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
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!
Incredibly good food! My pizza was deli ...
Incredibly good food! My pizza was delicious !
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 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.
The hangar steak was excellent!
The hangar steak was excellent!
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.
As always great food and impeccable serv ...
As always great food and impeccable service in a warm and friendly environment.
We dined here for Portland Dining Month ...
We dined here for Portland Dining Month with a group of friends, but will definitely be back! The food was excellent--homemade pasta and pork ragu were wonderful. Great place and atmosphere.
Why Didn't We Come Back Sooner?
Every time we dine at the Firehouse the question we ask each other is "Why didn't we come back sooner?". This visit we were treating our niece and her husband and their two year old to dinner to celebrate their anniversary several months late (They were married here in a magical event in August six years ago). The food, as always, was superb and the prices ridiculously low for the quality and quantity. We had the 3 courses for $29 but the same offer of your choice of any item in each of the three menu courses is available all year long for $30. The service was excellent as well and our waiter was particularly charming with Arlo, our 2 year old guest. She almost had him eating from the palm of her hand... literally. One thing we've promised ourselves - we won't wait so long next time.
Stumbled upon this gem during Portland D ...
Stumbled upon this gem during Portland Dining Month. We will definitely come back. I loved that everything was cooked in the wood burning oven. When you walk in everything smells so good!
Went for Ptln dining month. Choices👍 awesome food --excellent wait staff watches for you NO hovering--excellent recommendations! Returning often!!
The most unique combinations of ingredie ...
The most unique combinations of ingredients and an absolute flavor revolution for your mouth. Phenomenal food - my family was too busy eating to talk at length. I would suggest asking for a lower salt version of your food though. All of the small plates are beautifully prepared and delicious; the home made pasta and ragu was my favorite. Such a great concept for the environment and very easy to find parking. Love this place!
A Neighborhood Gem in a Historic Firehouse!
Delicious stone fired Italian influenced food. The prices were so reasonable and everything ordered from our group of 6 was delicious! The building sits in a fun area and is a standout in that neighborhood.
Great food. Service/ambiance okay.
We love the pizza and creative starters at Firehouse! Service has been lacking during our past two visits. Unconcerned, inattentive and sometimes unfriendly service staff. Also, even though we love the wood-fired pizza, other places have come up with decent ventilation to prevent super smokey air inside the restaurant. Improvements need to be made especially for the back of the restaurant. My rain jacket was still smokey two days later.
The most important ingredients are all at Fireside
The most important ingredients are here at Fireside - Food, Ambiance and Service - we loved it and had a perfect date night dinner. We will go back again and again -thank you!
a wonderful overall experience
my partner and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Firehouse to celebrate a special event. from the moment you walk in, you are welcomed by the amazing aromas from the wood-fired oven. it is a lively, energetic atmosphere. our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaged without being cloying. she made a perfect wine recommendation. every dish - and we had 3 small plates to start, the winter salad, and two entrées - were fantastic, without exception. we would not hesitate to return soon and often.
Wow, I got re-seated
Went on sat, seated next to party of eight. It got noisier, and our server asked if we wanted to move to quieter spot, in the middle of the meal no less! Talk about aware, great customer service, wow!!!😀 Meal was excellent, winter salad nice texture, cool veg sticks, and hanger steak was perfect, on a bed of greens and sliced fingerlings. Loved it. A bit smoky however, venting of wood fire could be better, looked like small amt sneaking around edge of hood, luckily high ceiling.
Very nice resturant
Wine by the glass selection wasn’t great and neither were the 2 glasses we got. Appetizer, salads and desert were great. We both had the same pasta that pushed the definition of al dente, but was otherwise good.
The menu selection was limited. We took ...
The menu selection was limited. We took out of town guests to an italian restaurant. We were dissapointed that there was only one pasta dish in the menu.
It was a busy Saturday night, we waited a bit for our server to even acknowledge us and then for food and drink. My trout was interesting, fire roasted over fennel, not my favorite but seemed popular with others. My husband had the tenderloin over potatoes and arugula and really enjoyed it. No Oregon wine, which was a bit disappointing. Overall it was o.k., if we go back, I'll try the pizza, as they looked very good.
All the food was good, but we really loved the small plates. Just order one of each and enjoy!
We enjoyed a delicious birthday at Firehouse! The food was excellent, presentation and technique were spot on for us. It was my mother's birthday and she was treated to a nice dessert with a candle. Our server was perfect, just the right amount of attentiveness and guidance. We look forward to our visit!
Creative cooking at reasonable price
First time experience is worthy of repeat visits. Every dish has a distinctive and unexpected taste.
Average at Best
Took a little time to be seated, very small tables, staff appeared fake friendly, very oily pizza. Very limited menu, has to be better Italian around.
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