Portland is famous for its unorthodox food scene, from our foodie friendly bars to our plethora of food carts. Given the community of restaurants in Portland, and the demand for space, Pine Street Market makes all kinds of practical sense.
The building itself is beautiful: exposed brick and high ceilings with industrial wooden beams and bare bulbs. Seating is plentiful in the already busy space, with both table seating and bar seating at each of the participating restaurants. Unlike at other food courts, Pine Street Market also has booze.
Most of the food spots in the market are offshoots of restaurants around town. Olympia Provisions takes the center of the market, with OP Wurst. It’s one part homage to American hot dogs and one part “frankfurter test kitchen,” serving up Wrigley inspired foot longs with a variety of toppings, from a plain dog to mac n cheese, and even poutine. Of course, nothing goes as well with hot dogs as champagne, and OP Wurst has a number of bottles of on hand, as well as glass pours of whites and rosés, even some liquor.
Marukin, the new ramen spot from straight from Tokyo, has a branch here, serving traditional ramen, along with wine, beer, and sake. Across from Marukin is the WizBangBar, the newest branch of Salt & Straw Ice Cream, serving soft-serve and sundaes. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Portland gathering without coffee. At Pine Street it’s provided by Barista, at the Brass Bar.
For those looking for pizza and baked goods, Trifecta Annex delivers. This newest branch from baker and restaurateur Ken Forkish cooks up Ken’s Artisan Pizza and Ken’s Artisan Bakery goods. It’s the perfect place to grab a slice of Ken’s famous pizza without ordering an entire pie, though you can do that as well, or grab a daily toast, Ken’s famous leaven bread with seasonal toppings.