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Order up a fast pizza pie

New restaurant joins the ranks of Bridgeport Village's vendors


Bridgeport Village recently welcomed Pizzasmith to its list of dining options.

Founded by the owners of Pastini Pastarias, Pizzasmith attempts to take on the idea of fast dining in a classy atmosphere.

The pizza, ready in less than five minutes, achieves this speedy cook-time thanks to a next-generation Woodstone pizza oven that the founders discovered. The ability for it to bake pizza in three minutes was the inception of the trio's latest restaurant idea, which they plan to add multiple locations to over the years.

“Portland is ready for a fast, casual pizzeria with a Northwest sensibility, which includes premium, wholesome, local ingredients,” said co-owner Kara Hale. “Pizzasmith was created for people who want a high-end, but convenient, dining experience without a fast-food atmosphere.”

Though part of the restaurant's mission is to cater to those with fast-paced lives, another aspect is to use local and in-season ingredients, hormone-free meat and cheese, and sustainably grown wheat for crust. Choosing from these ingredients, diners can customize their pizzas or choose from a menu of pre-conceived options.

“Pizzasmith was created for people with fast-paced lives, but it’s decidedly Portland-flavored,” said co-owner Susie Bashel. “We think of Pizzasmith as the bridge between fast and sustainable.”

Pizzasmith is located at 7331 S.W. Bridgeport Road and open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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