Portland}Salt & Straw

We love ice cream at our house.  We love it so much we are willing to drive clear across town for it.

Several weeks ago Tessa and I headed over to the NE Alberta area to check out the Alberta Street Fair. We had fun eating our way up and down the street.  One of the places we stopped was Salt & Straw, a brand new ice creamery that had opened up the day before.  There was a line out the door but we soon discovered that it was so worth the wait – in fact I would have waited longer!!  Their motto is Portland’s farm to cone ice cream shop.  This sign tells it all:

They have the most unique selection of flavors I have ever seen.  My favorite, and the one I dream about is Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon – to die for!!  I didn’t get it the first time but Tessa did and I wish I had.  We both got it on our second trip!

They also have flavors such as Lemon Basil Sorbet, Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Cracked Pepper and of course there was Vanilla.  Another favorite of ours was the Cinnamon Snickerdoodle.  The one flavor I couldn’t even imagine was the   Pear with Blue Cheese.  I don’t like blue cheese but I got brave and asked for a taste and it was amazing!  Who would have thought.

Their flavors change seasonally so you can check out their website to see what they are currently offering.  I am hoping that Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon doesn’t go away too soon!

Just so you know, I didn’t have two cones.  I was holding Tessa’s when she took the photo!  But I wished I had had two after I tasted Tessa’s!

Next time you get a craving for some amazing ice cream, head over to Salt & Straw.

Do you have a favorite ice cream shop in the Portland area?


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. marti says

    I read the list of ice cream choices (amazing!) before I read your comments and had decided that Pear with Blue Cheese would be the one I would HAVE to try!
    You are tempting me to come from CA to Portland just to try all of the delicious food… :-)

  2. JenniferB says

    If you haven’t been to Lovely 50 50 you must! Awesome Ice cream and even better pizza! It’s on North Mississippi.

  3. says

    Thanks for the review! I took my daughter to celebrate our first week back at school and we had a lovely time. She got the blue cheese and pear and I tried the salted brittle one. Both delicious! Thanks.


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