HOTLIPS Pizza has six locations in Portland, Oregon. This blog post covers the Killingsworth location at NE 33rd and Killingsworth.
I went to HOTLIPS last year as well for Portland Pizza Week and enjoyed their $2 slice from the Hawthorne location. New location, new year, bring a couple friends, go pizza noshing again.
All HOTLIPS locations featured the $2 Portland Pizza Week slice this year, an Al Pastor pizza. Mexican-style marinated pork loin, pineapple, onion, cheese, and cilantro on a tomato base.
The slices are reheated and brought to our table in about 2-3 minutes. This slice had good flavor, with qualities of a taco pizza. Excellent crispy crust. The pork was slightly dry on mine, but otherwise solid overall. To save room for more Portland Pizza Week noshing, I split an Al Pastor slice with a friend; otherwise the size is the same as last year's.
I prefer last year's "Glazed and Confused" slice over the Al Pastor. The Glazed and Confused featured more toppings and a more original slice, especially when marinating the chicken in your own soda.
At the end of the day, HOTLIPS remains a solid choice for pizza in Portland. 7.75/10