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This Summer’s Top Spots for Dairy-Free Frozen Treats

Vegan ice cream, soft serve, popsicles, and shave ice

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Portlanders are happy to indulge in ice cream all year round, but prime ice cream season has finally arrived. Thanks to the many ice cream shops and seasonal pop-ups in town, vegan and lactose-intolerant frozen dessert lovers can have their pick of sweet treats like chickpea ice cream, macadamia soft serve, and fruity popsicles.

While almost every ice cream shop in town offers at least one vegan scoop, this map doesn’t include obvious spots like Salt & Straw and Fifty Licks. There’s no need; Portland has a number of entirely dairy-free brands serving standout frozen treats. Instead, the following locales are either exclusively vegan or those with unique offerings, like ice cream tacos or ube shave ice with coconut foam, to help stay cool all summer long. For dairy ice cream, this map may be a better fit.

As always, the shops on this map are not ranked; rather, they’re 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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ramblin’ Rose

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5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
(971) 930-7670
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Tucked away in Shady Pines, Portland’s only all-vegan food cart pod, Ramblin’ Rose serves coconut-based soft serve from its bright red truck, decked out with colorful stickers and rainbow Beanie Babies. Customers can enjoy classic vanilla and chocolate swirls or floral soda floats topped with vegan lemon curd and a dusting of flowers. Tume’s raw vegan brownies often make an appearance in sundaes finished with a chocolate shell, cardamom sugar, ginger syrup, and flaked coconut.

2. Kulfi

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1477 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

A nostalgic nod to the Indian frozen dessert, Kulfi’s all-natural, fruity popsicles — which include mind-blowing vegan flavors like spicy watermelon, creamy jackfruit coconut lime, and Vietnamese coffee made with beans from Portland Cap Phe — have garnered a massive following around town. Kulfi will soon be opening a shop on Alberta; until then, look out for the bicycle ice cream cart with a rainbow umbrella at farmers markets and events, including Come Thru Market and the Montavilla Farmers Market.

3. Doe Donuts

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4110 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 333-4404
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When Portland favorite Doe Donuts moved to its floral wallpapered Hollywood shop, it added silky soft serve, oat milk ice cream, and charcoal waffle cones to the menu. Playful pink bubblegum, chocolate peanut butter cup, and toasted banana with chocolate hazelnut swirl are currently on rotation. Pints, charcoal waffle cones, and toppings are available for walk-in orders and delivery through DoorDash.

4. Little Chickpea

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1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 719-6384
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This ice cream cafe and scoop shop in the Pearl presses chickpeas to make a chickpea milk base, then uses the leftover chickpea pulp in gluten-free cones and baked goods. Little Chickpea offers its creamy protein- and fiber-packed concoctions like blackberry basil, cherry chai, and Szechuan strawberry in cups and cones out of the shop, while pints are available for delivery through DoorDash.

5. Kate's Ice Cream

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2636 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
(337) 278-6736
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Made with organic coconut cream and cashew milk, Kate’s Ice Cream is as rich and creamy as dairy-based varieties. Count on classics like vanilla and mint chocolate fudge, but where Kate’s shines is in the collaborative seasonal flavors; for example, Kate’s lemon balm hibiscus came drizzled with Hibisbloom’s tart and tangy hibiscus syrup. Scoops and gluten-free waffle cones are available at the hidden courtyard shop on Sandy Fridays through Sundays, while pints can be found at local grocery stores.

6. Be Sweet

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100 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 384-2971
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Brought to you by Aviv, Be Sweet’s rotating ice cream lineup includes distinct flavors — like halvah, pistachio, hatch green chile, and jalapeño pineapple — that are as bold as the restaurant’s savory dishes with Middle Eastern flair. The luxurious coconut-based scoops can be enjoyed at the Pearl and Killingsworth patios after a plated meal on Fridays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pints are available for pickup and delivery through numerous services.

7. Wailua Shave Ice Portland

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1022 W Burnside St unit o
Portland, OR 97209
(808) 652-9394
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Tucked inside Union Way, this Hawaiian-style shave ice shop serves photogenic fluffy ice spheres topped with fresh fruit and haupia (coconut milk) foam. Vegans can have their pick of creations, from the vivid violet ube topped with toasted coconut to the tropical pineapple-meets-strawberry Lava Flow. Order online through the website — just be sure to arrive at Wailua on time so your shave ice isn’t left sitting and melting at the service window.

8. Petunia's Pies & Pastries

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610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 841-5961
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While this whismical pastel-hued cafe is best known for its vegan and gluten-free sweet and savory baked goods, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries also slings house-made coconut-based scoops in classic flavors like vanilla, mint chip, cookie dough, and salted caramel chocolate. The cafe also offers ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies or doughnuts, as well as at-home sundae kits — your choice of ice cream with a dedcadent thin mint brownie and house-made chocolate sauce. Customers can order in-store or online for takeout; select frozen items are available for delivery.

9. Ice Queen

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1223 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

The former Scapegoat Tattoo space in the vegan mini mall on Stark is now home to Ice Queen’s entirely vegan popsicle collection, including an oat milk Mexican horchata, sweet and tangy piña colada, and cookies and cream with whole Oreo-style cookies embedded in the bar. Special flavors — like watermelon sour patch kids and lemon poppy seed muffin — are announced regularly on Instagram.

10. Pinolo Gelato

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3707 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 719-8686
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In addition to Italian gelato, Pinolo on SE Division also offers refreshing, silken sorbettos. Open daily for pickup or walk-ins, the dairy-free flavors rotate with the seasons, and are best enjoyed when two complementary flavors, like mouthwatering Hood strawberry elderflower and refreshing lemon basil, meet in the middle of a cone or cup. Pints and house-made syrups can also be ordered through the website.

11. Eb & Bean

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3040 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 242-8753
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Adorned with colorful decor and friendly polar bear murals, Eb & Bean is a favorite among kids and adults thanks to its creative frozen yogurt flavors — like brown sugar sesame or guava lime — and colorful toppings bar. This vegan-friendly shop always offers four rotating dairy-free flavors, made either with organic almond or coconut milk, along with all-natural toppings like coconut whip, marionberry compote, and magic shells. All three locations are open for walk-up orders through a service window. Pints and bulk toppings are available for online ordering.

12. Virtuous Pie

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1126 SE Division St #200
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 334-2073
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Virtuous Pie may be known for its vegan pizza, but its creamy coconut- and cashew-based ice cream draws just as many customers. The airy, modern industrial cafe on SE Division is not open for dine in, but ice cream lovers can enjoy scoops at outdoor tables or have pints delivered through DoorDash. The restaurant also scoops refreshing blackberry lime sorbet and decadent toasted s’mores for ice cream sandwiches made with gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

13. Sweet Creatures

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2824 SE Gladstone St
Portland, OR 97202

Previously operating out of a colorful stand on Sandy, Sweet Creatures will shift over to pop-ups this summer and soon offer pints at Food Fight. Made of a blend of coconut, oat, and hemp milk, the flavors have names like Total Oblivion and Planetary Destruction and come swirled with gooey marshmallow and chocolate cookie chunks. While Sweet Creatures offers traditional scoops and sandwiches, it’s best known for its over-the-top ice cream tacos — think: birthday cake waffle cone tacos stuffed with cookies and cream ice cream and cheesecake crumbles. The next pop-up will be at Unicorn Bake Shop on June 27.

14. Cloud City Ice Cream

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4525 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

Located in Woodstock, Cloud City always offers a handful of tried-and-true vegan flavors made with a rich coconut milk base — such as dark chocolate, cookies and cream, and turmeric with candied ginger and black pepper — and fruity sorbets like marionberry lime. The neighborhood ice cream shop is open daily for scoops and cones; select pints are available for delivery through Postmates.

1. Ramblin’ Rose

5240 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Tucked away in Shady Pines, Portland’s only all-vegan food cart pod, Ramblin’ Rose serves coconut-based soft serve from its bright red truck, decked out with colorful stickers and rainbow Beanie Babies. Customers can enjoy classic vanilla and chocolate swirls or floral soda floats topped with vegan lemon curd and a dusting of flowers. Tume’s raw vegan brownies often make an appearance in sundaes finished with a chocolate shell, cardamom sugar, ginger syrup, and flaked coconut.

5240 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

2. Kulfi

1477 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

A nostalgic nod to the Indian frozen dessert, Kulfi’s all-natural, fruity popsicles — which include mind-blowing vegan flavors like spicy watermelon, creamy jackfruit coconut lime, and Vietnamese coffee made with beans from Portland Cap Phe — have garnered a massive following around town. Kulfi will soon be opening a shop on Alberta; until then, look out for the bicycle ice cream cart with a rainbow umbrella at farmers markets and events, including Come Thru Market and the Montavilla Farmers Market.

1477 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

3. Doe Donuts

4110 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

When Portland favorite Doe Donuts moved to its floral wallpapered Hollywood shop, it added silky soft serve, oat milk ice cream, and charcoal waffle cones to the menu. Playful pink bubblegum, chocolate peanut butter cup, and toasted banana with chocolate hazelnut swirl are currently on rotation. Pints, charcoal waffle cones, and toppings are available for walk-in orders and delivery through DoorDash.

4110 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

4. Little Chickpea

1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209

This ice cream cafe and scoop shop in the Pearl presses chickpeas to make a chickpea milk base, then uses the leftover chickpea pulp in gluten-free cones and baked goods. Little Chickpea offers its creamy protein- and fiber-packed concoctions like blackberry basil, cherry chai, and Szechuan strawberry in cups and cones out of the shop, while pints are available for delivery through DoorDash.

1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

5. Kate's Ice Cream

2636 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Made with organic coconut cream and cashew milk, Kate’s Ice Cream is as rich and creamy as dairy-based varieties. Count on classics like vanilla and mint chocolate fudge, but where Kate’s shines is in the collaborative seasonal flavors; for example, Kate’s lemon balm hibiscus came drizzled with Hibisbloom’s tart and tangy hibiscus syrup. Scoops and gluten-free waffle cones are available at the hidden courtyard shop on Sandy Fridays through Sundays, while pints can be found at local grocery stores.

2636 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

6. Be Sweet

100 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Brought to you by Aviv, Be Sweet’s rotating ice cream lineup includes distinct flavors — like halvah, pistachio, hatch green chile, and jalapeño pineapple — that are as bold as the restaurant’s savory dishes with Middle Eastern flair. The luxurious coconut-based scoops can be enjoyed at the Pearl and Killingsworth patios after a plated meal on Fridays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pints are available for pickup and delivery through numerous services.

100 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

7. Wailua Shave Ice Portland

1022 W Burnside St unit o, Portland, OR 97209

Tucked inside Union Way, this Hawaiian-style shave ice shop serves photogenic fluffy ice spheres topped with fresh fruit and haupia (coconut milk) foam. Vegans can have their pick of creations, from the vivid violet ube topped with toasted coconut to the tropical pineapple-meets-strawberry Lava Flow. Order online through the website — just be sure to arrive at Wailua on time so your shave ice isn’t left sitting and melting at the service window.

1022 W Burnside St unit o
Portland, OR 97209

8. Petunia's Pies & Pastries

610 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

While this whismical pastel-hued cafe is best known for its vegan and gluten-free sweet and savory baked goods, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries also slings house-made coconut-based scoops in classic flavors like vanilla, mint chip, cookie dough, and salted caramel chocolate. The cafe also offers ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies or doughnuts, as well as at-home sundae kits — your choice of ice cream with a dedcadent thin mint brownie and house-made chocolate sauce. Customers can order in-store or online for takeout; select frozen items are available for delivery.

610 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

9. Ice Queen

1223 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

The former Scapegoat Tattoo space in the vegan mini mall on Stark is now home to Ice Queen’s entirely vegan popsicle collection, including an oat milk Mexican horchata, sweet and tangy piña colada, and cookies and cream with whole Oreo-style cookies embedded in the bar. Special flavors — like watermelon sour patch kids and lemon poppy seed muffin — are announced regularly on Instagram.

1223 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

10. Pinolo Gelato

3707 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

In addition to Italian gelato, Pinolo on SE Division also offers refreshing, silken sorbettos. Open daily for pickup or walk-ins, the dairy-free flavors rotate with the seasons, and are best enjoyed when two complementary flavors, like mouthwatering Hood strawberry elderflower and refreshing lemon basil, meet in the middle of a cone or cup. Pints and house-made syrups can also be ordered through the website.

3707 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

11. Eb & Bean

3040 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Adorned with colorful decor and friendly polar bear murals, Eb & Bean is a favorite among kids and adults thanks to its creative frozen yogurt flavors — like brown sugar sesame or guava lime — and colorful toppings bar. This vegan-friendly shop always offers four rotating dairy-free flavors, made either with organic almond or coconut milk, along with all-natural toppings like coconut whip, marionberry compote, and magic shells. All three locations are open for walk-up orders through a service window. Pints and bulk toppings are available for online ordering.

3040 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

12. Virtuous Pie

1126 SE Division St #200, Portland, OR 97202

Virtuous Pie may be known for its vegan pizza, but its creamy coconut- and cashew-based ice cream draws just as many customers. The airy, modern industrial cafe on SE Division is not open for dine in, but ice cream lovers can enjoy scoops at outdoor tables or have pints delivered through DoorDash. The restaurant also scoops refreshing blackberry lime sorbet and decadent toasted s’mores for ice cream sandwiches made with gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

1126 SE Division St #200
Portland, OR 97202

13. Sweet Creatures

2824 SE Gladstone St, Portland, OR 97202

Previously operating out of a colorful stand on Sandy, Sweet Creatures will shift over to pop-ups this summer and soon offer pints at Food Fight. Made of a blend of coconut, oat, and hemp milk, the flavors have names like Total Oblivion and Planetary Destruction and come swirled with gooey marshmallow and chocolate cookie chunks. While Sweet Creatures offers traditional scoops and sandwiches, it’s best known for its over-the-top ice cream tacos — think: birthday cake waffle cone tacos stuffed with cookies and cream ice cream and cheesecake crumbles. The next pop-up will be at Unicorn Bake Shop on June 27.

2824 SE Gladstone St
Portland, OR 97202

14. Cloud City Ice Cream

4525 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

Located in Woodstock, Cloud City always offers a handful of tried-and-true vegan flavors made with a rich coconut milk base — such as dark chocolate, cookies and cream, and turmeric with candied ginger and black pepper — and fruity sorbets like marionberry lime. The neighborhood ice cream shop is open daily for scoops and cones; select pints are available for delivery through Postmates.

4525 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

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