Food News

The New Afuri, Holy Trinity Meets Culmination Brewing, and Nodoguro Owners' Pop-Up

Another Afuri Ramen location opens, Holy Trinity Barbecue meets Culmination Brewing, Nodoguro owners launch a pop-up, and more!

05/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

A Secret Well Fuels Wondrous Japanese Shaved Ice at Portland’s Soen

Step inside downtown DIY gem Courier Coffee to find the city's best kakigori.

05/19/2022 By Karen Brooks

Ice Cream

Kate’s Ice Cream Offers Pastel-Hued, Plant-Based Desserts Everyone Can Enjoy

Pistachio to cotton candy ice cream, cookies to brownies—it’s all plant-based and gluten-free for this Portland brand and its new shop on N Mississippi.

04/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Presidential Plans

What Should President Biden Do on His Portland Trip?

We’ve put together an itinerary for no. 46, who will be in town Thursday to discuss infrastructure and, presumably, eat a LOT of ice cream.

04/18/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Food News

Kulfi Opens its Long-Awaited Ice Cream Shop April 30

Visit the Portland brick-and-mortar for ice pops in flavors including mango lassi, rosewater, and Vietnamese coffee—plus treats like floats, chai, and falooda.

04/18/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Gorge Guide

Check Out the Closest Attractions in the Columbia River Gorge

Zip lines and treehouse suites at Skamania Lodge, classic soft serve in Cascade Locks, and hiking trails and waterfalls galore!

03/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Food Events

Chef Carlo Lamagna Comes to República for a One-Day Collab

Plus, our picks for Halloween food and drink events

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

A Northeast Portland Ice Cream Dream Will Come True, New Zealand Style

Grant High alum Nico Vergara will open his New Zealand–style real fruit ice cream shop in November.

09/17/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Italian Cuisine

Pinolo Gelato Pays Homage to Oregon Farms and Italian Cuisine

Gelato maker Sandro Paolini uses his background in agriculture to craft gelato that’s equal parts Portland and Pisa.

07/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Move Over, Peanuts. Meet Canard's Dairy Queen-Inspired Pine Nut Buster Parfait

Chef Taylor Daugherty goes all in on pine nuts to create the great new Portland sundae.

06/10/2021 By Karen Brooks

Dessert

Cool Off with These Icy Treats Now

Some of Portland’s best ice creams and frozen pops are hiding in chocolate shops, pizza parlors & pop-ups. Here are some to seek out.

05/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coming Attraction

Nico’s Ice Cream Blends Up New Zealand-Style Real Fruit Ice Cream

Nico Vergara, a former manager at Zeds Ice Cream, is going solo—with fun collaborations with local businesses and nonprofits.

05/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Tomato Pie from Gracie’s Apizza

A reminder that pizza doesn’t need a blanket of cheese to be great (though we love cheese blankets, too).

01/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

How This New Zealand-Style Ice Cream Truck Is Braving the Winter Cold

Zeds will continue serving made-to-order real fruit ice cream, while offering surprises here and there to keep things fresh.

10/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Brain Freeze

The 6 Best Icy Treats Right Now

Keep the spirit of summer going with shave ice, snowballs, bingsu, and chamoyadas.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ice Cream

Salt & Straw’s New Camping-Inspired Flavors Drop Today

From salted hazelnut s’mores to cast-iron corn bread with huckleberry jam, this isn’t your average freeze-dried camping food.

08/14/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

The Little Joys of Summer

Here's What You Need Right Now to Party at a Distance

Celebrate local eateries and drink makers with your own backyard feast of homey takeout, icy drinks, and vividly flavored market finds.

08/01/2020 By Kelly Clarke

Ice Cream Nation

Fifty Licks Is Coming to Slabtown

The famed scoop shop is set to open its third location in April, and we’re all screaming.

02/21/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Food News

Salt & Straw Is Taking Its Talents to Miami

With 19 locations on the West Coast, Portland’s artisan ice cream company is making a big play across the country.

10/02/2019 By Karen Brooks

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