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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!

711 NE Dekum Street
Portland, OR 97211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
NE Durham

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 954-1702

Website:
http://www.firehousepdx.com/

Parking Details:
We are located on our own city block and ample street parking is available surrounding the property.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Busetto

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Steven at Firehouse Restaurant for more details. 503-789-7953.

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.

Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Casual (19)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

It's a charming little place, nothing fancy, decent food, interesting "small plate" choices and good wine. It was the first time we'd ever been served an uncut pizza and given scissors to cut it.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love this place!!! We live just down the street and always have a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Super place in an unlikely spot. Great, friendly service and superb food. We have eaten in many Portland area restaurants - this is in the top 5 for sure. Recommend without hesitation and can't wait to go again. Great place to eat near the Airport.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love the firehouse pizzas and the wine has always been great too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed Firehouse version of classics like Manhattan cocktail and Caesar salad. Excellent pizzas. Don't skip dessert!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked Firehouse because they had a reservation for 6 people available on a Saturday night and I am glad that I did. We had prompt, friendly service and good food. It was busy, but we could easily hear each other when we chatted. The pizza was good, but a little soggy in the middle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

There were four of us for dinner and our first time at The Firehouse. A very cozy and comfortable restaurant. We all ordered something different and loved our dinners. I had a delicious Caesar salad and pizza. Probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had. We all would definitely go back again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have chosen the Firehouse for many occasions and never have we been disappointed. Their food is amazing, and the wait staff actually enjoy their job and it shows with the customer service (with just the right amount of attention - never hovering or visiting too many times). We recommend it highly and will be returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We did small plates and pizza and recommend you do the same.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Yummy as always! Standouts were pizzas, cauliflower, kale salad, but salmon, romaine salad, arincini and broccolini we’re also delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious as always! The mussels are outstanding and make me want to build a wood fired pizza oven in my backyard.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The dinner was a special Christmas date with a very special person. I had asked if I could drop off flowers and the gift and the lady I talked to was super sweet and accommodating. I wish I could remember her name because she helped make an already special night even more special!!!! My date was super surprised and impressed and it made for an incredible date. The dinner was delicious and the staff couldn’t have been more attentive and pleasant!! Thank you all!!!!🙌🙌🙌

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a lovely dinner. My husband tried the bone marrow and loved it. I had my usual marguerite pizza and it was great. I love that they serve it with scissors...it's so easy to cut the pieces that way! Firehouse is always a good bet for dinner. In nice weather we take our dogs and enjoy eating outside.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Perfect place!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place in a cold night. The food is good and the service is great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is our favorite go-to neighborhood restaurant. Service is always good and gracious no matter how crowded it is. We love the wood-fired pizzas. This last time we tried the bone marrow which was awesome and also a side of broccolini with a lemony cream sauce which was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Best meatballs in town, IMHO. The salmon was terrific, as were the desserts (doughnuts and chocolate mousse.) We were there on a Tuesday night and it was very quiet - perfect for our business dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was great service great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Always an excellent choice for a nice dinner. Excellent food and great service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful wood fired pizza, creative cuisine, good wine list, great service. A nice place I do recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This used to be one of our favorites. With the ownership change has come a decrease in quality and originality, sadly. It’s not bad, but it isn’t what it used to be.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It's been years since outlast visit to the Firehouse. They are still as good as we remembered. After being seated and looking at the menu, we decided that 2 small plates and a pizza would make for a great dinner. BUT it was so hard to choose the 2 small plates... we've had the meatballs before and the fried cauliflower is a must order. After some pondering we opted for the fried cauliflower and the iron skillet mussels and chose to split a kale salad. Our choice of pizza was simple, fennel sausage. All of the food came out as expected and the table service was excellent. The feel of the Firehouse was warm and comfy. There was noise from the kitchen action, but it was not so loud that it required a raised voice in order to hear one another in conversation. We finished off with dessert... zeppole with chocolate ice cream... nummy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always grateful when we pick the firehouse, service is always over the top. Most times when I revisit a restaurant there is always one thing I look forward to ordering... at the firehouse it’s always hard to decide which wonderful thing I am going to order this time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The Firehouse is a great neighborhood restaurant with wood fired pizzas and dinners. We've been there many times and it never disappoints!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food! Delicious kale salad and a pizza that was to die for. Also, one of the best Manhattans in Portland.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Phenomenal food, excellent service. One of Portland’s best.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We shared several appetizers and a bottle of wine. Delicious!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It had been years since I'd been to Firehouse. I didn't remember having an amazing experience there years ago, but on a Friday night with no plans and openings on Open Table, I figured I'd give it a shot.

The restaurant was busy and we were seated in a corner. We were initially delighted to have our starters come out so fast (we were starving) - even before our wine came out (we ordered a bottle of Mouvedre that I love). Our waiter came with the bottle and poured and I immediately knew something was off - the wine tasted sour and acidic. The waiter exclaimed it must be a bad bottle but didn't offer to bring a second. It was a bit awkward really. The food was ok, but the whole experience was just sort of....off.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We would definitely go back. Good service from start to finish. We were seated upon arrival. Our wait person did a good job explaining the food choices on the menu. We all ordered something different and we all were pleased with our choices. The meatballs were delicious.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent spot for a great dinner. The setting is an old firehouse from 1913. Place has a ton of character. Will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant has recently gained a high rating from the local newspaper for "best pizza in Portland". Tghs is our third visit and each time the pizza has been top notch. This visit was even better than the past. The romaine salad and margherita pizza are homeruns.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive. Service was prompt. We will he back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Happy time with family and friends over excellent food and drinks. Excellent service. Good vibes!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The bone marrow is a must try. Flatbread crust is light and tasty

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had not been to the Firehouse for several years and it is still as good as it was the last time. It has a nice, cozy neighborhood feel and the food is delicious. Good menu, wine and friendly service.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Just, yummmmm.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great neighborhood “joint” with excellent pizza.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was great. Mussels were so good and mushroom pizza had a ton of flavor!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was so incredibly delicious! We ordered the artichoke as an appetizer- amazing. I got the hangar steak and my husband got the salmon. We were both very happy with our meal. I have been to firehouse 4 times and gotten the hangar steak each time. Each time it is slightly different from the previous time so I never feel like I am ordering the same thing. For dessert we got the ricotta doughnuts. I have never tasted a doughnut that delicious. We shared the plate but wished we each had our own!! Come to firehouse, you will not be disappointed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We made it in time for a lovely happy hour outside as the sun set. We ordered one of everything except the salami pizza. Cauliflower was fantastic and the meatballs are still as amazing as the first time we had them a year ago. This was our first time getting a pizza and the margherita hit the spot, including excellent crust that wasn't tough or too done. Yum! Wish this was a little closer to home so we could go more often.

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