Entertaining Guide

4 Super Sweet Local Dessert Experiences for Your Next Shindig

From boozy ice pops to torched-to-order s'mores and cotton candy art, here's who makes the good stuff.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Sweet Spot

Is Portland the Vegan Ice Cream Capital of America?

Portland makes a serious case for #1.

06/25/2019 By Karen Brooks

Cold Fusion

Salt & Straw’s Ice Cream Cookbook Is Anything but Vanilla

Time to dig that dusty ice cream maker out of the basement.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

History

Did You Know Portland Invented the Ice Cream Cone Machine?

The city of Salt & Straw has always had the hots for cool confections.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Insider’s Guide 2019: Tourism

Portland’s Cultural Liaison to Japan Shows Us Her Local Itinerary

Sakiko Setaka gives Japanese visitors a “local experience” of our city. Here's her hit list.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Food

Where Portland's Next Generation Goes to Eat and Play

Move over, millennials. A Generation Z teen gives us her foodie favorites.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Wellness: Couldn't Hurt

Bargain Massages, Therapy Bunnies, and 9 More Ways to Feel Better

Portland serves up a dizzying buffet of options for improving your mind, body, and soul—or at least an hour or two of your day.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Casey Jarman, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Breaking News

Eb & Bean to Open Third Location in Northwest Portland

The fro-yo revolutionary makes its west-side debut with more magic shell, ice cream sandwiches, and plenty of chocolate.

12/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

First Look

Troutdale’s New Sugarpine Drive In Is Ready to Cool You Down

Just watch out for sunny-day traffic at this Sandy River sundae and soft serve shack.

07/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Cowabunga

Country Brunch Brings Bucolic Farm Views, Amped Bloody Marys, and Ice Cream for Breakfast

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of seriously good morning eats, lawn games, and live tunes rolls out July 15.

07/06/2018 By Karen Brooks

Summer Eats: Welcome to the Frozone

14 Mind-Bogglingly Delicious Icy Treats to Devour in Portland Right Now

Beat the heat with Taiwanese snow cream, vegan shakes, boozy pops, and spicy pineapple floats. And much, much more.

06/19/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Scoops in the Sky

Salt & Straw Is Now Available on (Some) Alaska Airlines Flights

Fork over the big bucks for first class, and you’ll get premier, local ice cream at 35,000 feet.

06/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Cow Palace

The New Tillamook Creamery Is a Dairy Lover's Dream Come True

Two floors and 42,000 square feet of ice cream, grilled cheese, movies, interactive milking exhibits, and—of course—heaps of free cheddar samples.

06/13/2018 By Alena Willbur

Summer Eats

Slurp Spicy Dole Whip Floats and Funky Milk Teas at Zero Degrees

This is the quirky California-born Mexican-Asian dessert cafe chain even a Portlander can love.

05/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Salt & Straw Is Going to Disneyland

Portland’s iconic ice creamers will debut a scoop shop at the House of Mouse’s Downtown Disney District in the Disneyland Resort later this year.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

The Vegans Are Coming

Salt & Straw Debuts All-Vegan Ice Cream Menu This January

Happy dairy-free new year to all!

12/28/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Best Restaurants 2017

Here Are Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants of 2017

If you want to understand this city and its food scene, use this list as your guide.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017: Chill Your Coffee

The Affogato Cubano at Fifty Licks Is One Sweet Buzz

Four shots of robust coffee meet homemade ice cream, deliciously.

10/12/2017 By Karen Brooks

Eat This Now

Portland’s Best Shaved Ice Hides in an Unlikely Place

On Saturdays only, downtown’s eccentric Courier Coffee Roasters reveals a secret passion: Japanese shaved ice, hand-cranked and very, very homemade.

08/29/2017 By Karen Brooks

Xurroland

Behold Your Late-Summer Dessert Overlord: 180’s Xurro Ice Cream Sandwich

It tastes exactly as good as you think it does.

08/25/2017 By Kelly Clarke