Some Of Best Pizza In Oregon Is Hiding In A Small Oregon Town, But It’s So Worth The Effort

The outside of Big John's Pizza in Pendleton, Oregon. In the photo there are several little white delivery cars for Big John's parked out front.
Photo by Big John's Hometown Pizza via Google Local.

The next time you find yourself in Pendleton for the Roundup, a trip to the casino, or a weekend getaway, there's a mouthwatering pizza joint we think you should stop at. For 35 years, Big John's Hometown Pizza has been delighting families with traditional style pizza, a cozy welcoming atmosphere, and hot slices of mouth watering pizza pie that are a treat for your taste buds.

A Visit To Big John's Hometown Pizza In Pendleton, Oregon

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Pendleton is a small town of about 17,000 people in northeastern Oregon. Known for the Pendleton Roundup, world famous historic underground tours, and gorgeous blankets made at Pendleton Woolen Mills, this small city is full of heart and is a great place to visit. When many Oregonians think about heading out for the weekend, they think of the coast, or the mountains, but we think Pendleton is more than deserving of a spot on your getaway list. Not only are there a wealth of interesting places to visit and things to do, but also tons of great places to eat. One of our favorites (and a favorite of locals to boot) is Big John's Hometown Pizza.

A pizza piled high with toppings like bell pepper, onion, olives, sausage and pepperoni.
Photo by Josh S. via Yelp.

Big John's is your classic pizza parlor serving up delicious pizza and breadsticks. While many of the pizza parlors we might remember from our childhood have fallen by the wayside, driven out of business by big pizza chains, Big John's has clearly been doing something right (and truly delicious) to stay in business for 35 years.

Two pizza's sitting side by side, each in their own pizza box with the lid open.
Photo via Big John's Pizza Facebook page.

While Big John's Hometown Pizza has delicious chicken wings, baked Italian sandwiches and a healthy salad bar, their pizza is the star of the show. On the menu you'll find the regular suspects like pepperoni, Hawaiian, and the big John's Special (salami, pepperoni, beef, sausage, fresh mushrooms, black olives and a three cheese blend). Sometimes you can't beat the classics, and Big John's does them right. The taco pizza at Big John's is also really tasty and worth trying.

A yummy pizza in a pizza box.
Photo via Big John's Pizza Facebook page.

A local favorite in Pendleton is the Hometown Hero, with real Canadian bacon, beef, pepperoni and a three cheese blend.

A asty pizza and breadsticks and a cup of marinara sauce for dipping.
Photo by Jennifer Slabaugh via Google Local.

We recommend trying the Wild Fire pizza. This pie is loaded up with pineapple and jalapenos, pepperjack cheese and fresh mushrooms, and is oh so delicious.

A Hawaiian pizza from Big John's.
Photo via Big John's Pizza Facebook page.

The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza is also pretty amazing, with a tangy barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon chips, pineapple and a three cheese blend.

A tasty looking pizza with olives, sausage and pepperoni from Big John's Pizza in Pendleton, Oregon.
Photo by Byron Watson via Google Local

Whatever you order when you stop in, don't forget the hot breadsticks! You can order original or cheesy breadsticks, or if you're craving something sweet, go with the cinnamon and sugar breadsticks!

A delicious looking pizza from Big John's in Pendleton.
Photo by Adam Sather via Google Local.

What's on the Big John's Menu? Check out their full menu here.

Big John's Pizza Pendleton, Oregon Information

A delicious looking pizza in a pizza box.
Photo via Big John's Pizza Facebook page.

Where is Big John's Pizza located?

  • The address is: 225 SW 9th, Pendleton, OR 97801

What are the hours at Big John's Pizza in Pendleton?

  • The hours are Sunday - Thursday from 11 AM - 9 PM, and Friday - Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM.

What's the Big John's Phone Number?

  • The phone number for Big John's Pizza is 541-276-0550.

Get more information about Big John's Pizza along with their menu on the Big John's Hometown Pizza website.

The inside of Big John's Pizza in Pendleton, Oregon. There's a dark wood ceiling, black tables and wooden chairs. There are a few arcade games against one wall.
Photo by Bryan Klostermeyer via Google Local.

Big John's Pizza stands as a shining example of local businesses that we love in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.