click to enlarge The Flying Goat has become an institution on Northwest Boulevard. - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
The Flying Goat has become an institution on Northwest Boulevard.

When we checked out the Flying Goat last Saturday, it was only a couple of minutes past noon, but we grabbed the last available table at the Northwest Boulevard pizza joint-slash-neighborhood pub.

Some had gathered for a soccer match playing in the bar, but most appeared to be there for what has made the Flying Goat so popular since opening in 2010 — creative gourmet pizza and damn near any craft beer style you can dream up. If you'd rather have a can of Hamm's, they're cool with that, too.

If you've been to the Flying Goat, you likely have a favorite pie, but always ask about the weekly special pizza. You just might find out that they're serving, as they were last week, a pizza with burger patties, sharp cheddar cheese and marinated cucumbers.

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Mike Bookey

Mike Bookey is the culture editor for The Inlander. He previously held the same position at The Source Weekly in Bend, Ore.