Scoops' out for Summer: Day 12

Ruby Jewel

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Food & Drink
In today's instalment of our 31-day ice cream binge, Scoops' out for Summer, we finally come off the sugar high.Ruby Jewel3713 N Mississippi Ave., 505-9314, per scoop: $3Most popular flavor: Caramel with salted dark chocolateThe people in front of me: Young Portland transplants trying to show their visiting parents Portland isn't being kept that weirdBest for: Dates with ...   More
Thursday, July 12, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 11

The Waffle Window

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Food & Drink
Day 11 of Scoops' out for Summer, we're uncovering a place that few people know makes its own ice cream.The Waffle Window2624 NE Alberta St., wafflewindow.comPrice per scoop: $3.25Most popular flavors: Maple pecan, espressoThe person in front of me: Was invisible. As in, nobody was there. Best for: When you’re not in the mood to stand in line behind forty other people at the (cuter than cute) ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 JOANNA MILLER

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 7

Great Northwest Ice Cream Co.

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Food & Drink
In today's Scoops' out for Summer, we send one of our long-suffering interns to the Saturday Market, because we'd prefer not to go ourselves. Great Northwest Ice Cream Co.Portland Saturday Market, 108 W Burnside St. (on the waterfront side, near the fountain and the stage), Price per scoop: $3Most popular flavor: MarionberryThe person in front of me: Parents trying to ...   More
Saturday, July 7, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 4

Roses Ice Cream

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Food & Drink
In today's instalment of Scoops' out for Summer, we visit the "other" Alberta Street for a classic Portland scoop.Roses Ice Cream5011 NE 42nd Ave., 256-3333, per scoop: $2.75Most popular flavor: “Licorice—well, besides vanilla.”The person in front of me: Four seniors, one couple and two of the woman’s girlfriends.Best for: Dessert on the way to the 99W Drive-in.Northeast ...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Vanillas in the Mist

Finding the best local grocery-store ice cream.

Food Reviews & Stories
“Vanilla” has become a dirty word. It’s now synonymous with bland and uninspired, but the ancient Totonac people believed the vanilla plant sprang from the spilled blood of a beautiful princ   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Scoops' out For Summer: Day 1

What's the Scoop?

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Food & Drink
All the best stories have a time peg, so we're kicking off our Scoops' out For Summer series with the newest addition to Portland's frozen confectionary scene: What's the Scoop?, which opened on North Williams Avenue just yesterday.What's the Scoop?4540 N Williams Ave., 971-266-1787, whatsthescooppdx.comPrice per scoop: $3.50Most popular flavor: It was only the first day but, so far, ...   More
Sunday, July 1, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Salt & Straw

A frosty reception.

Food Reviews & Stories
But what do the children eat? “Oh, they like the vanilla,” answers the knit-capped woman behind the counter at Salt & Straw. This is suspicious. As a child, I remember screaming for bubble   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

First Bite: Salt and Straw Ice Cream

The best publicized ice cream in Portland


Food & Drink
New ice cream scoop shop Salt and Straw only opens its doors on Northeast Alberta Street today, but you've probably already heard about it.Since May 2011, the ice cream company—which has been operating a small cart on the same street for three months—has been featured on Eater PDX, KPTV, Fox 12, the Portland Monthly (three! times!) the Washington Post, OPB, Serious Eats, KOIN, the Oregonian, the ...   More
Friday, August 12, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Fifty Licks Finally Gets an Ice Cream Truck


Food & Drink
For a city with 40 gazillion food carts, Portland is severely lacking in the most quintessential of mobile food vendors: the ice cream truck. Some might argue that's because the city is cold and wet most of the year, but that's exactly the kind of defeatist attitude that keeps delicious cones of sunshine and butterfat from brightening our streets.Thus, we were excited to read that one of the city's ...   More
Friday, April 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

UPDATED #2 I melted with you. Summergeddon: Let's play "Will It Melt."

UPDATE: Scroll down for photos mid-Fat Boy melt. UPDATE #2: Scroll down for photos Fat Boy's final meltdown. It's 100-and-3-freakin' degrees out there! In honor of what we've come to dub SUMMERGEDDON '09, we've decided that our most pressing journalistic assignment today is to play "WILL IT MELT." The object of the game? Tell us how long you think it will take for this Fat Boy chocolate ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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