Here’s the scoop on 10 great ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day and July Ice Cream Month! Today we’re unveiling the first stops on the new Oregon Ice Cream Trail.
These are 10 quintessential destinations for acquiring frozen happiness (aka ice cream) by the cone or cup. As it stands, the trail includes:
Cloud City Ice Cream
4525 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland cloudcityicecream.com
Flavors based on family recipes, made on the premise that ice cream makes an ordinary day into something special.
2021 SE Clinton Street #101, Portland fifty-licks.com
You may have seen the truck around town. The owner loves food science and making ice cream from scratch with local ingredients.
Ruby Jewel Mississippi Scoop Shop
3713 N Mississippi Ave, Portland rubyjewel.com
Known for distinctly original, artisanal ice cream sandwiches, since 2004. This location was their first shop, which opened in 2010.
Salt & Straw
2035 NE Alberta St., Portland saltandstraw.com
Characterized by inventive flavors, this small batch shop began in 2011 as a food cart not far from this first brick and mortar location.
K & R Drive Inn
201 John Long Rd, Oakland krdriveinn.com
Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream www.princepucklers.com
1605 E 19th Ave, Eugene
With more than 40 flavors, this gourmet ice cream has been made with quality local ingredients since 1975.
502 NE Third Street, McMinnville serendipityicecream.com
This shop gives job experience and training for adults with developmental disabilities, in addition to great ice cream and a player piano.
57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver goodyschocolates.com
The ice cream counter at this store continues to be a visitors’ favorite during busy vacation times and a locals tradition year round.
1053 NW 6th St., Redmond
Originally Peden’s Ice Cream back in the 60s, Sno Cap is an institution and a locals favorite serving Eberhard’s Ice Cream.
4165 Highway 101 North, Tillamook tillamook.com
With more than 1.3 million guests annually, this is consistently one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, and many go straight for the ice cream.
And as a bonus seasonal favorite, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include the Oregon Dairy Women’s Red Barn at the Oregon State Fair in Salem (open August 23 to September 2).
Who did we miss?
Knowing everybody has their own favorite shops, brands and flavors, we’re crowdsourcing this trail to include additional stops. For the rest of the month, we welcome your votes and comments on this website and our social media accounts with the hashtag #OregonIceCreamTrail. See the bottom of this story for a ballot with the list of candidates.
“Oregon is already well-known for wines, microbrews and gourmet doughnuts, but we think it’s high time that Oregon is put on the map for its great ice cream,” said Josh Thomas, Senior Director of Communications for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. “This trail will showcase some of the best ice cream you’ll find anywhere in the world.”
As you conduct “research” at stops along the trail, don’t forget to post your photos and videos on social media using #OregonIceCreamTrail.
Cast Your Vote Here!
Here’s a list of additional candidates for the trail. Check the boxes below of stores you think should be included, and if they get enough popular support, we’ll add them to the trail. Additionally, if you don’t see your favorite on this list, name the store and location in the other box.