Fire On the Mountain

Written by on November 1, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Fremont neighborhood of Portland, Oregon

Fire On The Mountain Parking

How I heard of this place: An invitation to a baby shower in Portland gave us the perfect excuse to spend the weekend with good friends. Our arrival was commemorated with a memorable visit to Fire On the Mountain, at the recommendation of our pregnant host.

Fire On The Mountain Outside

Type of cuisine: Famous for wings, known to deliver excellence in all things pub-grub, exceptional for a casual hang-out. “Welcome to Fire On The Mountain Buffalo Wings where we’re serving up the best wings this side of Buffalo.

Fire On The Mountain Samples

Ambiance:  “While hiking and traveling across the country to hear live music, owners Jordan and Sara decided to open a wing joint where people could kick back with a cold beer, roll up their sleeves and dive head-first into a plate of hot, spicy, crispy wings. 

Fire On The Mountain Inside

From our humble beginnings in a small storefront on N. Interstate, to our larger Burnside location that hosts live music, to our newest location on NE Fremont Street that will house a microbrewery and outside patio, FOTM consistently strives to serve up delicious, fresh, creative fare in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

Fire On The Mountain Indoors

What I ordered: As soon as we arrived, one of the locals in our party made his way immediately to the bar.

Fire On The Mountain Bar

While we thought he was out looking for a parking spot, little did we know he had already placed an order for the Pulled Pork Nachos ($9), with Carlton Farms pulled pork piled high on fresh made tortilla chips topped with pico de gallo and fresh jalapeños then smothered in Will and Owen’s Tejas queso.

Fire On The Mountain Pulled Pork Nachos

A cold bottle of Virgil Root Beer ($2.50) to start our mouth a-waterin’, all six of us studied each menu, item by item until we were able to settle on a few favorites. Two Calzones ($13 each),

Fire On The Mountain Calzone

a side of six wings ($5.95),

Fire On The Mountain Wings

and our order to share: Bacon Blue Burger ($10.50), 1/3 pound of all-natural Piedmontese beef with bacon, bleu cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic mayo, 

Fire On The Mountain Bacon Bleu Burger

and a 12″ pizza called The Mighty Quinn ($15), with whiskey-pomegranate BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, carmelized onions, red onions, roasted garlic, topped with cheddar cheese and green onions.

Fire On The Mountain Mighty Quinn

For dessert, none of us could pass up the selection of deep-fried goodies on the menu, including Fried Nutter Butters ($4), Fried Oreos ($4) and a Fried Twinkie ($3).

Fire On The Mountain Fried Dessert

What I loved: Fried Oreo. Yum. And yum.

Fire On The Mountain Fried Oreo

Of the savories, to my surprise and amazement, the Pulled Pork Nachos stole the show! But the whole cloves of garlic on our pizza had everyone coming back for more!

Fire On The Mountain Might Quinn Close-Up

Why I loved it: An easy atmosphere, large and bustling setting, well-heated covered patio for rainy night dining and the company of some of our favorite people in Portland. Priceless.

Fire On The Mountain Patio

Cost: Low to average ($8.25 – $15 per individual entree/pizza)

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