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
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Special Events & Promotions:
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
We go to the Firehouse often. It's alway ...
We go to the Firehouse often. It's always outstanding. It's a very comfortable place and it smells great from the food and the wood-fired oven. They have standards that have been on the menu a long time--rotisserie chicken, hanger steak--but the rotate in other dishes. Happy hour is a great deal as is their $30 3 course--small plate, salad, and main
Firehouse was wonderful as always. We a ...
Firehouse was wonderful as always. We ate outside for the first time and it was very pleasant. Our server was lovely...even saved our leftover pizza which we walked off without but soon realized we didn't have!
One of our 2 favorite restaurants in Portland!
We found this to be a great spot, with n ...
We found this to be a great spot, with nice ambiance and good service. Definitely must disagree with the reviewers who are down on the pizza. If you're not used to woodfired pizza being a big soggy in the middle then you should 1) Go to Dominos and 2) Avoid Italy at all costs. The pizza was just how I'd hoped, with delicious chewy crust and yummy toppings. All wines are from Italy. There are a few not so great tables but mostly the ambiance of this historic firehouse is great. Would definitely go back and worth taking a trip to it.
Firehouse has a fantastic menu! Especial ...
Firehouse has a fantastic menu! Especially their small plates. Our group tried four different small plates to start and all were inventive and outstanding. We also ordered a side of crispy potatoes that were heavenly. We ordered the mussels and were also very pleased. The Firehouse specializes in wood oven pizza. They are a nice size to share. Unfortunately ours came out wth the bottom crust soggy and not done. The server replaced it with a new pizza
but we still thought the crust was limp and soggy. Although the outside crust was fine.
This is a beautiful building that has be ...
This is a beautiful building that has been well maintained. The inside has a cozy feel and seemed welcoming as was the front of the house. That, however, was the end of the welcoming feeling. Our waitress was curt, dismissive, impersonal and downright rude. When we did not order alcohol, her rude manner grew even more noticeable. In the midst of our meal, we were told to scoot our table down to make room for a third chair at a table for two next to us. This meant that the man seated in that chair was bumping up against our table and very much intruding on our space. He and his party were not happy either. At the time, there were other tables available. Bcause of this, none of the four of us will, in all likelihood, ever come to this establishment again nor will I recommend it to friends. What a pity that one surly waitress can turn off so many cusmers in one evening!
Returned to the scene of a great meal la ...
Returned to the scene of a great meal last March...mussels and service and ambiance all great. Pizza (spicy sopressata) was tasty, but the center of the pizza was not fully cooked. Though the edge crust was charred, the center was soft and soupy. Too bad. Will probably order something else next time.
The pizza here is incredible - unfortuna ...
The pizza here is incredible - unfortunately I did not order it this past time and was pretty disappointed with what I chose. It was meatballs topped with green beans and sauce, but no pasta. It was tasty at first but by the third bite I wanted something else to go with it (like pasta). Eating nothing by giant meatballs was a little odd, and they were very salty. My husband's steak was good but even saltier. I've had the pizza here before and it is among the best in town - definitely what I will be getting next time.
One of our favorite restaurants in Portl ...
One of our favorite restaurants in Portland. A couple of problems with the food two of the three of us experienced: the vegetables accompanying the fish course were burned (not charred) and the pizza was very soggy, although its crust was excellent, as it (almost) always is at the Firehouse. The service was very good and the prices quite reasonable.
We went to Firehouse for our Anniversary ...
We went to Firehouse for our Anniversary. The server, Kasey, made a special effort to make our dinner festive. My husband ordered the sausage/pasta dish and was very pleased. I ordered the seafood of the day. It was cooked to perfection, smothered in sautéed fennel, onions and carrots. It was a bit over salted but I use very little salt when I cook and maybe the chef was a little heavy handed that night. We split the bruschetta appetizer which was exceptional. Kasey helped with my wine selection and was right on.
I had the hanger steak with potatoes and ...
I had the hanger steak with potatoes and it was delicious. The atmosphere is great as well as the service. The meal was not rushed, which I appreciated. I hesitated booking because some reviews said the potions were small. I did not find that to be the case, the portions were just right and totally satisfying.
The seasoning of the cod dish was over t ...
The seasoning of the cod dish was over the top. The chicken was plated with so much food is was difficult to eat. The bruschetta had too much cheese on it, making the bread soggy. The waiter repeatedly forgot our drink orders and had to be reminded several times. The host seemed to have a chip on her shoulder the whole night.
Loved the small plates. Service was slow ...
Loved the small plates. Service was slow to recognize and seat us even though there was no one else waiting. No 2 cocktail was delicious even though it had two ingredients I didn't recognize ( amaro zucca and saba ). Overall I'll be back.
It was the birthday of an out of town re ...
It was the birthday of an out of town relative coming to Portland to celebrate. We gave him a copy of the recent Oregonian's Best 100 restaurants in Portland and he chose Firehouse. Wonderful food in a very cool repurposed fire station. We were about 10 minutes early but they still found a lovely table for us. Great food and great atmosphere. The pizza were amazing and the meatballs were devoured quickly. Charming and welcoming wait staff. We hope to return with other friends and family.
it was a bad experience. we came for din ...
it was a bad experience. we came for dinner. 5 people. i have reserved a table 1 week ahead of time.
the table was next to a refrigerator and the toilet.
the service was slow the food is OK but overall experience is just not as expected from an Italian restaurant with 4 star average.
Firehouse is consistently good. We frequ ...
Firehouse is consistently good. We frequent here whenever we crave a good pizza. Never had a bad experience here and all their other food items are delicious as well. Check out their steak and rotisserie chicken! Potatoes and fried cauliflower a tad too salty this time but overall everything else was great. Wait staff is very attentive and although they don't know us by name, recognize us a regulars.
The restaurant was crowded so a lot of p ...
The restaurant was crowded so a lot of people obviously like it. We have been here a couple times in the past and it was ok. We had a fennel sausage pizza which provided a month's allotment of salt. Very salty. I had a pasta dish that was ok, again with too much salt. For dessert, I had a lemon custard with blueberries, and guess what, it was so salty I couldn't eat it. My bad day L guess.
We like the Firehouse so much that we pl ...
We like the Firehouse so much that we plan a reservation 2 weeks ahead to make sure we have a table. Friends from Denver who are very picky loved it. The ambience is amazing and the Artisan bread and pizzas from that oven are great! Very interesting appetizers!
Firehouse was highly recommended and I w ...
Firehouse was highly recommended and I was looking forward to the experience. I had a friend visiting from North Carolina and was excited to share a great Portland meal. The service was good enough but not friendly or personal. The food was close to inedible. Along with two romaine hearts salads (a Firehouse version of the caesar), we ordered a margherita pizza and the hangar steak. I had heard the salad is the very best "caesar" in Portland — it is not. The pizza was so soggy in the middle third that only the crusts could be eaten. The hangar steak tasted as if it had sat in teriyaki sauce all day. The flavor was salty-weird. Probably the worse thing was that there were flies in the window and buzzing our table. It was a very unpleasant experience. I will not be back and cannot recommend Firehouse for any reason.
Firehouse is just about perfect: great ...
Firehouse is just about perfect: great old building, great food, wonderful service, great wine list. You can have a simple meal of pizza and salad or something more elaborate if you want, but it's consistently wonderful and we return as often as we can.
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!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.