Was also surprised this didn't exist when reading your question... did some exploring and found out it does! If you click the track number (left of the mute button) it opens up the channel editor which has all the plugins right there for you!
Alternatively you can create a keyboard shortcut to open the Macro Controls:
1. Preferences (Command or Control + ,)
2. Click the Keyboard Shortcuts Tab
3. Type Show Channel Editor into the search bar
4. Assign whatever keyboard shortcut you see fit
Thanks for asking this, cause it made me discover some functionality that I also was interested in!