Move Over Food Trucks: Portland’s First Food Hall, Pine Street Market, Plans Fall Opening

Pine Street Market  | Siteworks

Pine Street Market | Siteworks

While already popular in US cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, urban food halls are amongst the newest trends to hit Portland this year.   As Portland’s downtown area continues to gentrify, new and innovative food concepts have begun popping up, such as the forthcoming Pine Street Market, an indoor food hall set to open inside the 1886 Baggage and Carriage Building this fall.

Only blocks away from the waterfront, Pine Street Market plans to gather some of Portland’s finest quality food producers together under one roof, including a number of local restaurants and food shops.  Requiring less investment than a full restaurant, Pine Street Market’s culinary curator Mike Thelin argues that the close proximity of each of the businesses allows them to become more successful as together, they become a part of a destination.  

As Portland is a city that loves incubator style concepts, Thelin predicts that the market will be the first of many food halls to start appearing in Portland. 

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