MATT AND LUCAS OF THE MASONRY This is not the place with the live chickens.
Was Humble Pie beamed via satellite from Portlandia? The new restaurant—really more of a pizza gathering space, with nearly all outdoor seating, herbs growing—is at the otherwise weedy, trafficky corner of Rainier and Weller. Humble Pie's most notable neighbor is Linc's, the beautifully decrepit tackle shop (with "LIVE WORMS & MAGGOTS!"). Within Humble Pie's boundaries, on a sunny and still-summery evening, it feels like an earnestly relaxed community P-Patch party—one transported from, it must be said, a far whiter neighborhood. Its structures, handmade by owner Brian Solazzi in a simple, contemporary, attractive style, center on two repurposed shipping containers. The sign on the roof has a distressed typeface carefully routered into wood:
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The sign also has a depiction of the head of a chicken, and, at Humble Pie, there are actual chickens in a coop by the farthest picnic tables. These actual chickens lay the eggs that you can get on your very own pizza; no need for a supercilious server to tell you the bird's life story, for its life is right there...