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August 1st, 2012 WW Culture Staff | Food Reviews & Stories
 

Scoops’ Out for Summer

We ate 31 frozen confections in 31 days. Time to digest.

dish_icecream_3839ILLUSTRATION: August Lipp
We wanted to eat at a different ice cream shop every day in July. This idea was conceived in the middle of winter, when the logistics of trudging around the city to eat 31 different frozen treats seemed totally abstract. It was a lot of work. And yet, somehow, we pulled it off. Now we invite you to follow our intrepid travels and craft your own ice cream tour. Full write-ups can be found here, but here’s a quick lick.

ILLUSTRATION: August Lipp

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Ice Cream

1. 50 Licks
4265 SE Belmont St., fifty-licks.com.
Price per scoop: $4 
Best for: Completing the litany of sin that would be a full circuit of the Good Food Here cart pod.
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2. Alma Chocolate
140 NE 28th Ave., 517-0262, almachocolate.com.
Price per cup: $4 for about half a pint.
Best for: Those days when you’re on 28th Avenue and you don’t want gelato, because gelato is the frozen treat of the oppressor. Or when you want a really good chocolate chip cookie.
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3. Cloud City Ice Cream
4525 SE Woodstock Blvd., 719-4603, cloudcityicecream.com.
Price per scoop: $3
Best for: Cooling off after a warm morning at the Woodstock Farmers Market.
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4. Cool Moon Ice Cream
1105 NW Johnson St., 224-2021, coolmoonicecream.com.
Price per scoop: $3.90
Best for: A family stopover before a trip to the bustling Jamison Square fountain across the street. 
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5. Great Northwest Ice Cream Co.
Portland Saturday Market, 108 W Burnside St., greatnwicecream.com. 
Price per scoop: $3
Best for: Parents trying to distract their kids while shopping for tie-dye pants.
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6. The Hazel Room
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 756-7125, thehazelroom.com.
Price per scoop: $2
Best for: Provoking sudden flashbacks to afternoons spent at grandma’s house.
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7. Ice Cream Renaissance
1925 Main St., Vancouver, 360-694-3892, icecreamrenaissance.com.
Price per scoop: $3
Best for: Portlanders who love ice cream enough to cross a (totally sufficient!) bridge to get the best in the metro area. 
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8. Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty
4039 N Mississippi Ave., Suite 101, 281-4060, lovelysfiftyfifty.com.
Price per scoop:W $3.50
Best for: A family night out; a classy first date.
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9. Oui Presse
1740 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 384-2160, oui-presse.com.
Price per scoop: $3.50 for a two-scoop serving.
Best for: Taking that quirky girl you’ve got a crush on out for an afternoon date of ice cream and crafts.
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10. Pix Pâtisserie
2225 E Burnside St. (opening soon), pixpatisserie.com.
Price per scoop: $2.50
Best for: Macarons, tarts, truffle cakes, mousse—really, any confection comes before the ice cream here.
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11. Roses Ice Cream
5011 NE 42nd Ave., 256-3333, rosesicecream.com.
Price per scoop: $2.75
Best for: Dessert on the way to the 99W Drive-In.
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12. Ruby Jewel
3713 N Mississippi Ave., 505-9314, rubyjewel.net.
Price per scoop: $3
Best for: Dates with vanilla people.
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13. Saint Cupcake
3300 SE Belmont St., 235-0078; 1138 SW Morrison St., 473-8760, saintcupcake.com.
Price per scoop: $3 for a sundae cup
Best for: Overcoming your blind hatred of cupcake bakeries.
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14. Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta St., 208-3867; 838 NW 23rd Ave., 271-8168, saltandstraw.com.
Price per scoop: $3.75
Best for: People with a lot of time on their hands; scenesters.
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15. Scoop
4926 SE Division St.; 2730 N Killingsworth St, scooppdx.com.
Price per scoop: $3 
Best for: A fancy pint to bring along to a friend’s summer barbecue.
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16. Two Tarts
2309 NW Kearney St., 312-9522, tartnation.wordpress.com.
Price per scoop: $1.50 
Best for: A midday treat for yourself while picking up the huge bakery order for your office party.
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17. The Waffle Window
2624 NE Alberta St., wafflewindow.com
Price per scoop: $3.25
Best for: When you’re not in the mood to stand in line behind 40 other people at that other Alberta Street ice cream store.
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18. What’s the Scoop?
3540 N Williams Ave., 971-266-1787, whatsthescooppdx.com.
Price per scoop: $3.50
Best for: A post-Tasty N Sons nightcap.
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Gelato

19. Alotto Gelato
931 NW 23rd Ave., 228-1709, alottogelato.biz.
Price per scoop: $3
Best for: Something cold and sweet to eat after a long day of shopping with aging yuppies.
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20. Caffe Pallino
3003 SE Division St., 232-0907, caffepallino.com.
Price per scoop: $2.95 for a small bowl.
Best for: When there are long lines for other D-Street desserts.
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21. Stella Gelato at Spella Caffe
520 SW 5th Ave., 752-0264, spellacaffe.com.
Price per scoop: $2.50
Best for: Showing off Portland to your visiting country relatives.
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22. Via Delizia
1105 NW Marshall St., 225-9300, viadelizia.com.
Price per scoop: $2.75
Best for: Sustenance while sunbathing in Tanner Springs Park.
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23. Staccato Gelato
232 NE 28th Ave., 231-7100; 1540 SE Bybee Blvd., 517-8957, staccatogelato.com.
Price per scoop: $2.25
Best for: Desperately injecting yourself with espresso while making your sugar-peaking children believe they’re inside the set of Romper Room.
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Shave Ice

24. Ohana Hawaiian Cafe
6320 NE Sandy Blvd., 335-5800, ohanahawaiiancafe.com.
Price per scoop: $3, 50 cent toppings.
Best for: Pretending you’re on a low-budget island vacation.
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25. Organic Island Snow Shave Ice
Locations vary, see Facebook for schedule or call 840-5252.
Price per scoop: $3 for 16 ounces.
Best for: An all-organic snack on your way to the co-op grocery store.
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Froyo

26. Cool Harry’s Yogurt
599 SW 10th Ave., coolharrys.com.
Price per scoop: $2.75 for a “very small.”
Best for: A chilly break from downtown-office drudgery.
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27. YoCream Company Store
10209 NE Cascades Parkway, 288-6300, yocreamfrozenyogurt.com.
Cost per scoop: 40 cents an ounce.
Best for: Rewarding yourself and your family for successfully navigating the IKEA labyrinth. 
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Other

28. Back to Eden Bakery
2217 NE Alberta St., 477-5022, backtoedenbakery.com.
Price per scoop: $3 for a bowl of vegan soft serve.
Best for: Health freaks.
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29. Breakfast Lunch Today
1313 NE Alberta St., facebook.com/BLTenterprises.
Price per scoop: $3 for a cup of frozen custard.
Best for: Feeding a family of four; chocoholics.
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30. J Gelati
3650 Concord Road, Milwaukie, 659-1374, jgelati.com.
Price per scoop: $2.50 for frozen custard, $2 Italian ice.
Best for: Before a Bon Jovi concert.
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31. Oregon Ice Works
3221 SE Division St.,, 880-8229, oregonice.com.  
Price per scoop: $3 for a scoop of Italian ice.
Best for: A cool treat on a summer’s eve, paired with a brew from the neighboring Captured by Porches truck.
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