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The Ice Creamist

  • The Universe IV – Part II

    The life span of ice cream is generally 8 to 11 months in a home freezer on Earth, depending on the temperature fluctuations that regularly occur as it is taken in and out of its natural habitat. Under these conditions, the ice cream melts and freezes and melts and refreezes, causing ice crystals to grow and spread, causing an unsatisfying cold burning effect on the tongue and breathe if you were to eat it.  

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  • The Universe IV - Part I

    For the last four years, our very own Rudy Speerschneider, Ice Cream Maker Extraordinaire and amazing artist, has created a very special ice cream flavor for us called The Universe....

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  • Fruitcake and 1,000 Bikes

    Each year our Congressman from Oregon, Earl Blumenauer, personally bakes hundreds of fruitcakes for the holiday season and hand delivers them to friends and associates throughout Portland. They call the...

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  • Urban Gleaners

    We are so proud to be partnering with Urban Gleaners this holiday season. When you buy a pint of our Thanksgiving flavors, we'll donate one to their Food to Schools...

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  • Trick or Treat: Our October Spooktacular Menu!

    October is here, Fall is here, short days, good tv, basketball practice, wool blankets, blood moons... Happy Halloween boys and ghouls! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have...

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  • Ride Connection

    We’ve been celebrating the opening of TriMet’s new Orange Line all month long with a special flavor in our Portland scoop shops dedicated to the Orange Line called Bitter Orange...

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  • Thank You Tribe Salt & Straw

    Last week we were named as one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces. It’s our second year on this list and it’s one of our biggest honors because it’s based on...

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  • Thyme Based Ice Cream in Twenty Layers in Honor of PICA’s Twentieth Anniversary

    For ten days in September, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) sets the stage for visual artists and performers from all around the world to present their newest works,...

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  • Catch the Orange!

    [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://saltandstraw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SaltStraw-30sec-v2.mp4"][/video] Our generation’s mark on the Portland bridge infatuation. The Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, takes Bridgetown’s total count of river spanning structures to twelve! And this one...

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  • What Does Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G-major Taste Like?

    Thomas Lauderdale first invited me to the Oregon Symphony in the mid-nineties. Watching him play the piano with the entire Symphony on stage is transfixing. My love for their music...

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  • Thank You Portland, Opportunities To Join Us In Our Next Chapter

    Four years and three months ago, my cousin Tyler and I rolled our little ice cream push cart onto the patio in front of Portland’s Aviary restaurant and Barista coffee...

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  • National Ice Cream Day: Serving scoops for local charities

    Sunday, July 19th is National Ice Cream Day and this year there are two more reasons to join in the festivities. Our new July “Berries, Berries, Berries” menu is now...

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