I need to be honest… I had every intention of taking a photo of my Salt & Straw ice cream, but once I had a bite I, physically, had no ability to think of anything else besides savoring it…so I left empty handed.
In an attempt to right my wrong and in the name of research, I decided to “take one for the team” and I may or may not have gone back and ordered two more flavors only to succumb to ice cream trance deja vu and leave, once again, with a full belly and an empty camera roll.
Basically, what I’m saying is that these ice cream photos are from Salt & Straw’s website and I’m sorry if you feel betrayed, but i mean….it’s ice cream…that’s a judgement free zone, right?
Salt & Straw was a recommended stop for us by multiple sources and when we got there and saw the menu is what clear why.
It took a lot of will power to resist the Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, but I really wanted to try some of the more unconventional flavors that I can’t get in Minnesota, so I stuck to my plan and loved 2/3 of my choices.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream
Arbequina Olive Oil:
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Arbequina Olive Oil flavor. It’s definitely something I’d suggest everyone try, because it’s such a unique pairing, but I had the child’s sized scoop and that was more than enough.
The ice cream itself is incredibly thick and creamy, almost like you’re eating half & half, but then the olive oil kicks in, which literally tastes oily and like olives.
Aptly named, right?
Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Black Pepper:
The Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Black Pepper was by far my favorite flavor. I was originally hesitant about the black pepper, but the strawberry/honey combo is so delicious that you don’t even notice the pepper. Four stars.
Pear & Blue Cheese:
I am not a fan of blue cheese, but I am a massive fan of pear and ice cream, so I decided to roll the odds and try the Pear & Blue Cheese flavor. The pear was delicious and the blue cheese complimented it superbly.
My only regret at this point was that I wasn’t able to make it back a third time to try the Stumptown Coffee & Burnside Bourbon.
Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Open Daily 11AM-11PM