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Five Things to Try at Portland's Pine Street Market

Skimming the cream off the top.

Sundaes at Wiz Bang Bar

The best thing at Pine Street Market—and, indeed, the main reason I'd suggest you go—is Wiz Bang, the new soft-serve spot from the owners of Salt & Straw. Only suckers get the cones. The sundaes ($8.50), each made with a house-baked pastry as a base, and ingredients like fresh local strawberries and dried rhubarb, are beautifully constructed.

Philly cheese dog, or any other dog, at OP Wurst

Olympia Provisions serves what might be the world's best wieners, and even the zany poutine dog and Elvis-inspired peanut butter, bacon and banana thing worked. If I owned Oaks Park, I'd offer free space to spinoffs of OP Wurst and Wiz Bang.

Miso ramen at Marukin

We've already called the eastside location of this Tokyo institution the best ramen spot in town. Get the miso.

Whole pies, but not slices, at Trifecta Annex

Ken Forkish won a James Beard Award for his baking book, and his Laurelhurst pizzeria is perpetually jammed. We had several very good pies.

The burger at Common Law

It's ultra-rich and pretty much perfect. See full review here.

(Related: How Pine Street Market disappoints.)