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, 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
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!
I made reservations at this establishmen ...
I made reservations at this establishment based on the menu options and the reviews. Sadly, it was a disappointment. My husband and I had just drove 10.5 hours to see our daughter and take her and one of her friends out to dinner (break from college food) and the waitress was just rude. Her attitude was so uninviting that I wanted to leave but we gave her the benefit of the doubt, which was a mistake. When questions were asked, her answers were cold and no alternative options were given, it was a bizarre experience. I ordered the Meatballs and they were so salty I could barely eat them, I would have sent them back but the waitress never came by to ask us how our food was. I was a server for 7 years, so I get clearing plates as folks finish their meals, but I felt like I was getting pushed out of the restaurant. We all wanted a sweet treat after dinner, however, I wasn't going to going to drive up my bill at this establishment, so off to Salt & Straw we went.
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.
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