"You haven't seen cheese until you've seen Vitaly Paley turning the corner with a yard-long rectangle of pizza perched on a wooden peel, giant grin on his face."Read More
"Joe V. was at the Hotel Lucia in downtown Portland with Portland chef Vitaly Paley for the opening of his new cocktail bar called The Crown.
James Beard Award-winner Paley is well-known as one of Portland’s top chefs and is the man behind Paley’s Place, Imperial and Portland Penny Diner."Read More
The Crown team welcomed Bryan McFayden of KGW!Read More
Portland Monthly has the scoop on Chef Vitaly Paley's latest venture, The Crown, now open in the Hotel Lucia across the lobby from Imperial. Pies run between $12 for a small margarita pie to $27 for a large “Put a Clam On It” with spicy sausage, clam, and pecorino. We’re especially excited about the “Imperial,” a total Portland pie mashup of fried chicken, pickles, ranch, honey, and hot sauce.Read More
Chef Vitaly Paley has closed his Portland Penny Diner (the casual sandwich shop/diner next door to Imperial) to make room for a New York-style pizza spot, the Crown. The Oregonian reports that Paley takes inspiration from his New York youth, creating 12-inch pies with long-fermented dough paired with ingredients from his other restaurants.Read More
Paley, who emigrated from Russia to Rome to New York as a teenager, is sifting through memories of panini-pressed pizza at Italian train stations and foldable slices bought from Manhattan street windows for pizza inspiration for the new bar, found on the other side of the Hotel Lucia's lobby from Imperial.Read More