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Fri, 4/20
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Firehouse Restaurant

4.6
1126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(503) 954-1702
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Busetto
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE Durham
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Parking details
We are located on our own city block and ample street parking is available surrounding the property.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Steven at Firehouse Restaurant for more details. 503-789-7953.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Take Mom to the Firehouse and enjoy some of the best wood fired pizza around, or choose from a variety of other wood-fired small plates or entrees from our scratch kitchen. Our historic setting is the perfect venue for a special night out.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1126 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My friend and I ate family style, sharing the cauliflower, romaine salad, meatballs, and a ragu pasta dish. It was all delicious and the service was attentive, but not overbearing. We'll be going back!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Been here multiple times for the Hanger steak which is normally amazing beyond belief. This time it was incredibly tough and hard to eat. Staff is almost always incredibly friendly. Once in a while, there's always that kitchen guy who likes to look at the ladies a little too long but that's a kitchen guy for you lol.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

the food and service was very good. The menu changes with the seasons.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went with my kids. They loved the food, even thought it wasn’t “kid food,” which made me really happy. I loved the flavorful vegetarian options. Will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I can ALWAYS count on having a memorable, spectacular meal. But remember to call for reservations, so you won't have to wait or be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

really good ambience and easy to talk. clams were delicious and all the food was good. i'll be back

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was very good but the seating was tight. Sure, I was looking for an intimate destination, but I was not intending it to be with the strangers next to me.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was our 2nd visit. Had a nice conversation with the couple at the next table. We each ordered one of the March Restaurant specials offered - which worked because we always eat 'family style' and tried everything that came with each of the 3 course meals. WOW! Very nice cocktails as well. Good pictures on the wall of the history of the building. The wait staff were in the groove.
Thanks for a great dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We stopped in before a concert. They accommodated a quick service with great food, I wish it were more convenient for us to return, I would definitely make it a regular for me.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We arrived in time to have a variety of happy hour items. I think we probably ordered all of the items on the menu and they competed to be most delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and dining experience for a Birthday celebration with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

An old standby for me and the Mrs. Great ambience, authentic & reliable dishes, and wonderful craft cocktails. I'm not a wine drinker most of the time, but I'm sure I'd be even more enthusiastic if I were. Thanks again, guys, for a great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very informed and courteous wait staff. Loved the food - tasted authentic Italian. Will not hesitate to dine at Firehouse again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had hanger steak and beef brisket pasta. Both very good. The faux Caesar Salad is great. Space between tables is lacking. No privacy.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food came so fast that we were served and done with the bill in under 40 mins.. which was a little short for our date night.. but was nice

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We didn’t get our open table points for this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Beautiful location in the old Dekum St. Firehouse. Décor was cozy and fun and the food was delicious! Meatballs were the best we've had and the wood fired margherita pizza was excellent! Wish we lived closer so we could dine there more often!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We tried The Firehouse Restaurant for the first time with the Portland Dining Month special menu/pricing. We were also able to take advantage of the happy hour drink pricing between 5 and 6. Every morsel of food was divine, and the service was wonderful. The special menu allowed for two choices for the entree and appetizer, which not many do. Both the cavatelli pasta dish and the pizza were outstanding. The Italian olive oil cake was so good. We added the steamed clam appetizer, which was also to die for, though we didn't need all that food! The restaurant is about 20 minutes north of us, with lots of options we like closer, but we will definitely make the trip to eat here again and again. Can't wait to try the patio in the summer!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

As delicious as always. The new pot de creme was disappointing...we so enjoyed the previous version with caramel, nuts and whip cream. Everything else was SO GOOD!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The Firehouse is in my neighborhood, but I hadn't been in years. We requested to sit at the bar which only has 4 chairs and we were gladly saved two spot. Bartender and staff we're warm and friendly. Since it's an open kitchen, we enjoyed seeing the dishes prepared. And even though our food was delicious, we were salivating at the beautiful and plentiful dishes assembled. Everything about our dinner at Firehouse was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time here and I ordered from the Portland dining menu. I really enjoyed The bruschetta and cavatelli. We also ordered wood-oven baked meatballs and a pepperoni pizza. Everything was very delicious. Would definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went because it was close to a concert venue, and sounded interesting. What a treat. Our food was incredible, from the roasted cauliflower, to the really great salad, to a phenomenal pasta and a perfect pizza. Our server, Luna, was sweet, efficient, and had a wicked sense of humor. We loved her!

We will be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! The server was so well versed in recommending vegan and gluten free options, and very professional yet easy going and genuine. The food is always fabulous! Two of us ordered the wood fired pizza, delicious blend of flavors and perfectly browned crust. My swordfish was cooked to perfection. The Coat and Tails cocktail is fabulous!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Hostess had attitude when being seated regarding asking for a different table. She said the table we asked for was going to turn into a 4 person table, while we there it remained a two person table.
Portions were extremely small for the size of an entree and very $$.food was just okay...

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First visit and it was wonderful. Our server was awesome and the food was delicious! We took our server's suggestion and ordered family style, which was perfect. With definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The selection was fresh but with some of the good stand bys they have always had. Food was excellent and the staff was helpful and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I love coming here. The menu seems to slowly evolve, favorites lingering, new things popping up. I'm never disappointed. And the wait staff is always great. Love the pizzas. Love the chicken. The cauliflower! The ambiance. Solid.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Awesome experience overall. Food is delicious and noticeably prepared to order. I recommend making a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We have always enjoyed the food here. It is tasty and there is a good selection of menu items. Cocktails are great, too. Servers are friendly, knowledgeable , and accommodating. It is cozy in the winter and fun in the summer when the doors are open.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food, enjoyable ambiance, sweet staff! The pork chop was melt in your mouth delicious and the chocolate fudge cake was decadent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service and food were excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I love this restaurant. Service was excellent, friendly, fast, knowledgeable. Menu variety short but plenty to satisfy your needs no matter the occasion. Pizza, Chicken, Fish, Beef. High quality food without breaking the bank. I love the ambience. Music in the back round and not so noisy as to be hard to carry on a conversation without shouting.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Friends from out of town visiting, they were late getting us to our table, we arrived 10 minutes early. The hostess just had a surly attitude & was generally unpleasant, she needs a job that doesn’t include dealing with customers.

Our server and meals were fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

So good and underrated.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We especially liked the friendly servers, all of them! Pizza was great - the thin crust is much appreciated!

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I wanted to like it so much! It's close to where I live and would be an easy place to grab dinner, but the food was just middling, although we enjoyed the wine selection. The artichoke was grilled and smokey, obscuring the delicate flavor. The pot de creme was like glue. There was hardly anyone in the place on Wednesday evening which makes me think I'm not the only one giving a bad review.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Has been one of favorite places for years, always great food.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Pros: service was great, awesome wine selection, and lovely neighborhood. Cons: pizza is overpriced and wasn't that great. Crust was more gummy than chewy and it was almost room temperature.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Pizza was better than ever, especially if you skip the olive oil on top. The chicken dish had great flavor and was well cooked but where were the gnocchi and chard sides? There were only like 2 bites. Should go back to the old plating system and restore the sides!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Best Hanger Steak in my opinion....I saw a review and will have to say spot on..will be my go to for Hanger Steak in the future. The Charred Brocollini was amazing as well.

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