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Beat the Heat with These Sweet Treats
July is National Ice Cream Month and with warm weather and sunshine in the forecast, it is the perfect way to stay cool this summer. The creativity of Portlanders can be seen in everything we do, and our local ice cream shops are no exception. Local favorites like Salt & Straw have gained notoriety beyond our City, but there are a lot of other purveyors of frozen treats that deserve a visit. Check out our recommendations below and map a spot to visit on the next hot day!
- 82nd Avenue: Looking for a new way to eat your ice cream? Mojo Crepes is known for their Japanese crepes served with ice cream plus Asian fusion hot dogs and Taiwanese bubble tea.
- Alberta: Angel’s Donuts and Ice Cream is a family-run shop that focuses on classic flavors of frozen and fried desserts.
- Beaumont: Have you ever had New Zealand-style ice cream? Nico’s blends fresh Willamette Valley fruit with Oregon-made vanilla ice cream for a smooth treat!
- Central Eastside: Ice Queen is the first plant-based popsicle shop in the world and was born out of the desire to share healthy and delicious goodies while simultaneously introducing people to more sustainable options.
- Foster: You may know them for their Boba Tea, but have you had the egg waffle at Tea & Tea? It goes great with a scoop of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla ice cream.
- Gateway: Think outside the scoop! In addition to an extensive menu of fresh sushi, Fujiyama Sushi Bar also offers delicious mochi and deep-fried ice cream. Chef Timmy and his staff are warm and welcoming.
- Hawthorne: Opened in 2015, Daily Hill Ice Cream is an authentic, traditional ice cream shop that is locally owned and locally focused.
- Lloyd: Eb & Bean makes organic dairy and plant-based frozen yogurt with creative toppings and craveable sauces. Their flavors are inspired by the seasons and rotate frequently.
- Midway: EZ Freezy Frozen Yogurt is a family-owned company that has been serving froyo fans since 2012. They have a toppings bar which is very much a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience!
- Multnomah Village: Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge offers a huge variety of froyo flavors and a fun, welcoming space to enjoy your scoop with friends. The Village Ice Cream Factory is the place to go for small-batch, handmade, super-premium ice cream. They also offer sorbets, sherbets, milkshakes, malts, and other handmade treats.
- Pearl District: Little Chickpea breaks the mold by being based entirely on the non-dairy, gluten-free, non-GMO, sustainably produced, environmentally-friendly chickpea. Cool Moon Ice Cream is a coffee bar and parlor featuring traditional and unique ice cream flavors made in small batches.
- St. Johns: Rockabilly Cafe is a great place to get a burger and fries, but they also serve both dairy and vegan milkshakes and malts using an original milkshake machine from the 50’s!
- Williams District: What’s the Scoop? is a small batch ice cream shop featuring premium ice creams and sorbets made from scratch. If you want to keep cool with a yummy iced drink head to Ding Tea, where your choices of flavors are endless!