Salt & Straw, Portland, Oregon
Sure, Portland has one of the country's most innovative food scenes. But keeping up with all those craft-brew-by-way-of-locavore openings can be anything but a vacation. So for your next trip out there, we'd like to direct you to the new Salt & Straw ice cream shop, which dishes out the cold, hard (delicious) facts on Portland's food scene.
Salt & Straw's Brown Ale Bacon ice cream combines local ingredients from craft brewers Laurelwood, artisanal butcher Olympic Provisions, and the dairy Lochmead Farms. A frosty scoop of Pear and Blue Cheese mixes the bounty of Salem orchards with the bite of Rogue Creamery. It's all served up on cones made on a vintage waffle iron in an old-fashioned storefront with benches made from recycled bleachers and tables made from reclaimed barn wood. Sweet licks in cool digs--this is what Portland's made of.
Photo: Courtesy of Dina Avila