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Salt & Straw

2035 NE Alberta St. (NE 21st Ave.) Send to Phone
Joyfully inspired ice cream scooped in northeast Portland.
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Salt & Straw Restaurant Review

: The siren smell of homemade waffle cones draws long lines to Salt & Straw's doors, even on cold wet days. The line moves surprisingly quickly, even though the friendly staff will patiently let you taste all of the flavors you're tempted to try. Some of the more eccentric flavors --- pear and blue cheese, minced turkey with stuffing --- definitely require sampling. In the end, one of the more conventional flavors such as Stumptown coffee bourbon, sea salt and caramel, freckled woodblock chocolate, or almond brittle with salted chocolate ganache are guaranteed winners. All the flavors derive their intense tastes from carefully sourced organic ingredients and a custard with a butter fat content even higher than Ben & Jerry's. Indulge anyway. These scoops are totally worth the calories.

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