Oregonians love their ice cream. You can find everything from delectable herbal-infused concoctions to ice cream that tastes like your favorite craft beer at Oregon ice cream shops. Following are 10 of the best ice cream shops in the state!
Consistently rated the No. 1 dessert spot in the coastal community of Florence, BJ's features an amazing selection of handmade ice cream. With 50 flavors to choose from, everyone in your group will find something they like. Try the pear ice cream for truly Oregon flavor experience.
You'll find artisan ice cream handmade from locally sourced ingredients at Red Wagon Creamery in Eugene. Unlike most other ice cream shops, Red Wagon pasteurizes its cream on-site for ultimate freshness using only organic, hormone-free dairy products.
If you show up at Ruby Jewel Scoops and can't make up your mind between all the delicious ice cream flavors, they'll give you free tastes until you find the sweet spot you're seeking. Choose from old classics such as strawberry and dark chocolate fudge, or for a really extravagant flavor experience, select one of the house specialties such as honey lavender.
Love craft beer and ice cream equally and can't decide between the two? You're in luck if you're in Bend—Addy Mac's has beer ice cream. Other flavors include an entrancing combination of dark chocolate, molasses, and fresh blueberries, or if you've got a lighter palate, you can enjoy a cool cucumber sour.
Handmade on-site from organic ingredients and sweetened with real sugar cane, you'll enjoy pistachio ice cream with rosewater infusion, Belgian chocolate, and birthday cake ice cream at Cool Moon. They've developed over 200 flavors, with at least 26 of them available at any given time. Always make this a stop during autumn for their pumpkin ice cream.
This well-loved Astoria fast food joint is one of the few places in Oregon still serving old school custard ice cream. Don't miss the vanilla bean ice cream with crushed Butterfinger topping.
Portland's iconic Salt & Straw is where ice cream enthusiasts go when they want something truly sublime. Flavors include Sea salt with caramel ribbons, toasted coconut with candied macadamia, and black olive brittle and goat cheese. this is the place you want to bring that person in your life who claims to not like ice cream and watch them change their mind.
K & R is the perfect spot to sop when the urge for ice cream hits as you're traveling on Oregon's Interstate 5. Family owned since 1970, you'll get the benefit of generations of expertise served up with old fashioned hospitality.
If you like classic 1950s-style atmosphere, you'll love Jem 100. It even has an old-fashioned juke box. The ice cream is pretty terrific, too.
A trip to the Oregon coast isn't complete without stopping at Osburn's for ice cream. Try the Coconut Pecan for a tropical twist, or if you're a fruit fan, ask about their fruit-flavored sorbets. This place is almost always crowded, but you'll find it's well worth the short wait.