Portland’s indoor foodie refuge, Pine Street Market is now open daily for brunch. Doors open at 8 am for coffee service, followed by brunch starting at 9 am, and the market closes daily at 10 pm. Pine Street Market is located at 126 SW 2nd Ave., in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Each of the vendors will have their own brunchy offerings from 9 am – 11 am before swinging into their regular lunch and dinner menus. Of course, you can start at Brass Bar for coffee, tea or espresso done with care, or pickup a pastry from Trifecta Annex. But now, there’s more.
For those who want to skip the lines at John Gorham’s Tasty n Sons or Tasty n Alder, you can enjoy the shakshuka and delightful fresh pita or the Jerusalem bagel sandwich at Shalom Y’all. Or, go Spanish at his Pollo Bravo with breakfast offerings of sopa de ajo, Catalan sausage bocadillo, or potatoes bravas. For adult early morning drinks you can have a Shalom Mary or La Tomatina Bloody Mary.
The ramen house Marukin offers ochazuka, a Japanese dish made by pouring green tea dashi over cooked rice, with savory toppings. You can enjoy more soulful Asian at Kim Jong Smokehouse with Korean pork and daikon soup.
For a healthy but delicious starter, check out Kure Juice for their Acai bowls, smoothies, and organic juices. I tried the acai bowl that included peanut butter and was delighted with what is basically a very thick frozen smoothie on the bottom of the bowl featuring healthy juices and fruits, topped with fruit, granola and other ingredients. It’s something I will definitely have again.
OP Wurst offers up some fun breakfast dogs, suitable for kids or adults. The Monte Cristo on a stick or the pigs in a blanket would be easier eating for the kiddos. Their French toast dog was a sweet and savory choice on a French toast bun with apple butter. You can also get fried or scrambled eggs, pancakes, or link sausage on the side.
Besides gorgeous pastries, Trifecta Annex serves individual breakfast pizza that has potato, pancetta, fontina, eggs, peppers and sausage. It was like a flat quiche lorraine on their excellent crust and would make a quick breakfast. But you may not want to skip their signature toast on rustic bread with Trifecta butter.
The brunch offerings should serve hungry Portlanders before most food carts open. I loved it because I am often in downtown early on the weekends and would like a breakfast without the formality of waiting in line for brunch.