Slideshow: First Look: Salt & Straw, Portland

Brick and Mortar
Brick and Mortar
The new, lasting digs for the former ice cream cart.
Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons
Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons
This is Salt & Straw's top-selling ice cream. The caramel artfully weaves its way into this creamy treat, providing a salty-sweet contrast that will leave you wanting more.
Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Cracked Pepper
Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Cracked Pepper
For this flavor, Salt and Straw uses locally sourced ingredients: strawberries from Oregon Hill Farms, honey balsamic from Honey Ridge Farms, and black pepper from Pohnpei. The sweet-tangy hint of the honey balsamic harmonizes with the subtle bite of the cracked black pepper. Bits of Oregon strawberries add nice textural contrast.
Coffee with Cocoa Nibs
Coffee with Cocoa Nibs
A batch of Coffee with Cocoa Nibs starts with Stumptown single-origin coffees (the particular brew depends on the time of year.) Freshly hand-roasted cocoa nibs from Woodblock Chocolate in Southeast Portland tantalizingly peek through this tan-colored dessert.
Pear with Blue Cheese
Pear with Blue Cheese
This scoop starts with sweet, locally grown Truitt Brothers pears. The aged Rogue Creamery blue cheese is the ideal tangy partner, swooping in without overpowering the other flavors.
Hand Held Pies
Hand Held Pies
If you're looking to go beyond ice cream, check out the hand held pies. Two great choices are Cinnamon-Apple with Whiskey-Ginger Glaze, and Berry Medley and Cream Cheese with Vanilla Bean Glaze. Each pie is incredibly light and flaky.
Five-Spice Cinnamon Latte with Fennel Pollen
Five-Spice Cinnamon Latte with Fennel Pollen
Here, Salt & Straw's bakery and full espresso bar uses house-made syrups and sauces, each featuring local, all-natural ingredients. The Five-Spice Cinnamon Latte with Fennel Pollen is a yin-yang of spice and floral hints.