Offering a tempting mixture of pony rides, barbecue, puppy love, and booze, Northeast's neighborhood favorite Firehouse Restaurant will celebrate the 100th birthday of their building and the 5th anniversary of their own opening. Asking a small cash donation to benefit the Pixie Project (an incredible pet shelter and adoption agency in Northeast Portland) and the Sauvie Island Center (a program based Howell Territorial Park that promotes the area through educational field trips), this party is promising: festivities start this Sunday, Aug 4th at 2 pm, with a chili cookoff involving talent from Grain & Gristle, Old Salt Marketplace, Aviary, and Fireside Restaurant, as well as a beer garden for the grown-ups, a silent auction, and live music all day. Not a bad place to spend a Sunday afternoon or to fall in love with the Woodlawn neighborhood spirit, a quietly blooming presence in Northeast Portland.

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Firehouse Restaurant is located at 711 NE Dekum.