About Firehouse Restaurant
Portland, OR 97211
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, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
It's a neighborhood place I've never che ...
It's a neighborhood place I've never checked out because it's small & most often busy. I'm not one for a noisy or crowded restaurant experience. I also knew it is more on the pricier side of the spectrum. Decided to go, because today is my birthday, so why not treat myself. Absolutely glad I did! Food was great, service amazing, & it wasn't very noisy or busy. Mind you I did have an 8pm dinner reservation. Helps cut back on the over crowding & noise level. The building itself is a historic landmark, food is prepared fresh, & local, I will gladly be returning to this neighborhood gem!
They did not seem to read any of the not ...
They did not seem to read any of the notes from open table reservation where I listed a toddler was coming and a Gluten/Dairy free, so we were cramped at a table next to the bar but the food was excellent and the drinks quite good.
The food was excellent (especially the m ...
The food was excellent (especially the meatballs), but service was extremely slow. Took forever between our salad course and dinner, which meant the wine was pretty much gone before we got our entrees. We will return and hope to get better service next time.
With a in ique ambiance and delicious fo ...
With a in ique ambiance and delicious food--what more could you ask for? The delicata squash bruschetta was delightful and the meatballs with roasted red peppers were so full of flavor! I would HIGHLY recommend this unique dining experience.
Did they change hands or managers recent ...
Did they change hands or managers recently? This was our 7th dinner in 18 months (weekly for a while in the summer) at The Firehouse, and if it had been our first time we would not have returned. The service was slow and not very well versed for recommendations, the food was the least flavorful in 7 tries (and we ordered the same appetizers, entree and deserts each time) and it was served cold.
It will be a long time before we return.
Service for our party of four could not ...
Service for our party of four could not have been better! Appetizer menu was limited but we ordered two of the four offered and they were the best I have had in some time. Meatballs and hangar steak were very good. Only disappointment was the dessert menu.
The change in ownership has clearly had ...
The change in ownership has clearly had a negative impact. The same dishes on the menu lack the brilliant flavor and quality of before. New items are simply off. This was a favorite for the past several years. I doubt we'll be back for a long while. Maybe they will work out the kinks starting with making creme fraiche that isn't the consistency of water. So disappointed.
Came here in search of good neapolitan s ...
Came here in search of good neapolitan style pizza and was not disappointed. After traveling to Italy and living in NYC and SF, I was looking for a nice pizza place that could hit the spot and this place does. I like the pizza at Firehouse better than Kens or Pizza Scholls, and the vibe is fun. All of their food is great. I love their bruschetta, meatballs and their steak is awesome. Good happy hour specials for food and wine too!
Good, but not great. Had higher hopes f ...
Good, but not great. Had higher hopes for the rotisserie chicken. Maybe I'm just lazy, but it seemed hard to get the meat off the bones. Pizza was good, but didn't knock my socks off. Best part was the ambience, and the photographs of the firefighters from the early 20th Century. And the service was prompt, and courteous.
Excellent meal; my husband had the chick ...
Excellent meal; my husband had the chicken and I had the true cod. Both were excellent. We also enjoyed the lettuce salad with Humboldt Fog (hum!). The best part was the dessert...pumpkin semifreddo...the perfect thing for this time of year.
They could definitely update the website ...
They could definitely update the website more often. I was disappointed this visit when what I expected to enjoy was not available. But overall, the Firehouse is a gem, I feel fortunate to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.
We reserved a table for two at 7pm on a ...
We reserved a table for two at 7pm on a Thursday. I specifically asked for a "good" table and mentioned that this was our first dinner as husband and wife and to please help make it special. We got a bad table. The waitress took 20+ minutes to bring us our drinks which took a good 10 minutes just to order. The food was good minus some artichoke appetizer that was not good at all. Our waitress didn't check on us and the restaurant was not that busy either. Such a sad experience since we've enjoyed dining here several times before.
I like the historic firehouse building, ...
I like the historic firehouse building, the wood-fired oven, and the location in Woodlawn, and I was looking forward to a special meal. Staff were friendly, responsive, and abundant on a Saturday evening. The menu sounded promising, but just didn't deliver.
We had dinners - small plate + salad + pizza; out of 6 dishes, only 2 were good (pizza bianca with chanterelles, green salad). Arancini were perfectly fried but almost entirely plain rice (salami and mozzerella were promised). Two other dishes were extremely over-salted and unexpectedly cold (roasted broccoli?). The sausage pie had the toppings piled in the center and came out soggy.
The food appeared promptly, the bake/fry and appearance were great overall, and the menu is interesting, varied, and includes actual vegetables. I would return if I heard about improvements, but at this price point, it would still be quite a while. Also, the missing cobblestones at the entrance are an accident waiting to happen.
I got the Cod plate. The fish was great ...
I got the Cod plate. The fish was great but the veggies were burned more than I like and I can eat some pretty black food. Also, to drink I ordered the house-made cream soda. Unfortunately, it had little taste to it and I regretted ordering it. The service was fine and was able to have a nice chat with my date so it was a good night.
My wife and I have eaten at the Firehous ...
My wife and I have eaten at the Firehouse Restaurant several times in the past and have always had great meals and good service. This particular visit we were very unimpressed with the food as well as the service. The pizza was very undercooked and the meatballs were extremely salty and overcooked. Going out for a meal away from our kids is a very special occasion for my wife and I and it was a real shame that on this particular night the food and the service at the Firehouse restaurant was below average at best.
Best to make a reservation, so you dont ...
Best to make a reservation, so you dont have to wait too long while you see and smell all of the food come out of their open kitchen.
Dinner was delicious, as usual. Some of the best wood fired pizzas we've found in PDX.
Ambiance can get a bit noisy when dinner service is in full swing. That's why the 4 rating.
Everything else is topnotch.
I recommend so much of this menu. But a few notable faves, crispy potatoes, mussels, pepper small plate.
Our group of four adults had a reservati ...
Our group of four adults had a reservation, yet we still had to wait approx. 30 minutes before being seated. After that, service was still slow and there was no attempt on the part of our server or management to rectify the situation. The food was good as always, but the unnecessary waiting left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope they learn that a reservation is always to be honored, and not something to be used only when it suits their "table turnover".
The only reason I gave ambiance only 3 s ...
The only reason I gave ambiance only 3 stars is because it is casual, cozy and small, no table clothes (who cares) with an open kitchen (fun) and tables are close together. For us it was an excellent choice, staff, food, wine, pace of the meal all wonderfully 5 star!
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