Get Your Scoop On
Thanks to a plethora of top-notch ice cream shops in Portland, you can satisfy your appetite for this tasty frozen confection in every neighborhood. Since we take our ice cream pretty seriously around here, you can find your perfect scoop year round. What makes ice cream shops in Portland even better is the variety of churns and flavors. Dairy free options are also available at all these locations.
Here are the best ice cream shops in Portland:
Salt & Straw is all the rage on the PDX ice cream scene. The four locations attract large crowds of ice cream lovers vying for the latest themed flavor or a favorite classic, like honey lavender or sea salt with caramel ribbons. Locations include 2035 NE Alberta St.; 838 NW 23rd Ave.; 3345 SE Division St.; and 100 A Ave in Lake Oswego. Price of a single scoop: $4.10.
Fifty Licks has found a devoted following of its handmade ice creams and sorbets cradled in delicious gluten-free cones. Kick it up a notch with an Affogato Cubano or cookie a la mode. The shop now has two locations: 2021 SE Clinton St. and 2736 E Burnside. Price of a single scoop: $4.25
Ruby Jewel established its stellar reputation with its ice cream sandwiches. Now there are three scoop shops where you can choose from sandwiches, sundaes, cones and drinks. Locations include 3713 N Mississippi St., 428 SW 12 Ave. and 4703 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Price of a single scoop: $4
Scoop Handmade Ice Cream makes small-batch premium ice cream and started by selling it by the pint and scoop from food carts at several spots around town. The shop just opened their first location at Bethany Village, 15325 NW Central Dr. Price of a single scoop: $4
What’s the Scoop? Their ice creams and sorbets are handmade and then quick frozen with liquid nitrogen, a process that reduces the size of the ice crystals and makes the confection taste even creamier. What makes it even better is the toasted marshmallow topping. Locations include 3540 N. Williams Ave. and 0664 SW Gaines St. Price of a single scoop: $4.25
Cool Moon Ice Cream is a Pearl District hot spot. They offer 10 tried-and-true flavors as well as 16 rotating varieties. Stop in any day at 1105 N.W. Johnson St. Price of a single scoop: $4
Wiz Bang Bar is a soft serve ice cream haven. As Salt & Straw’s spunky sibling, this shop puts a fresh spin on twirl topped treats with unique flavors and fun toppings. You can find it at the Pine Street Market, 126 SW 2nd Ave. Price of a single scoop: $4.10
Cloud City Ice Cream offers handmade ice cream made with fresh, local ingredients. Location: 4525 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Price of a single-scoop cone: $3.75
Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty has only about a half dozen ice cream flavors but they are all delicious. They sell pizza too, so it’s one-stop dining. Location: 4039 N Mississippi St. Price of a single scoop: $4
Eb & Bean invites soft serve lovers to indulge in the sweeter side of frozen yogurt with an abundance of toppings. I know this isn’t quite ice cream, but it is worth the mention. This froyo shop has two locations, 1425 NE Broadway and 3040 SE Division St. Price of a single scoop (or swirl in this case): $3.95
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