We opened Portland House of Pizza in 1988 and like all new business the days were long and growth was slow. Fortunately, with the help from a couple of our family members and a few great employees the business started to grow when customers in the area spread the word about how great our food was.
Our menu was pretty limited at the start, but as our customers asked for new items we listened and added new recipes. After 20 years we are still adding items to the menu to be able to offer our customers nutritious, quality choices. An example of this is now we only use trans fat free oil in our pizza dough and fried foods.
After a few years we needed to expand our restaurant and parking facilities so we moved a few doors down to a larger location which we renovated. Our current dining room can seat about 70 hungry customers, and our state of the art kitchen can expedite their meals very quickly. (Our pizza ovens alone can cook up to 500 pizza's an hour!) But we still make them one at a time.
The goal of PHOP is to create a satisfying experience for the customers from the minute they enter our restaurant or connects with us by phone or online, to the last bite.
We pride ourselves on being courteous, helpful and efficient. We go that extra step to make our customers know we value their patronage. We realize that people decide now more than ever where their money has a greater value when eating out. Being at the top of our game is a must at Portland House of Pizza.
Pizza is our featured menu item. At Portland House of Pizza we study the "science of the perfect pizza". A Pizza must have a solid foundation, so let's talk about the crust. We make our own dough daily, on the premises, in small batches to insure freshness. And we have to plan because we let our dough rise to give our crust depth without heaviness. We use only the freshest flours, sugars, salts, and oils. We even make a whole wheat crust. Our dough mixer is only a few feet from where it will be baked to perfection. What would a great pizza be with out the right cheese? We think we have chosen the perfect blend: mozzarella for texture, cheddar for flavor. We even have a low fat blend for those watching their fat intake. Our pizza sauce is our own special recipe. No off-the-shelf sauce at Portland House of Pizza. We've perfected our blend of tomatoes, herbs, spices, and oils. After the last 12 years we have discovered lots of incredibly flavorful, fresh, and healthy toppings for your pizza. Our meat toppings are full of flavor and low in fat.