Portland’s Detroit Pizza Destination Just Opened an Alberta Slice Shop

Almost five years ago, George Johnson opened Assembly Brewing, a combination Detroit-style pizzeria and brewpub, in Foster-Powell. For those who don’t know, Detroit-style pizza relies on an airy, focaccia-esque dough with cheese baked into the edges in square, industrial blue steel pans originally used by auto factory workers. At the time, Portland’s Detroit-style pizza scene was far less extensive; many places that served square pies made something closer to a Sicilian style, without the cheese-crisped edges and the specific blue steel pans. Johnson, who grew up in Detroit, wanted to stay as true to the original as possible, so he went back to Michigan to study pizzamaking under Shawn

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