Scoop, There It Is

“Cool kids” ice cream

Make room on your summer adventures for creative, cool ice creameries.

Park & Main

Since Dustin and Maryfrances Wyant opened Park & Main in 2020, it’s been abuzz with business. Serving wood-fired pizzas and other scratch-made dishes, the couple focuses on fresh, local ingredients, equally true for their handmade ice cream. Boozy flavors (must be at least 21) in the middle of wine country make for a sweet diversion from flights of reds and whites. A brand-new ice cream and candy shop (adjacent to the restaurant) is scheduled to open Fourth of July weekend. Beer and Nuts contains a salted mixed nut blend, burnt caramel and Pelican Tsunami Stout.  

211 W. Main St., Carlton

Cloud City

In the fall of 2011, the day before signing the lease and opening Cloud City, owner Bryan Gilbert’s mother died of cancer. The business celebrates her spirit as Bryan regularly attempts to recreate her beloved desserts, such as Bananas Foster (Caramelized Banana) and cheesecake (Roasted Cherry Mascarpone), among many other imaginative concoctions. The shop remains a tribute to her, and the ice cream he creates would make any mother proud. Totes Ma’Goats is chèvre based with swirls of house-made lemon curd.

4525 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland

Prince Puckler’s

Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream has been delighting Eugene customers since 1975, when Jim and Lolly Robertson opened their first shop downtown. Considered by many to be the city’s best ice cream, Puckler’s offers a sundry of flavors via scoops, floats, shakes, as well as yogurt and dairy-free options. Fresh Banana Brownie remains a classic, cool combo worthy of a mouth-watering mention.

1605 E. 19th Ave., Eugene

Cream NorthWest

Owners Michael and Helen Roberts take their ingredients seriously. Inspired by flavors around the world, the couple hopes to capture the essence of their travels in every bite of ice cream, sourcing only the best. Located inside Chapters Books, Cream NorthWest is also mobile with its orange-colored truck ready to make any gathering a cool one. Cold Brew and Caramel features a variety of local coffee roasters and a swirl of caramel made from scratch.

701 E. First St., Newberg

Fifty Licks

Fifty Licks owner Chad Draizin delights in food science, fascinated by the many chemical processes and delicious results. His first passion, craft beer, initially brought him to Portland, but his desire for a great scoop of ice cream and a decent cup of Cuban coffee changed his course. After fixing up a food truck, he started experimenting. His mission: ice cream made from scratch with local ingredients and a luscious, rich texture. Mango Sticky Rice is vegan with Alphonso mango drizzled into a jasmine rice and coconut milk ice cream.

2742 E. Burnside St., Portland
2021 S.E. Clinton St., Portland
1647 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland


Screaming for more?

Addy Mac’s, Bend

Alf’s, McMinnville

BJ’s Ice Cream, Florence

Bontà Gelato, Bend

Charley’s Ice Cream, Baker City

Cool Moon Ice Cream, Portland

Custard King, Astoria

DickieYo’s, Eugene

Dolce Mama’s, Salem

Handel’s, Sherwood

Independent Ice Cream Shop, Independence

Jem 100, Newberg

Jim’s Ice Cream, Hillsboro

K & R Drive Inn, Oakland

Lake Oswego Ice Creamery, Lake Oswego

Mike’s Ice Cream, Hood River

Ruby Jewel, Portland

Salt & Straw, Portland

Serendipity, McMinnville

Slugs ‘N’ Stones, Brookings

Sweet Cream, Medford

Tillamook Creamery, Tillamook

Umpqua Ice Cream, Roseburg

What’s the Scoop?, Portland

Zoey’s, Ashland

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable