So Salt & Straw is this exceedingly popular icecream place in Portland, well theres actually 3 of them and one pushcart around Portland. But the one I went to is on NW 23rd in the Alphabet District.
Its always got a huge huge line out the door, so when I was walking by and the line actually didn’t leave the door, I decided it was time to see how really good it actually was.
The service was great, there are lots of people working and one employee will come up and ask you which flavors you’d like to try. I’m assuming they give lots of samples because their menu is so weird and unique and kinda pricey that it would scare you to spend a bunch of money on something you very possibly could not like.
When my samples came they were quite nice sized. I tried almond brittle with salted ganache, arbequina olive oil, and strawberry balsamic with black pepper and my friend got the sea salt with caramel ribbons, pear with blue cheese, and something else I can’t remember which I got to try too. and they were all so goo!
I ended up ordering the olive oil and strawberry balsamic (oil and vinegar), and was informed that not only was this a popular combination but that the olive oil was actually Oprah’s favorite.
While the price seemed a little high at first, the ice cream was sooo rich and creamy that it was definitely worth it because it filled you up so fast.
Really, you should try it, even if theres a long line, because you will never find such unique flavors anywhere else, and even the weirder ones taste unbelievably good. so don’t be scared away.
If you can read the menu in the photo below, you should. the flavors are so fun.