Couple of weeks ago, moved from Tokyo to Portland, (am in the Culinary Arts program at Western Culinary Institute). Settled in on SW Taylor, with a lovely view of the 405.
Wandering back from an evening run to the local Safeway, I ran across an a customerless hole-in-the-wall pizza joint called Slice of Buffalo.
Being from Tokyo, I've missed pizza-by-the-slice. So, natch, I went in. This place deserves to be in business!
I got a slice of pepperoni, to go. When the slice came out of the oven, the 1/4 inch thick crust was just crisped from edge to point, making it perfect for folding. Tomato sauce more spicy than sweet, and not so prevalent that it spurted out everywhere when folded. Cheese was great, not too "artisinal high quality", substantial enough to avoid a spider-webbish, dental- floss-strands-down-the-shirt quality with each bite. A shark-like jerk of the head was enough to break any strand from the slice. Pepperoni glistened, without being overly greasy, and had a very nice bite to it.
A very honest pizza, being made by a couple of very nice folk. If you're in the nabe, please give them a try.
They are currently closed on Sundays, and are thinking of scaling back their evening hours due to lack of business.
I did tell my entire class about the place, and the feedback I've gotten back from my fellow culinary students has been very, very positive.
Slice of Buffalo
1221 SW Jefferson St.
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