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Morgan St Theater and Eater Contributor Byron Beck Team Up for Ice Cream “Seuss-Off”

The event will feature six Seussian flavors inspired by six books read by six Portlanders

Past Morgan St Theater pop-up at Clay Pigeon Winery
Past Morgan St Theater pop-up at Clay Pigeon Winery
Sarah Marguier

Jared Goodman, the man behind Morgan St Theater, the performative pop-up ice cream social, is teaming up with podcaster, man-about-town, and Eater contributor Byron Beck for a Dr. Seuss-inspired night of storytelling and ice cream eating.

MST's "Ice Cream Seuss-Off" goes down on Wednesday, May 25, at NedSpace, the small business incubator located downtown at 727 SW Washington Street. The event, which will be emceed by Beck, starts at 5:30 p.m., although Goodman says there will likely be some mingling before stories are read and desserts are served.

Tickets for the six-course social are $39. Goodman and Beck will donate $9 from each ticket sold to The Dougy Center, Outside In, and Self Enhancement, Inc.

Each of the six books chosen are paired with a series of ice cream flavors, as well as six readers who will compete for the audience's adoration. Whichever reader is deemed bestor most funwill receive what Goodman calls "a silly prize."

Goodman says he's always wanted to do a Seuss event, and has dreamt up six desserts based on six of the doctor's most beloved titles. Prepare to wrap your ears (and mouths) around:

  • Green Eggs and Ham (bacon and egg ice cream, green tomato jam, and biscuit)
  • The Lorax (Trailhead Coffee ice cream, twice-fried plantain, and mole chocolate sauce)
  • Horton Hears a Who (lemon sorbet, rose water, elderflower, and rhubarb)
  • The Sneetches (fresh mint ice cream with raspberry soda)
  • The Cat in the Hat (strawberry sorbet, goat cheese ganache, brown butter crumble, pickled strawberries, and tarragon)
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Thai peanut butter ice cream bon bon, with ginger, chili, coconut, and kaffir lime)

MST's selling tickets online, but you'd best act fast: Seating is limited to just 50 people.

Ned Space

707 SW Washington St, Floor 11, Portland, OR 97205

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