Wood Fired Pizza from Firehouse

Wood Fired Pizza from Firehouse

711 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR
(503) 954-1702

Dear Firehouse,
I am so sorry it took me 5 years to get back to you.

This place is so stellar I can’t even believe we waited so long to go back. Do yourself a favor, book a reservation now, get in there and enjoy this place. You really don’t need to read any more of my review because I am just going to go off on how fantastic it was. But in the end I am going to share a secret, so maybe you should just try and stick with me.

Fried Cauliflower and Meatballs

Fried Cauliflower and Meatballs

We went because of Portland Dining Month (PDM), thanks for the nudge PDM.  I loved this because they have the most menu items to choose from for PDM and there is no dessert. It’s a small plates, salad and entree. I loved that. I already knew I was getting the fried cauliflower with lemon creme fraiche, and the arancini. We asked her if there was anything we shouldn’t miss. She said we needed to get the meatballs. I don’t like meatballs, but I saw you could get a few on the Happy Hour menu so we splurged and added that one thing to our 3 course meal. The meatballs were amazing. I would order those and eat them as my entire meal and be very happy. Great flavor and the sauce was perfect. Not like a marinara, which is what I always picture.

Meatballs and arinicini

Meatballs and arancini

I also ordered the spring salad with asparagus, radishes and snap peas. Fabulous! My husbands romaine salad with lemony anchovy dressing was big on flavor. I never order Caesar and I dug into this dish a few times.

Spring salad from Firehouse

Spring salad from Firehouse

For an entree I got the steak. I am not sure why this jumped out at me, because I don’t order steak too often, but this one sounded great. The whole thing was set atop a bed of greens and had crispy potatoes tossed in. The presentation was beautiful and the flavor was so good. They cooked the steak perfect and those potatoes were so flavorful.  I am sure it had something to do with the wood fire, whatever it was, great little potatoes.

Steak with crispy potatoes over greens. Craving this again.

Steak with crispy potatoes over greens. Craving this again.

My husband got a pizza. I mean, wood fired pizza? How could you NOT order that? Again, perfectly cooked crust, great topping choices and wonderful flavor.

Between the cauliflower, spring salad and steak atop greens, I felt like this was a pretty healthy light meal, with tons of flavor. Don’t worry I had some pizza, I can’t be all healthy ya know.

Here’s the secret. We went because of the Portland Monthly Dining and the great options. Turns out they always have a 3 course meal on their menu for $29.  Unless of course you choose to have pizza instead of an entree, then it’s just $25.

Firehouse was the 3rd of 4 stops on this night. Check out where else we went.

  • Atmosphere was super cozy in this old firehouse turned restaurant. They have a whole wall that opens up to outside dining too.
  • Pricing is pretty average. Three courses for $29 is not a bad deal for this high quality food with very nice size servings.
  • Service was some of the best we have had. She checked on us often and really steered in the right direction for ordering food. Which is why I ordered steak, she highly recommended it.
  • Firehouse is located in North Portland.

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  1. I’ve wanted to go to this place for years –I’m just rarely in that neighborhood. I need to do it because that food looks amazing.

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