a modern mom and pop pizzeria in the heart of portland’s brooklyn neighborhood. always naturally leavened. always delicious.
no pizza hangover.™
Our pizza journey began as many others do—by opening the doors of our modest apartment and testing countless recipes on family and friends. During one of our earliest gatherings, a friend affectionately referred to us as “Doughnais”—a play on our last name, Donais. It ended up to be a bit of a premonition, as what followed was a three-year journey to achieve the perfect pizza dough. When it came time to name our modern mom and pop, the choice was obvious. And it’s easier to pronounce than it looks: “dough-nay”!
As two lifelong pizza lovers, we didn’t always love the way we felt after eating it. So we embarked on a three-year journey to create the pizza of our dreams—a pie that wasn’t only delicious, but also digestible.
After a stint in Italy to earn a more formal education in the gluten arts, we returned home and started experimenting with natural yeast for a sourdough starter, the product of which is still being used in our pizza today.
We bake each of our naturally leavened, Sicilian-style pies at peak fermentation, which not only makes for a little bit of heaven in every bite, but also ensures that each slice you eat doesn’t weigh you down.
On top of this labor of love we source the highest quality ingredients, from local produce, to California fresh tomatoes, to Sicilian anchovies in order to ensure that we’re bringing you a quality-driven experience from your first bite to your last. In other words, no pizza hangover.
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