Renowned for its adventurous food scene, Portland is no stranger to culinary trends. We’ve embraced and indulged in everything from cupcakes to bacon (and maybe even some bacon cupcakes). But 2012 belonged to ice cream, specifically the concoctions dreamed up by Salt & Straw.
The innovative ice creamery has reinvented the scoop, turning out rich, original flavors made with super-fresh, local ingredients. Their holiday lineup includes some surprises (Mulled Wine Sorbet, Figgy Pudding), but we’ve yet to meet a Salt & Straw flavor we didn’t love. And there’s no doubt about entries like Peppermint Cocoa and Bourbon Pecan Pie. (more…)