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Firehouse

#219 of 3,676 Restaurants in Portland
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711 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211 (NE Durham)
(503) 954-1702
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always Good

Great little neighborhood restaurant. We have been at 3-4 times, and we continue to love this place. Looking at the other reviews, I noticed the issues with the he staff. I was glad to see that they have implemented a dedicated host to greet you and assist with the the waitstaff. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Steven M
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Portland, Oregon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great little neighborhood restaurant. We have been at 3-4 times, and we continue to love this place. Looking at the other reviews, I noticed the issues with the he staff. I was glad to see that they have implemented a dedicated host to greet you and assist with the the waitstaff. We were immediately greeted and showed to our table.... More 

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Oregon
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We chose not to make a reservation knowing we would enjoy a late dinner on a Wednesday evening, but we didn’t realize it was Portland Dining Month so there was a slight wait. Worth it. We selected the three course meal which Firehouse offers daily, not limited to Portland Dining month. The only difference this month versus other months is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great neighborhood gem and one of the finest artisan pizza shops in Portland (where the competition is fierce). Great atmosphere for enjoyable dinner conversation whether romantic or with friends. Nice wine list. For those wishing to wander outside the pizza choices, the appetizer and share plates are creative and fun while the rotisserie chicken is easily one of the best... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I love puns. As such, I instantly liked the Firehouse when I learned that the restaurants theme is wood-fire grilled food sold out of a decommissioned Portland city firehouse. How awesome is that! The environs are great and very pleasant - but a bit more about that further into my review. Now for the dining experience. For the food -... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a beet and a fried broccoli appetizer, magaret pizza, roasted chicken and meat balls. We enjoyed all of them. The house red wine by the glass was pleasant. We had the earl gray ice cream dessert and a salted caramel dessert. Not being someone who ever adds salt to my meals, I felt the salted caramel dessert too... More 

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Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Well unlike some other reviews, we a very good meal and a nice time. We had excellent service on a very busy Valentine's Day evening. The chicken entree was fantastic and the desert, lemon polenta cake was light, just sweet enough, and had a very nice fennel "candy" topping. To my taste some excellent wine and beer choices. The service... More 

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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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Hermosa Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 NE Dekum, Portland, OR 97211
    (NE Durham)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 954-1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?