“We at Flying Pie Pizzeria are dedicated to providing our customers with a uniquely great pizza in a clean and friendly atmosphere each and every time. It is with Pride that we serve you!”
Our dough is made fresh and hand rolled daily using our own signature recipe and Pendleton flour. Our sauce is a secret blend of ingredients and products from Stanislaus using fresh packed pear tomatoes. Our cheese is 100% Whole Milk Mozzarella, Provolone, and Romano/Parmesan. Our private recipe sausage is made for us in Chicago by a great Italian sausage maker, our Linguica, Salami, and pepperonis are made in San Francisco using traditional Italian manufacturing and aging. Our hot subs are made with bread from Portland French Bakery. Our Gluten-Free crusts are made by Portland Gluten-Free Artisan Bakery. Our Vegan and Soy cheese are made by Lisanitti Foods in Oregon City. We slice our meats and vegetables daily to ensure freshness and quality.
Our pizzas may take a little longer to prepare and cook but we think you are worth it!
A Brief History of Flying Pie Pizzeria
1974: Dave and Connie Parker start DJ’s Pizza in Mt View California
1978: Dave and Connie move to Boise Idaho and start the Flying Pie Pizzeria store on Fairview Ave
1979: Broadway store next to Boise State University (since closed) opened in Boise
1980: Dave and Connie sell business to Joe Levitch and move to McCall Idaho and establish Flying Pie Pizzeria
August 4th 1984: Dave and Connie open the Flying Pie Pizzeria on 78th and Stark in Portland serving dinner Tue-Sun, Closed on Monday’s for a “Day of Rest” (Cost of a Regular Supreme Calzone $4.50) Seating capacity was 60 people, with the “Smoking” section in the front of the dining room and “Non-Smoking” behind the wall where the video games are located….Employees between 1984 and 1987 included daughter Kathryn Parker (owner Flying Pie Pizzeria in Issaquah and Bellevue WA), Steve Juliano (Founder of Juliano’s Pizzeria in Vancouver WA), and nephew Terry Parker (owner of Olde Towne Pizza in Bend Or)
August 8th 1988: Ty DuPuis joins staff at Flying Pie Pizzeria
1988 through 1996: Flying Pie enjoys gradual growth, adding our Downstairs dining room, going completely “Non-Smoking”, opening for Lunch with “Customizable slices” daily 11-4, and started catering delivery to local businesses. (Cost of Regular Supreme Calzone $4.95)
March 1996: Ty wins the first of 3 consecutive “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” titles at The Pizza Olympics during the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas NV. Business reached new levels of success due to the added publicity associated with these wins.
May 26th 2000: Flying Pie Pizzeria in Lake Oswego is opened. (Cost of Regular Combo Calzone $5.50)
May 1st 2001: Ty purchases the Flying Pie Pizzeria’s from Connie Parker.
March 10th 2004: Flying Pie Pizzeria Gresham is opened.
March 10th 2008: Flying Pie Pizzeria in Milwaukie is opened (Cost of Regular Combo Calzone $5.95).
January 1st 2010: Kieran DuPuis (hired Oct. 90′) and Chris McGinnis (hired Dec. 92′) became Co-Owners in the Portland and Lake Oswego stores.
July 11 2016: Flying Pie North Portland location opens
August 4 2014: Flying Pie turns 30!
Flying Pie Pizza Honor Role
Our staff includes several long time employees who have helped Flying Pie serve outstanding pizza over the years.
|Michelle Reed||Jan. '90 - Present|
|Shawn (DuPuis) Kuhn||Apr '98 - Present|
|Bryan Tapfer||Apr '00 - Present|
|Christina DuPuis||May '02 - Present|
|David Pope||Nov '03 - Present|
|Tom Miller||Apr '98 - Present|
|Ken Kuhn||Nov '03 - Present|
|Rebecca MacQuire||May '05 - Present|
|Derek O'Guin||April '07 - Present|
|Kenny Johnson||July '10 to Present|
|Steven LaPar||April '12 to Present|
|Josh Cole||Feb '14 to Present|
|Dustin Kaufman||Aug '14 to Present|