This public house is located in Multnomah Village across from the community center. It’s a pretty rad little building with great outdoor seating (great being relative to our weather). The inside is cool too, though. Dogs are a regular feature on the patio. It is pretty entertaining to watch them beg for a stray pepperoni from their pizza-grazing pet parents. There used to be a cat who lived on the porch, but I didn’t see her when we reviewed this location.
Like most pizzerias, Lucky Lab serves whole pies all day with slices at lunch time. Beer is also served all day if you feel like making your afternoon even more nap-tastic. The lunch slices are a healthy size, unless you’re a big fatty like me and have an appetite. This time around, they had cheese, pepperoni, veggie, and meat pizzas to pick from. We tried the veggie, pepperoni, and meat. Cheese is for kiddies.
The pepperoni was a bit spicy– that’s great in my opinion. Really tasty, spicy, pepperoni is hard to come by in this Domino’s world. The meat had a good selection of varied meats. It wasn’t kitchen sink heavy, but it was generous. Same went for veggies, which had plenty of onions, peppers, olives, and mushrooms. The crusts are a bit on the thick side, so if you like a thick crust you’re in luck.
Lucky Lab also has a variety of salads in case you want something light. In addition to a spread of their own beers, they have a few soft drinks on tap. The service at this location is pretty good. The staff are friendly, helpful, and very laid back. They don’t jump down your throat with fake charm.
The pricing at Lucky Lab is pretty average. You’ll pay for one slice what you’ll pay at less reputable joints for a whole pie. Whole pies can range from $15 to $20-ish. You get what you pay for, however. One whole pie can probably feed 5 hungry adults, especially if they’ve each got a mug of beer to keep them bloated.
* We reviewed the Multnomah Village Public House location, but there are two others, their addresses are below.
Lucky Lab Public House
7675 SW Capitol Highway
Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Lucky Lab Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby St.