The story of this food is as long and as varied as the people involved, of which there are many. We learned how to make this distinct crust and many of other recipes from Mike Freeman while working at the then hole-in-a-wall Zelo, estd. 2000 in Los Angeles. He had spent years in the kitchen of Vicolo, estd. 1985 in San Francisco, under the leadership of Patricia Unterman. Mike generously taught us all that he knew about pizza, and graciously assisted us in taking it up the coast to Portland, where we chose to start a family and our family business. We have pride in our lineage, of staying true to the original recipes, our quality of ingredients, and passion to continually evolve and improve.
Our crust is prepared by hand using organic cornmeal sourced from Southeast Oregon and Northeast California that is stone ground at Bob’s Red Mill here in Portland. We also use sustainably grown Shepherd’s Grain flour, a progressive alliance of family farms local to the Northwest, and 100% pure olive oil. All toppings are prepared in-house daily using fresh, locally sourced produce whenever possible. Dressings, marinades, and brines are made from scratch to celebrate the loot of our locale.
Our sausage is made from all natural Carlton Farms pork, a family farm located in Carlton, Oregon. We cure our own pancetta, Tasso ham, Canadian bacon, maple bacon, and corned beef, and case our andouille, chorizo, bratwurst and chicken sausages to ensure quality and distinction.
ART AND T-SHIRTS
We thank the many folks who have contributed to developing Dove's style. If you are interested in learning more about who is behind our tee shirts, magnets, boxes, and often our chalk board, check out our links to the artists' information.
Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any further questions!
Each month Dove Vivi contributes 10% of its Tuesday evening sales to a local nonprofit.
October's 10% Tuesday recipient is The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a community-based nonprofit that provides wraparound services for immigrants and refugees in their adjustment to life in the U.S. IRCO has over 120 programs that provide culturally and linguistically specific services from childhood development to senior services to help people achieve self-sufficiency and build a multicultural community.