The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Portland

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Everyone knows Portland does beer, wine, doughnuts, and coffee well. But what about ice cream? It’s a little-known fact that some of the best ice cream in the country resides in PDX. We’ve compiled a list of the top five places to get your scoop on when the sun’s out – all just moments away from our boutique hotel in Portland.

Salt & Straw
No “best ice cream in Portland” list would be complete without Salt & Straw. Since its inception in 2011, there has been a line out the door (it moves fast, we promise!) and for good reason. Salt & Straw offers creamy, inventive deliciousness that draws on local ingredients for flavor inspiration. There are always 17 selections on the menu, including only-in-Portland offerings, Salt & Straw staples, and exciting monthly rotating options.

Ruby Jewel
Although you may want to spend all your time on our rooftop patio in Portland, we promise it’s worth it to take a short break to head to Ruby Jewel, a local staple since 2004. With locations in Downtown, North, and Southeast Portland, you’re never too far away to grab a scoop. Though their rotating 15 handcrafted flavors are great, what Ruby Jewel really excels at is their customizable ice cream sandwich. We’re drooling just thinking about one.

Cloud City Ice CreamI
Is there anything better than a frozen treat between all those Portland summer events? We don’t think so! Make your way to Cloud City Ice Cream for the ultimate Portland ice cream experience this summer. Don’t let its nondescript strip mall location fool you, Cloud City houses some of the most memorable flavors in the city, from Kainos Coffee to Marionberry Crisp.

Fifty Licks
When you think Fifty Licks, think artisan. What began as one man’s love for experimental food science has turned into one of the best ice cream shops in the city. Fifty Licks uses local ingredients and cage-free egg yolks to make their rich, French-style, custard based ice cream. With flavors like Blood Orange Creamsicle and French Toast, we know you’ll love it just as much as we do. 

Cool Moon Ice Cream
Looking for a hidden gem scoop shop to impress all your hip friends? Look no further than Cool Moon Ice Cream. Cool Moon’s 26 rotating flavors are handmade with 100% natural ingredients. The best part? You won’t have to stand in a never-ending line at this intimate ice cream destination like you will at some of Portland’s more well-known shops.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, a stay at our Portland boutique hotel means you’ll be close to the best destinations, restaurants, and things to do in Portland. The team at Hotel Eastlund looks forward to helping you discover our beautiful city.