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March 27, 2014

Visit Portland: Salt & Straw

Whenever our family travels, we always make sure to indulge at a local ice cream shop. During our recent trip Portland, we stopped at Salt & Straw - twice! The ice cream was that good!

Salt & Straw's handmade ice cream is made with all-natural dairy and local ingredients, as well as some imported ingredients from handpicked farms and producers worldwide.

The result - ice cream so delicious (they use 17% butterfat, for a nice, rich and creamy base) that people from around the world visit to get a taste of their ice cream, sometimes even waiting in very long lines!

The first time we went was on a Friday evening around 6pm. There was no line and we walked right in. The second time we went on a Monday night at about 8pm, and the line was about 30 people deep! We were not about to let a long line discourage us from indulging in some delicious ice cream.

 
Salted Caramel Cupcake

Double Bock Bacon Ale

Chocolate with Gooey Brownies
Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon

On our first visit I had the Salted Caramel Cupcake - a "Blast from the Past" flavor that one of the employees said was the most popular from the "Blast from the Past" list.  It was a bit on the sweeter side because of the cupcake, but it was still very delicious.  My husband chose the Double Bock Bacon Ale, which he enjoyed, but I didn't really care for it since I could taste the beer.  My kids loved the Chocolate with Gooey Brownies (I gave it a taste and it was indeed very yummy!).

On the second visit, my kids got the Chocolate with Gooey Brownies again, and my husband got the Salted Caramel Cupcake.  I got the Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon, which I LOVED!  I'm actually not a very big caramel fan, but after reading about the flavor, and overhearing people in line talk about the flavor, I had to try it.

It was such a magnificent combination of sweet and salty, and it is now my favorite ice cream.  

There are many other different flavors that Salt & Straw offers, but I know I'd just get this flavor again and again.

Don't be discouraged if you see a long line.

The ice cream is totally worth the wait.

Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 208-3867

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