Our #UberIceCream Odyssey: A Photo Essay


Food & Drink
When Uber said it would bring us ice cream at the office, we said okay, sure we'll try that. The email, which arrived to on Tuesday, made the rest of the week look downright manageable. So, we waited.At 11 am, as the email suggested, we logged on to Uber. For a second, nothing showed up and then, poof! Ice cream became an option!The first hurdle was hurdled but alas, ice cream was not yet within our ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Salt & Straw's New Street-Food-Based Ice Creams

Food Reviews & Stories
On paper, it looks wonderful. Ice-cream collaborations from some of our favorite food carts—Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Wolf and Bear’s, Viking Soul Food—available all June as seasonal flavors. Thing   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Haute-N-Ready: Brrr-ito!

An ice cream cone by any other name would still taste as sweet


Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Yesterday was a very special 4/20 for me. Not because the marijuana enthusiasts I know got slightly higher than usual. Nor did it involve any celebration of the soon-to-be-legal drug. (As a winner, I do not do drugs.) No, it was special because ...   More
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

New Crop, New Cream

Checking in on Portland’s post-Salt & Straw ice cream and froyo parlors.

Food Reviews & Stories
Salt & Straw changed everything. Before that “farm to cone” product hit the streets, ice cream wasn’t trendy. Gelato, maybe, for people into futbol and Vespas. But, in 2011, longtime   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 WW Staff

Our Favorite Marionberry Foods In and Around Portland

Mari me.

Food Reviews & Stories
Marionberry pancakes Hawthorne Street Cafe, 3354 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-8286. Begin the day at the cheerily domestic Hawthorne Street Cafe, which serves stolidly thick and hearty wheat cakes—   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Vermont Phish Food: Like a Boardroom Ponytail For Your Mouth

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with Vermont’s two most famous things in one smooth, lickable package


Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream from Vermont, which joined the union on March 4, 1791.The state: ...   More
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 29

The Hazel Room

scoops out for summer logo

Food & Drink
Day 29 of our 31-day ice cream binge, Scoops' out for Summer, we get nostalgic at a newish Hawthorne cafe.The Hazel Room3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 756-7125, thehazelroom.com.Price per scoop: $2Most popular flavor: The cast rotates at whim. Flavors have included strawberry-balsalmic and Mmtcha green tea. The person in front of me: An oddly frantic, very bald man angrily shaking his phone as if it were ...   More
Sunday, July 29, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Planned Parenthood Ice Cream Benefit Brings Threats to Local Ice Cream Shop

What's The Scoop? does Planned Parenthood flavor as a fundraiser, catches eye of anti-abortion blog.


Food & Drink
What's the Scoop? ice cream has been deluged with "threatening" phone calls and messages after a fundraiser for the reproductive health organization Planned Parenthood."Some of them have been scary," says owner Jodie Ostrovsky. "We’ve gotten quite a number of phone calls, a lot of Facebook stuff—we’ve gotten comments through the form on our web page. Some of them are bizarre and ...   More
Friday, July 18, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cheap Eats 2014: Sweets & Treats

Cheap Eats
The Sugar Cube 3039 NE Alberta St., 971-202-7135, thesugarcubepdx.com. Morning and afternoon Wednesday-Sunday.  On the blackboard behind the glass counter at her bakery on Northeast Alberta   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

Market Guide 2013: Sweets

Portland’s finest junk food.

Market Guide 2013
CHOCOLATE Alma Chocolate 140 NE 28th Ave., 517-0262, almachocolate.com.  Nestled between well-known eateries along bustling Northeast 28th Avenue, this charming little chocolatier’s boutiq   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Staff


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