About Firehouse Restaurant
Firehouse Restaurant is a central and southern Italian inspired restaurant located in the historic Dekum Firehouse in NE Portland. We offer seasonable fare using sustainable fish, meats, and produce whenever possible. We use a wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill that emphasize technique, seasonality, and a simple straightforward approach to food. To us, there are few things more beautiful than a well-prepared meal in a warm and inviting setting. We hope to see you soon!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sundays 5pm-8pm
$30 and under
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Please contact Steven at Firehouse Restaurant for more details. 503-789-7953.
We are located on our own city block and ample street parking is available surrounding the property.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Please contact Steven at Firehouse Restaurant for more details. 503-789-7953.
Beautiful private dining room located just above the restaurant can seat up to 44 for family style dinners or 70 for cocktail parties. The entire restaurant and garden is also available for buyouts and can accommodate large groups.
Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Every meal at the firehouse is consisten ...
Every meal at the firehouse is consistently great. Wonderful space and ambience.
Extraordinary. Every mouthful was a reve ...
Extraordinary. Every mouthful was a revelation. Simple ingredients, no off-the-wall experiments, just amazing food. We sat outside, surrounded by their herb garden. Lovely.
The food was excellent. I think sit's s ...
The food was excellent. I think sit's some of the best pizza that I've had in a long time!! And I loved the homemade soda they served that evening. Everything was delicious!
Loved everything about our dinner at Fir ...
Loved everything about our dinner at Firehouse... food, service, atmosphere... all awesome!
Firehouse Restaurant was wonderful! My h ...
Firehouse Restaurant was wonderful! My husband and I came here after our elopement and we were treated very well! I forgot I had mentioned our engagement while making the reservation and our host treated us to a champagne toast! It was very sweet. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful and never made us feel that she was busy or rushed. She helped us to pick out some small plates. All of our food was excellent (some of the best we've ever had). We felt that the value, especially compared to the average prices we saw in Portland, Firehouse felt like a steal! As firefighters, we really appreciated the ambiance and the decor. It was nice to see a restaurant with a general "firehouse" theme that was still modern and very tasteful. We loved it and will definitely recommend it to anyone coming to Portland!
Our first time after trying several time ...
Our first time after trying several times. Food was very good and service excellent. Wine good and fairly priced. We will go back.
This is my second time with friends to t ...
This is my second time with friends to this place and it was as good this time as last. Start to finish it was excellent
The firehouse is a great place for great ...
The firehouse is a great place for great food and great service!
We've chosen Firehouse time and time aga ...
We've chosen Firehouse time and time again to gather with friends and have never been disappointed. Whether we sit outside or in the ambience is comfortable and the noise level allows a relaxed conversation. The service was excellent and all 6 of us were please with our meal on our most recent visit. Don't skip dessert!
I wasn't planning on writing a review, but I was asked. I believe one should complain IRL first, before writing devastating reviews online, which we only did half heartedly. We complained about the food being to salt. Not only the meat, but the pizza was too extremely salty. To a point were we couldn't eat it nomore. And I do like salt. So there, I will mention that. There was more, but we didn't share that with the Firehouse, so I leave it at that.
Masterful Service - scrumptuous food!
We had two major spills at our table and the young male server and staff were absolutely gracious in how quickly and capably they handled it. One spill was the water by wife; the other was a glass of wine by granddaughter, age 4. The spills became a focus of laughter given how wonderfully our server and the staff rushed to assist and clean up! Then the food - wow - that food! I understand that Portland is a "foodies kind of town" but don't miss this neighborhood gem. Unique delicious small plates that truly satisfy the palate. We'll be back to Portland, and we'll be back to the Firehouse for sure!
Making a special occasion not so special
Made a reservation for a friend's birthday. Couldn't reserve an outside table. Day of, temps topped 100F. Couldn't reserve an outside table, or even request to be added to the promised "wait list" less than one hour before our arrival. Arrived, and outside tables were only on the street, not on the regularly used and much more attractive patio. Tables were open on the street, so we got our outside table. Told the host it was my friend's birthday, and we received no special acknowledgment of any kind, not even a candle in our dessert. So, thanks for all the attitude. While your offerings may once have been unique, you now have at least three competitors in the metro area that provide almost exactly what you provide (Lovely's 50/50, Fire + Stone, Nostrana, for example -- all of which have same or better quality food, service, and atmosphere). You might consider dialing down the holier-than-thou affectations until you can dial up your offerings into an experience that merits the snobbery.
Looking forward to return visit
Firehouse hits all its marks beautifully. A terrific neighborhood place, with a decent range of choices for all eaters (though I would have liked maybe some other vegan options as entrees.) Service was attentive and unobtrusive for our party of 5. Lovely space, too, though the seats to the right after you enter have more charm. The five-star system is a little inaccurate: few places are "outstanding," but Firehouse gets an A for relaxed and delicious neighborhood restaurant.
Dinner with friends
I enjoyed the small plates especially fried califlower and the beets. The pizza looked great and I was excited to try it however the middle/slices were soggy. The crust was perfect so not sure what happened to the center. I love a thinner crust but not moist. Waitress said that was how it is. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere service was friendly and helpful. Cool vibe. Will go back to try other dishes , salads looked lovely!
Great pizza as always.
Love to go here for piazza and salad with the family but have to say that the cavatelli was very disappointng this visit. Dessert was delicious though!
I had a great meal! The Sella & Mosca w ...
I had a great meal! The Sella & Mosca wine we had was out of this world!!
My husband and I came here for our Anniv ...
My husband and I came here for our Anniversary dinner. The restaurant has a beautiful aesthetic, and our server was so nice, and even brought us a free small plate just because (we didn't tell her it was our Anniversary). The food was AMAZING! We did the 3-course meal, and I wish I could have tried everything on their menu. Everything was hot, well-seasoned, perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. I would go back in a heartbeat.
The center of the pizza was like soup. ...
The center of the pizza was like soup. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
The food and service at the Firehouse Re ...
The food and service at the Firehouse Restaurant are outstanding. The "Happy Hour" they have is a wonderful value with great selections!
Always a hit with our family.
Always a hit with our family. Great food, superb service, wonderful space.
This has been one of our favorite places so was a natural choice for my husband's bday dinner. I specifically asked for outside seating and mentioned it was his birthday when I made the reservation. It is clear the restaurant does not read the notes, because they did not have seats outside for us and seemed annoyed when we asked o be seated outside. As well, the server could have cared less about us, was unaware it was a birthday celebration, and even when realized, could have cared less. Based on this experience we would rethink returning.
Rustic, cozy and loved that the wall at ...
Rustic, cozy and loved that the wall at the end could open to the outside on a warm spring evening. Delicious and interesting menu that offered a variety. All our orders were delicious, special and well prepared. Fit for foodies and enjoyed finding a new neighborhood of Portland to explore.
I will become a regular here.
I am in the industry (serve at the food-similar Ned Ludd) and, like my cohorts, find myself with a short-list of restaurants on heavy rotation. I'll be adding Firehouse. Especially if they dim lights a little;)
Delicious arancini, nice atmosphere. Pa ...
Delicious arancini, nice atmosphere. Patient waitress who let us take our time and enjoy our meal
Tuesday evening at the Firehouse
I had the mussels and beet salad as first courses, which were very good, as was the trout I had for my main course. My old fashioned was pretty good, but not great.
Too Good to Ignore Open Tables' Review Request
Truly authentic Italian dishes: starters, main courses, salads, desserts and after dinner drinks, each adapted to Portland's farm-to-table, seasonal and sustainable appetite. The flavors are blended exceptionally and the wood-fired oven and rotisserie make it even more special!
Our service was amazingly knowledgable a ...
Our service was amazingly knowledgable about the wines. The food was delicious. We shared the 3 course pizza and a 3 course entree. The food was so good!!!
Wonderful as usual and each time we plan ...
Wonderful as usual and each time we plan our return to this awesome place! Soprasetta wood oven pizza and fried cauliflower we will always love you!
Wonderful Happy Hour and excellent wine ...
Wonderful Happy Hour and excellent wine selection! The cauliflower (which is often mentioned in Yelp posts) is as good as they say, but the fried olives taste exactly like some I had in Rome many years ago. It's worth the trip for the olives, but the pizza (Margharita, in our case), was so yummy as well. Total cost for much wine, appetizers and pizza was lower than you'd expect, and much more delicious than we could have found elsewhere.
The food was fantastic and our waitress ...
The food was fantastic and our waitress was extremely professional, however the hostess was rude and pretty much ensured I'll never spend my time in their dining establishment again. Good luck.
Our party, which included some out of town guests, had a wonderful time. The food is really good - but the service was better. Firehouse is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Portland!
Very average food, nice server.
Food was very average...we got 2 small plates, 2 salads, a pizza, and trout. Salads were ok, trout was good, pizza horrible and soggy, and small plates unremarkable. Had a good rose wine and the server was good.
This was my second time at Firehouse. The food has been amazing both times. Although it was very crowded, the service was exceptional. With so many fabulous food possibilities in this city, Firehouse is one that stays at the top of my list !
What a gem. The service was outstanding, the food amazing and the ambiance was perfect. I had heard of the Firehouse and wanted to try it for awhile. The great reviews do not give this place justice, it's even better!!! The hanger steak was beautifully cooked and paired with the Caesar salad and fried olives, fabulous. Camille our waitress recommended a beautiful red wine to us and it matched the dinner perfectly. Go....you won't regret it.
We visited during March dining month. The selection was great and so was our server. My only complaint is that only one person in the party could participate in the March dining month special. I don't know if this is the same for all participating restaurants.
when we walked in the place just smelled amazing so I knew the food had to be good and I wasnt wrong. Excellent food. My husband, my dad and I each did the three course Portland Dining month deal. everything we had was great and it was a great way to try a bunch of stuff. The service was excellent it felt like we had three different people making sure we had a water and refills on our drinks. Would be happy to go back and try even more things. I really wanted to try the pizza so I want to go back for that.
The food was inventive and really good. Service was friendly and knowledgable. We will be back for sure! And, we'll bring friends.
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