With its national acclaim that rakes in tourists and its eyebrow-raising flavors that irk purists and entice the adventurous, Portland’s ice cream culture is worth the hype year-round. Still, when the sun finally emerges from its months of clouds, Portland‘s scoop wielders laugh in the face of Oregon’s very brief smoldering season, carrying everything from chilly Thai rice ice cream to cool vegan vanilla.
As many ice cream connoisseurs know, great ice cream can be found in the most unexpected places: A grocery store, a pizzeria, a nondescript office building. The ice cream hotspots on this list have one thing in common, however: They all make their own, be it a scoop of pistachio gelato or a swirl of New Zealand soft-serve. Portlanders can find more icy options via the Eater Portland dairy-free frozen treat map, which includes coconut-based ice creams, kulfi, shave ice, and more. Per usual, this map is not ranked; rather, it’s organized geographically.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More