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711 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-1702
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Ranked #246 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: NE Durham
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We came here because the food was well-reviewed and it didn't disappoint. However, we had a crummy table in a back room even though we had a reservation. The action is at or near the bar--we're going there next time.

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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had high hopes for this place as it was recommended by one of our foodie friends. But from the beginning to end, everything was just too salty. Yikes, everything from the salad, pizza, and meatballs. Not sure what happened that night. Later we were told, he was recommending the Firehouse in NW. Oops, don't make the same mistake.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After reading the good reviews we decided to give it a try. The building itself is cute but the restaurant layout is odd and chopped up. We only saw two parts of the dining room but saw stairs and not sure if there was more seating upstairs. We were seated quickly and the hostess was friendly enough but acted overwhelmed.... More 

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In general an evening at Firehouse is an evening well spent, and tonight was no different: The meatballs were delicious as always; the roasted cauliflower and mussels are our traditional favorites as appetizers; salads are always fresh and tasty (tonight's was Mike's winter greens with Humboldt Fog, currants, hazelnuts and red wine vinaigrette.) On the other hand, an unexpected disappointment... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Firehouse is located in an old firehouse. There are not many tables so reservations seem important. This is a trendy and yet quaint spot. The restaurant leans mostly towards Italian fare. We had the fried cauliflower with lemon creme fraiche as an appetizer which was delicious. I had the homemade pasta with the house made sausage which was tasty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

This resturant is difficult to get into without a reservation but I can't see why. The resturant has good atmosphere but the food wasn't very good. I tried the mussels and had a pizza. My wife was unimpressed with the chicken. The service was slow, timing on dishes was off (appetizers came out with 20 minutes between them so some... More 

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Cape Town
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had a meal here with my parents, and it lived up to the reputation for good food. Excellent pizza and an even better cheesecake desert. The service was slow and food arrived before drinks which was a first!

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

The firehouse was a real firehouse in the 1900's? The food looked and tasted great. I had the pizza, with homemade pepperoni which was baked in a real brick oven. Fresh mozzarella , a thin crust loaded with flavor ! My husband had the cod which was served with artichokes ,onions, olives in a bouillabaisse type broth. My ONLY complaint... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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130 reviews 130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Let me begin by saying that I very rarely ever rate a place terrible. We chose this restaurant because it accepted reservations for 8. We had a 5:30 setting and they were ready for us when we arrived, but it was clear the server didn’t want a table of 8 (attitude and rudeness). We placed an order for drinks that... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have to say that I am a little amused with the poor reviews of the pizza and the thinness and scarce toppings. Those people have obviously never been to Europe, much less Italy. Just makes me want to go here more.......ps, kale should be braised. Keep doing what you're doing firehouse.

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Additional Information about Firehouse

Address: 711 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: (503) 954-1702
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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