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Pita Pit packs in flavor, not calories

What sets Pita Pit apart from other fast-food places?

“Real world-class, Greek-style pitas. They are a lot healthier than regular sandwiches, because pita bread is thinner and has fewer carbs, and we grill all our meats,” said Drew Boyer, owner of Oregon City’s only Pita Pit.

The restaurant, located on Beavercreek Road near the Hilltop Safeway, opened on May 30, and already OC residents have been supportive, Boyer said, adding, “We couldn’t ask for a better customer base.”

“We pride ourselves on customer service; our employees understand it. Our goal is for the customer to leave happy,” he said.

Menu options

Everything served at Pita Pit is customizable, Boyer said, with vegan and vegetarian options available.

Favorites at the OC location include gyros, with seasoned beef or lamb inside a pita, or chicken souvlakis, with seasoned chicken inside a pita, accompanied by tzatziki sauce.

Boyer’s personal favorite is a club-style pita, filled with ham, turkey and bacon, with grilled pepperoncinis added to spice it up.

Breakfast pitas also are available, including ones with steak and eggs, eggs and hash browns, and eggs and black-forest ham, just to name a few.

Boyer and his wife moved to Oregon from Iowa in 2009; there were Pita Pits in Iowa City, and that’s where he fell in love with the product.

“We were trying to figure out what my wife and I could invest in, and we saw that there weren’t many Pita Pits in the Portland area, so we took a leap of faith,” he said, noting he already had restaurant experience from working for nearly five years in his family’s bar in Iowa.

Boyer added, “I invite everyone to give us a try. We appreciate everyone who comes through the door and our repeat customers mean a lot to us.”

The Oregon City Pita Pit is located at 423 Beavercreek Road. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Prices for a grilled meat pita start at $7.29, and a basic veggie pita is $6.59. For more information, call 503-518-7482.



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