During the summer,  we seek out ice cream like a moth to a flame. In Oregon, the creamy confectionery is made the old fashioned way—by hand—with ingredients from Oregon’s bounty. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. For a great frozen treat near you, check out these choice spots.

In Portland, Cool Moon Creamery, near Jamison Square in the Pearl District just debuted their Rose Festival flavor, rose in honor of the annual festival but don’t stop here without at least sampling the buttermilk marionberry swirl. Pix Patisserie has two locations on the eastisde with a rotating selection of gourmet ice creams including Pixies and Cream—their homemade Pixie Bar crumbled into pistachio. And true to Portland trend, Scoop Organic Ice Cream is a food cart at Killingsworth and Greeley streets that has Umpqua and Tillamook treats.

You can find a little piece of Italian sweets in Milwaukie and at the Oregon City and Gladstone Farmers Markets at j Gelati. They serve shaved ice, gelato and frozen custard. The Huckleberry Inn in Government Camp is famous for its huckleberry milkshakes that uses berries that were picked just outside the door.

When you’re in Southern Oregon, pop into Mamma Mia’s Gelateria in downtown Jacksonville for homemade gelato. And in nearby Talent, Artik Creamery has handcrafted cold treats made from local organic ingredients. You can find Artik at the farmers markets three times a week. Just down the road in Ashland, visit Mix located on the plaza for homemade gelato and Stumptown coffee.

Editor’s Note: The original story included erroneous information about Scoop Organic Ice Cream and we would like to state that Scoop makes all their own organic ice cream, including flavors such as Avocado, Salted Caramel and Triple Threat Ginger. In addition, they carry vegan ice cream from Coconut Bliss. We regret the error.

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  1. Meg Trendler says…

    Prince Pucklers in Eugene has been putting ice cream smiles on faces since 1975. Located at the SE corner of the UO campus, you’ll know you’re there by the long line snaking out the door. Even Candidate Obama stopped by for a scoop!

    Written on July 8th, 2010 / Flag this Comment
  2. Maria says…

    Definitely need to stop at Aspinwall’s on the Salem-Dallas Highway. They use fresh local berries and make their own waffle cones. Every summer I have at least one waffle cone sundae, which comes on a plate loaded with berries, ice cream, and whipped cream!
    Also try Serendipity in McMinnville. They also make their own cones and my favorite flavor of ice cream is fried ice cream!

    Written on July 8th, 2010 / Flag this Comment
  3. Jennifer says…

    BJ’s Ice Cream has two locations in Florence. They have huge scoops of homemade ice cream with local ingredients like hazelnuts and cherries. My favorite – Bittersweet Nugget.

    Written on July 9th, 2010 / Flag this Comment
  4. Amanda Rhoads says…


    I’m the owner of Scoop Organic Ice Cream located at the North Station Food Cart Pod in North Portland. Thank you for the mention above; I wanted to offer a correction. We make all our own organic ice cream – we do not use Umpqua or Tillamook. The only ice cream we sell that we do not make is vegan (and also organic) Coconut Bliss varieties.

    Current flavors include Salted Caramel, Triple Threat Ginger, and Avocado. Our ice creams use all organic ingredients and are locally sourced when possible. Come try us out!

    Amanda Rhoads
    Scoop Organic Ice Cream

    Written on July 12th, 2010 / Flag this Comment
  5. Mikhael Romain says…

    Dear Amanda,

    Thank you for your response on our “Ice Cream Social” blog post. I am so
    sorry that my original story misrepresented your company. Somewhere along
    the way of sourcing this story I received incorrect information about Scoop,
    and the error was not caught by two-plus rounds of fact checking. I
    sincerely regret the mistake.

    I have since added a correction to the post so readers can now appreciate the uniquely delicious treats you offer. I hope you find the revision is accurate and reflects your business in a good light.

    Thanks again for your response and alerting us to the error.

    All my best,
    Mikhael Romain

    Written on August 2nd, 2010 / Flag this Comment
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