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Portland, The Mighty Gastropolis: An Edible Tour of Portland with Authors Karen Brooks and Teri Gelber

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Salt & Straw is an ice cream shop located in the food-centric Alberta neighborhood. Every month, owners Kim and Tyler Malek invite a rotating cast of local chefs and artisans to collaborate on new flavors. (Greg Denton, of Ox, once made a foie gras and s’mores flavor.) The week I visited Portland, five local chocolatiers had created five new chocolate ice cream flavors. There was bean-to-bar chocolate chip, chocolate mole and black pepper and chevre ganache to name a few. Like terroir in wine, Brooks says you can find the flavors of Portland in the ice cream cones at Salt & Straw.

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