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Big News! Scoop Changes Hands!

12/9/14: Hi everyone! We have a big announcement. From now on, I will be stepping away from the business I founded, and Sean Sitton will be taking the reins. Sean is absolutely committed to the quality of our ice cream above all else. I have no doubt that he will bring a lot of creativity and energy to the business while keeping all our most popular flavors available. You can still find us at SE 50th and Division all winter and several farmers markets next season, and the website will be updated with all the pertinents.

I personally want to thank all of you for all of your support over the past 5 years. I’ve returned to my former profession as a city planner for the City of Portland, which over the past year has led to my time with Scoop being more limited. I’m so grateful another soul has stepped forward to take the reins and make this the business I know it could be. I have truly enjoyed all of the wonderful customers, employees, fellow food cart owners and farmers market vendors that I’ve had the pleasure to get to know and work with. You all have been amazing and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything! I’ll see you at the carts (yes, I will still be a customer).

- Amanda Rhoads

New Growth!

Just as many of your gardens are probably using all of this sun to push up new shoots, Scoop has found new energy in this sunny weather and have lots of new growth to tell you about.

Rose City Food Park: Our biggest news is that our second truck now makes its home at Rose City Food Park on NE Sandy between 52nd and 53rd. We’ve currently got evening hours and all-day weekend hours there, and are happy to join the other great carts in this lovely, neighborhood pod. Also, they have a parking lot! Directly to the west of the pod.

Berry Farm Yogurt in Tigard: We’re finally available in the suburbs! Greg at Berry Farm Yogurt is scooping up a dozen of our delicious flavors now. They are in the Greenway Town Center next to the Subway (and close to where the new Whole Foods is going in)

Good Neighbor Pizzeria: Good Neighbor Pizzeria in the Dekum Triangle is going to have our pints and ice cream bars starting today! Drop by for that delicious combination of pizza + ice cream.

Farmers Markets: It’s market season! You can find us every week at the Hollywood Farmers Market, Buckman Farmers Market and every other week at the Moreland Farmers Market (including May 14, opening day!)

It’s ice cream season – find us at the many locations above as well as our more standard locations that you can read about on the Where to Find Us page. Enjoy the sun! 5/13/14

We’re hiring!

It’s sunny! It’s warm! It’s time to get that food cart open more days! While you’ll definitely see some familiar faces this season, we’ve still got lots of open positions for this summer, including a new Production Manager and Operations Manager. Read all about the available positions on our Jobs page at www.scooppdx.com/jobs. April 7, 2014.

Catering dates are filling up!

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Wow! Every year we get more and more catering requests to scoop up some of our delicious ice cream at weddings, parties, corporate events and more. We already have catering gigs lined up for most July and August weekends!

If you’re thinking about hosting a party and want to add some sweet frozen treats to the menu, fill out the form on our catering page. We’ll work with you to figure out what services will be best for your event, which cart or truck would match your venue, and we’ll come up with an estimate for you within a couple of days. We look forward to chatting with you about your event!                                                              Jan. 7, 2014

Happy Holidays!

11/30/13 – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” We think the holidays are a great time to enjoy ice cream. For one thing, it doesn’t melt on you like in the summer heat. For another, there are so many wonderful flavors to incorporate into new ice cream flavors. We’ll see some old favorites back – Peppermint Stick, Rum Raisin, Cranberry Orange Walnut – as well as some new holiday concoctions involving gingerbread, spiced drinks and more.

You can pick up an ice cream pie for your holiday table through Christmas. Our current flavors are Pumpkin, Caramel Apple and Sweet Potato Pie. Bourbon Buttered Pecan pie will be making an appearance soon.

Also, as you are looking for fun gifts, consider a Community-Supported Ice Cream subscription. Fresh new flavors delivered to your door monthly!

Happy holidays to you all – we hope your month is filled with fun gatherings with family and friends, and made sweeter with some ice cream from Scoop!

Batten Down the Hatches!

9/27/13.  The autumn rains have come sooner than we would have hoped! Due to predicted record-breaking rain and wind this weekend, Scoop will not be attending the Hollywood Farmers Market. The Montavilla Farmers Market has been cancelled due to the weather, as has Sunday Parkways in SW Portland. We are closing our cart for Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29th as well. We WILL be at North Station with Handsome Pizza from 12-8 on Saturday, so catch us there (and take advantage of the indoor seating) if you still have a hankering for ice cream.

When we reopen in SE, you can expect:

  • Brownie a la mode – A warm, house-made brownie with a scoop of ice cream on top. $5.
  • Brownie sundae! A warm, housemade brownie with ice cream and two toppings for $6.
  • Mocha Floats and Hot Chocolate Floats. Hot + Cold = Yum!
  • Our seasonal favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip is back!

And so much more. We can’t wait to see you!

We at Scoop love ice cream.

We live it. We breathe it. We are surrounded by ice cream, and we love it! Here is a taste of some new flavors we’ve created this summer:

  • ¡Churro Sabroso! This cinnamon-y ice cream takes its cues from the classic fried doughnut-like treat popular in Spain and Latin America. While there are not actual doughnut pieces in the ice cream, there are some nice chewy bits which bring out the churro flavor along with a swirl of chocolate syrup, reminiscent of the hot chocolate you might dip your churros into in Spain.
  • Stoller Pinot with Dried Cherries.  We worked with Stoller Family Estate earlier in the year to pair their famous pinot noir with dried cherry chunks to make a smooth ice cream with pops of flavor.
  • Chocolate Rosemary. Either smooth or with lemon-rosemary shortbread cookie chunks, this ice cream is a heavenly marriage of deep, rich chocolate and fragrant fresh rosemary.
  • Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookie. I recently fell in love with these tasty little cookies that are served frozen and with a bite of spice to finish up. We amped it up a bit by surrounding the cookie chunks with spicy chocolate ice cream that soothes and burns a little, all at the same time.
  • Lemon Sorbet. This classic flavor is now for sale, along with a half dozen others, at Local Choice Produce Market in the Pearl. Sweet, tart and refreshing, this sorbet will get you through the hottest of days.

Come visit our cart at SE 50th and Division or our walk-up stand at N Killingsworth and Greeley to try more of our delicious new flavors!

 

Slow season?

Whew! These supposedly “quiet” winter seasons seem to get busier and busier each year! Here’s what we’ve been busy working on this winter:

New ice cream truck to be! 1978 Chevy P10 stepvan

 

We bought a new ice cream truck! Well, it’s not an ice cream truck yet, but will be soon. Ray from Ray’s Custom Services is hard at work turning our new purchase into a great traveling stepvan of sweetness for us. It will be ready later this spring – expect to see it at your local street fairs and events.

We now have espresso at our food cart at SE 50th and Division!

 

We’ve been working hard to bring espresso to our food cart in SE, and we succeeded! For a time. Unfortunately, our used espresso machine has blown up on us and we are on the search for our next coffee-slinging machine. Affogatos will resume shortly.

We received the Most Unique award at NARAL Pro Choice of Oregon's annual Chocolates 4 Choice event for our Chocolate-Rosemary Ice Cream with Lemon-Rosemary Shortbread Cookies.

 

In late January we received the Most Unique award at NARAL Pro Choice of Oregon’s annual Chocolates 4 Choice event for our Chocolate-Rosemary Ice Cream with Lemon-Rosemary Shortbread Cookies. A version of our new favorite flavor is available at our North Station location currently.

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We’re also selling our ice cream bars and pints at the new Local Choice Produce Market at NW8th and Everett in the Pearl District. They are carrying Salted Caramel Stracciatella, Bourbon Buttered Pecan, Peppermint Patty and much more!

 

Otherwise, we’re signing up for farmers markets, fielding ice cream catering requests and taking a fun ice cream-themed trip to San Francisco. We have also been making some fun new flavors, like our recent Stoller Pinot Noir with Dried Cherries flavor that we custom-made for Stoller Family Estates’ Valentine’s Day event. If you’d like to get some of these stellar flavors delivered to your door, visit our Community-Supported Ice Cream page. And come visit us soon! Our current hours are here.

Happy Holidays!

So many delicious seasonal flavors can now be found at our SE location: Peppermint Stick, Egg Nog, Rum Raisin, Cranberry Orange Walnut, and more. Come by to sample the season!

Our newest flavor has nothing to do with wintertime, but is great for the cold weather: Green Curry Coconut. The brainchild of our employee extraordinaire Sarah, this flavor is deliciously creamy, with a finishing burn that warms you right up. It promises to be a new favorite – come taste it today!

Some hours updates: Our partner at Handsome Pizza at North Station has gone on a well-deserved vacation, so our North Station location at Killingsworth is closed until January 15. In SE, we are currently open Thurs-Sat 12-8 and Sun 1-8. Look for changes there soon as we get our espresso/coffee setup going! We’ll be doing some morning hours and cutting out some of the afternoon.

Happy holidays! Let us know if we can spread some holiday cheer your way via our frozen treats this month!

Scoop for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders

We want to make it easy for you to get all the ice cream you need for your holiday table!  Click here to fill out our pre-order form for pints, quarts or even ice cream pies to be delivered to one of our many locations or right to your home in time for next week’s holiday.

We’ve got some of our seasonal favorites – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Orange Walnut, Sweet Potato Pie and more – and some delicious ICE CREAM PIES in both Pumpkin and Egg Nog flavors! Check out our full list on the form itself.

Thanksgiving Hours

North Station: Open through Wednesday, November 21st then closed Thanksgiving til the following Tuesday at noon

Cart in SE: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open regular schedule all other days.