Papa Murphy's Pizza, Bend Oregon
Papa Murphy's Take n Bake PizzaWhat I don't like about some pizza places in town:
- Not enough sauce and they'll charge extra for it
- Cheap on the toppings
- Not fully cooked/soggy, doughy, crust
What I like about Papa Murphy's Pizza:
- No charge for extra sauce
- Generous toppings
- Baked however you like it since you bake it
What's the problem? There are good pizza places in town that serve up a mean pie. Cibellis, Olde Towne, Pizzicato, and Pizza Mondo are probably the most popular and will get the locals votes but they can get expensive and sometimes the toppings are meek. There's no doubting that the pizza you get at any of the places above won't be good. I've had them all and have enjoyed slices at each place. But if I need to feed more than just myself, to save on the bill and make sure everyone gets their fill, there is no better way than Papa Murphy's.
At Papa Murphy's, you can get anything from a mini pizza which is great for youngsters to the family size which is gigantic. The mini pizza or individual pizza is not advertised but the two in Bend will both make em for you if asked. If you're dining alone, a couple of those bad boys can hold you over. And they are super cheap.
I usually will just go with some family sized pizzas or a bunch of mediums with an assortment of toppings depending on the crowd. Mediums are great when the wife wants that disgusting Gourmet Vegetarian and I definitely do not want veggies to touch my pie. Medium nasty for you and family sized meat lovers with pineapple for me.
I will bake them at 430 degrees instead of the recommended 425 (adjusting 5 degrees for the elevation...works for me) for 10 minutes, give it a 180, then bake for another 5 minutes...done. The crust will have a light shade of brown around the edges and the bottom will be solid. Not like most places, Dominoes, where the crust is doughy. I can't stand undercooked pizza, it's fowl.
I am always satisfied with the service that I have received at either of the Bend Papa Murphy's. I think the owners/managers do a great job with hiring good kids. They are always friendly and willing to help out if you don't know what to order. I LOVE that they don't charge for extra sauce (which I recommend getting). There have been a couple times where I purchased the bread sticks. The bread sticks comes with a marinara sauce that's sorta chunky. I like to dip my bread sticks in the regular pizza sauce. I asked if I could swap it out and they ended up just giving me a cup of sauce on the side...no extra charge. LOVED IT.
They are also fast. Even when it's busy and the line is almost out the door, they crank through them pretty fast and you're on your way home to watch the latest movie about penguins (seriously, what's up with that?). There have been a couple of times while I was at the back of the line on a Friday night where I wanted to call my order in. How messed up would that be if you heard the guy behind you ordering his pizza while he's standing in line behind you? That's like a virtual cut. NO CUTSIES JACKNUT!
Papa Murphy's Take n Bake Pizza
211 Ne Revere Ave, Bend, OR
61160 S Highway 97 Ste E, Bend, OR