Siniya Lamb Pita at Shalom Y'all. Photo: Shalom Y'all Facebook
What if Portland’s most creative chefs and restaurateurs gave free reign to their imaginations? Want to try a creative twist on what they already do best? Supposing they partnered up with other culinary geniuses to form something new. The new Pine Street Market, conveniently located at 126 SW 2nd Avenue, near Portland Saturday Market and Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is the new home of our foodie city’s newest pet projects and awesome mash-ups. If you are ready to be in the thick of it all, then get ready! The lovely, bustling indoor market that has been so eagerly anticipated is now fully open. Here’s what to try:
Brass Bar Barista is one of the finest among Portland’s very fine coffee roasters/shops. Owner and Proprietor Billy Wilson opened Brass Bar in the market, which will serve its own roast, prepared by the most talented baristas, cold brewed coffee and a variety of teas.
Daily 7 am-6 pm
Photo: Jannie Huang
Marukin Ramen is a widely popular Tokyo ramen chain - nine branches have opened in Japan since 1994. The Pine Street Market ramen shop is one of the first stateside locations. Different broths are available each day, but there is always a vegan option ready at hand, with fragrant ingredients like onions, garlic, shitake mushrooms, and kombu. You can look forward to trying the spicy Marukin ramen in tonkotsu broth or the miso broth with chicken and Carlton farms pork bones.
Daily 11 am-9 pm
Photo: OP Wurst Facebook
Portland’s favorite meat purveyor Olympia Provisions will give you the best of the wursts – like being at a baseball game, only a thousand times more gourmet. You’ll need to come back several times to sample creations like the Portland Dog with braised kale, pork belly and hazelnuts, the Mac & Cheese Dog with cauliflower cheese sauce and elbow macaroni or the Hound Dog with bacon, peanut butter sauce, smoked apple butter and banana (yes, really). There are also cold beers, wines and bubbly to accompany your sausage sandwich. One of the most fun parts of OP Wurst is that you can watch as the dogs are being grilled up.
Daily 11 am-10 pm
Grilled chicken shawarma pita with spinach, tahini, pickles and red s'hig and MEC fennel salad with candied pecans, tarragon and grilled lemon vinaigrette at Shalom Y'all. Photo: Shalom Y'all Facebook.
Shalom Y’all is brought to you by Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Management and Design Group (including Executive Chef and Co-owner Kasey Mills with partners Ron Avni and John Gorham) of Portland Toro Bravo, Tasty ‘n’ Sons, Tasty ‘n’ Alder and Mediterranean Exploration Company. The company wanted to express its passion for Israeli street food, including breakfast. Shalom Y’all’s menu features Shakshuka (tomatoes, peppers and baked eggs, with lamb merguez sausage or feta), Mejadara (rice and lentils with fried onion), fresh salads such as the MEC Fennel Salad with candied pecans, tarragon and grilled lemon vinaigrette, Pita Sandwiches, MEC Grilled Lamb Chops and Israeli vocabulary to immerse you in the warm, welcoming vibe. The excellent bar program features fragrant cocktails, American whiskeys and Israeli beers.
Sun-Thur, 11 am -10 pm
Fri- Sat, 11 am-11 pm
Photo: Pollo Bravo Facebook
Take Toro Bravo’s famous Spanish-style rotisserie chicken to go, or stay in and enjoy signature Tapas. Try the Patatas Fritas con Salsa Vermella, Papas Bravas and Sopa de Ajo--"garlic soup,” Bocadillos (traditional Spanish sandwiches) and Conserva (canned provisions). From the bar, choose wine, sherry, sangria, draft beer and cider or cocktails such as Perro Bueno (dolin blanc, manzanilla sherry, lime, grapefruit soda and espelette) or the Altos Margarita (altos blanco, Cointreau, lime and agave). Finish the repast with a sweet Cheese Flan.
Sun-Thur, 11 am-10 pm
Fri-Sat, 11 am-11 pm
Photo: Trifecta Instagram
Trifecta Annex, created by James Beard Award winning author and baker Ken Forkish, offers pillowy croissants and breads from their sister bakery Trifecta Tavern, daily toasts, pizza slices and whole pizzas. In the morning, pull apart a fluffy, buttery Raspberrry or Double Chocolate Croissant. The 18-inch pizza pies, which marry New York and Italian styles, are served from 11 am onward. Enjoy “The Pomodoro Royale” with tomato sauce, basil, olive oil and freshly grated pecorino romano, “The Hawaiian” with pineapple, Neuske’s bacon, onions, tomato sauce and aged mozzarella, or “The White Owl” with celeriac, baby white turnips, aged mozzarella, olive oil and chile flakes.
Mon-Sat, 8 am-9 pm
Crab Salad & Scallop Crudo with Lemongrass Broth at Common Law.
Photo: Pine Street Market Instagram
A divinely created partnership between long time Paley’s Place Executive Chef Patrick McKee and Langbaan Chef Earl Ninsom’s resulted in a fusion of French and Asian influences. Try elegant nibbles like Beef Tongue Bahn Mi and Spiced Bone Marrow and Mussels Toast.
Daily 11 am-7 pm
Photo: Wiz Bang Bar Facebook
Portland fave Salt & Straw has made a special appearance in the Pine Street Market, but with a whole new theme and menu. Wiz Bang Bar serves the beloved classic childhood combo of soft ice cream covered in “magic shell,” but this version is made from the only finest Pacific Northwest ingredients. Try luscious soft serve flavors like Vanilla Custard, Woodblock Chocolate and Roasted Strawberry Coconut. Then, ask to have it hand dipped in Single Origin Chocolate Shell, Black Truffle White Chocolate Shell or Oregon Black Raspberry Shell! You can also go big with a Wiz Bang Sundae such as Hot Fudge Hazelnut Ganache with angel fluff and Woodblock Chocolate soft serve. Or be creative with Chocolate Tacolates, Super Duper Bars or “Concretes” (soft serve blended with candies such as Salted, Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Hazelnut Butter Crunch Bars). Just passing through the Market? Grab a pint to enjoy at home!
Daily 10 am-11 pm