With spring defrosting Portland faster than ever before, Pearl District enthusiasts are bracing themselves for summer heat. Light, colorful wardrobes see daylight. Vacation hours plummet at dizzying rates. Palettes shift from warm and hearty to fresh and crisp. While tastes may vary in dinner and drinks, almost anyone can agree that when it comes to summertime treats, ice cream is (nearly) universally loved by young and old alike.

But where in this foodie haven can you find top-quality ice cream when Salt & Straw’s line circles around the block? Never fear, PearlHelp is here with a spotlight on Pearl District ice cream.


Pearl District Ice Cream Parlors

*Ben & Jerry’s, off NW 10th & Everett, serves nationally recognized brand flavors, promotes community involvement and social causes, and lies in close proximity to many Pearl landmarks, including Powell’s City of Books.

*Cool Moon Ice Cream, off of NW 11th & Johnson, prepares in-house artisan ice cream with sophisticated flavors, including rosewater, black sesame, and birthday cake. Adjacent to scenic Jamison Square, Cool Moon Ice Cream is a great gourmet parlor for a summer snack.

*Morso, off of NW 11th & Couch, doesn’t technically serve ice cream, but rather Italian gelato. Flavors and texture lean toward European presentation, and can be considered a lighter alternative to ice cream.



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