizza serves up its 12-inch pies at 304 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR.

Tuesday to Thursday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Friday & Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm

Sunday from 4:30 pm to 9 pm

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