Portland Flavors - Late Summer Harvest

Oregon Peaches w/ Toasted Walnuts

This is made with freshly pureed peaches from Baird Family Orchards in Dayton, OR. We love these peaches because the Baird family has been a staple at all of our favorite farmers markets around Portland and serves the best peaches we have ever eaten! To round out this peach flavor, we’ve also added a bit of fruit liqueur from Portland’s Stone Barn Distillery and toasted walnuts.

Apricots & Citra Hops

Grown along the Columbia River by Maryhill Orchards, these apricots are, arguably, the best in the country. Columbia Valley Citra hops add a fruity bitterness to both help balance and highlight the sweetness of the plump, late season apricots.

Plum Sangria Sorbet

Inspired by the never-ending summer we’ve been graced with in Portland, this sorbet is dense with Oregon Rosé wine and plums. The plums were brought to us fresh from Zenger Farms. We love Zenger because they are a non-profit farm located here in urban Portland. All the sales from their fruits and veggies go straight back into the community to support the education of healthy eating and urban farming.

Oregon Rocky Road

As we start making our way into hazelnut harvest season, at Salt & Straw we wanted take a crack at making our very own “Rocky Road” ice cream using some of Oregon’s best ingredients. This flavor combines candied hazelnuts from Freddy Guys in the Willamette Valley, honey marshmallows from Portland’s Bee Local, and a luscious chocolate-y ice cream using Portland’s Holy Kakow cocoa.

Summer Sweet Corn Buttermilk

Refreshing, dense with flavor, and incredibly yummy! This is first of the season summer corn from Bill Case Farms in Albany, OR. The corn is carefully juiced and churned with buttermilk instead of cream. We think this combination is clean and highlights fresh Oregon corn at its best.

L.A. Flavors - Early Autumn Harvest

California Peaches with Lemon Crumble

Based on one of our favorite family recipes for peach cobbler, the peaches are from Burkart Organic Farms in Dinuba, CA and are a ridiculously delicious combination when paired with the brown sugar, lemon-infused cobbler crumble and vanilla ice cream.

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

An indulgently frozen take on an apple fritter. The star of the show here are fresh donuts from our new friends at Sidecar Donuts who will be opening their first shop in Santa Monica this fall! We’ve paired these donuts with a housemade apple pie filling using organic diced apples and lots of Red Ape cinnamon, an Oregon company who donates part of their proceeds to save the orangutans in Sumatra where this cinnamon is harvested.

Chocolate Almond & Caramel Cheesecake

First of the season sweet almonds from Kern County! This ice cream flavor is a careful blend of fresh made almond paste and chocolate-y goodness. In our kitchen, we make caramel cheesecake that fits perfectly with the almonds and chocolate because it is a bit tart and perfectly bitter.

Summer Sweet Corn Buttermilk

Refreshing, dense with flavor, and incredibly yummy! The corn is carefully juiced and churned with buttermilk instead of cream. We think this combination is clean and highlights fresh California corn at its best.

GRAND POPPY Sherbet

This California-inspired poppy aperitif is a culinary treat. GRAND POPPY is distilled by Greenbar Distillery in downtown LA using the best citrus, aromatic herbs, coastal berries, and organic poppy flowers Southern California has to offer. We especially love these guys because Greenbar plants a tree for every bottle sold! Our sherbet recipe takes this amazing distilled delicacy and perfectly highlights it in frozen form.