Ben & Jerry's Portland Flavor Revealed

The PDX contender in the ice cream empire's City Churned series combines beer, coffee, shortbread, and caramel. But where's the bacon?

By Allison Jones and Tuck Woodstock August 8, 2013

Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru Haylee Nelson adding a caramel swirl to Portland's flavor.

Portland has spoken, and the quickly-melting results are in: Ben and Jerry’s official Portland flavor was unveiled to Portland Monthly in advance of Saturday's public reveal.

The as-yet-unnamed creation combines quintessentially Portland flavors: an oatmeal stout cold brew ice cream made with Rogue Ale, coffee from Portland Roasting, shortbread pieces, and a caramel swirl. 

This marks the fourth city-specific flavor for the Vermont-based ice cream giant. Our PDX pint will join DC’s Capitol Chill, SF’s San Fran-tastic, and NYC’s Borough Brew. Each flavor features ingredients democratically and digitally selected by the city’s residents and swirled together by the frozen formulators at Ben & Jerry’s.

Want to try it for yourself? The Ben & Jerry’s team will be scooping up free samples on Saturday, August 10 from 2 to 4 pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The flavor will presumably be christened at this event as well—possible names include Keep It Weird, Rose City Royale, and our personal fave, PDXcess.

So, what's the verdict? Does the flavor capture our essential spirit? The absence of bacon could prove a deal-breaker... Give us your take in the comments!

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