Ice Cream Social
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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