Teaming up with the Port of Portland, iconic local ice cream maker Salt & Straw is releasing a special flavor for Feast: The PDX Rainwater and Spruce Tips ice cream will be available in a pre-packed, single cup at all of Salt & Straw’s Portland locations, as well as at Tender Loving Empire and The Country Cat at the Portland International Airport, from September 13 to 17.
Only like free things? Salt & Straw is giving away samples at its airport pop-up, held at PDX on September 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The ice cream is inspired by the experience of flying into Portland — something that’s changed dramatically since the Eagle Creek fire — but Salt & Straw says recent events won’t change how it tastes:
Feast Portland is landing next week, and while our hearts are broken over the loss of Oregon's treasured forests, trails, and natural landmarks, we are paying tribute to the trees that still surround us with our collaborative flavor inspired by the Portland International Airport. This flavor is our interpretation of that epic feeling of flying into our beloved Portland airport on a less smoky day — being swarmed by the misty rain as Mt. Hood comes into view, soaking up a deep breath of spruce-laced Pacific Northwest air, being chilled to your bones, and loving every moment of it.
To make it, Salt & Straw simmered Doug Fir tea and spruce needles in actual Oregon rain water, with a touch of Oregon ocean water in the form of Jacobsen Salt. The last key ingredient is hazelnut bark featuring local Cocanu chocolate.
- Salt & Straw [Official]