Salt & Straw (cart)


Co-owner Kim Malek and Head Churner Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw - Portland, OR

Corner of Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Mon-Sun 1pm-10pm

Salt & Straw’s name is a nod to the historic method of hand churning ice cream, but head churner and Portland newcomer Tyler Malek’s approach to flavor development is anything but old-fashioned—sure he uses local beer, fruit, and salumi in the process. But Malek, who runs the cart with his cousin Kim, puts out some of the most inventive flavors we’ve come across—like a play on melon and prosciutto made with Oregon melons and Olympic Provisions’ coppa, or a sea salt ice cream with caramel ribbons topped with funky black garlic. The cart is appealingly retro-looking, but they have young blood behind the operation and a line around the block.  A storefront is in the works for later in 2011!

Recommended Dishes:
  • Oregon Melon and Olympic Provisions Coppa Ice Cream
  • Olympic Provisions Candied Bacon with Laurelwood Hooligan Brown Ale Ice Cream
  • Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbons, Whipped Cream, and Black Garlic

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