Portland Style: Barbershop and Ice Cream Parlor

Raspberry Cucumber sorbet and Salted Caramel
Raspberry Cucumber sorbet and Salted Caramel from Portland’s Salt & Straw

Last September my husband and I ended up in Portland to renew our Indian visas and go back to live in India. Almost a year later now (can’t believe how fast the year went!), we stayed in Oregon. Currently we live about 35 miles from Portland but I have gotten to know Portland a bit and I can confidently say that Portland is my favorite US city.

I think Portland’s amazingness has been kept a secret for many years and it is starting to come out.

Two of the many things Portland does right is ice cream shops and barbershops. We hit both on a summer Saturday in SE Division St right before our trip to The Dalles

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Rooks Traditional barbershop offers classic men’s haircutting and styling services, as well as hot towel straight razor shaves, buzz cuts and kid’s cuts.

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All services include a complimentary shot, craft beer, or soda and hot towel neck shave.

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Just a couple blocks down is Salt & Straw, Portland’s farm-to-cone ice cream shop which has been getting notable press nationwide. My first time at the NW location I wasn’t too impressed with my flavor but after coming back two more times including the SE location, I was definitely happy.

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I ordered cucumber raspberry sorbet and hubby got salted caramel. Both were absolutely delicious.

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We also got a couple lavender macarons to go with our ice creams.

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Division St is full of amazing local businesses.

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We walked by the Townshend’s Tea House. A place I would love to come try, maybe when hubby gets another haircut.

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And Coffee Division, a humble coffee shop serving great coffee.

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This is where I waited with a macchiato while hubby tried the barbershop for the first time.

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Info:

Salt & Straw 

Locations: 

Scoop shop at 3345 SE Division St Portland, OR | Open 11am-11pm daily | (503)208-2054

Scoop shop at 2035 NE Alberta St Portland, OR | Open 11am-11pm daily | (503)208-3867

Scoop shop & bakery at 838 NW 23rd Ave Portland, OR | Open 10am-11pm daily | (971)271-8168

Rooks Traditional

Locations:

3580 SE Division St Portland, OR  | Open daily 10-6 | (503) 432-8569

2935 NE Broadway St Portland, OR | Open daily 9-7 | (503) 287-3399

-cash only- (ATM available at both locations)

 

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6 thoughts on “Portland Style: Barbershop and Ice Cream Parlor

  1. What a nice post! I loved this idea of getting drinks with the service at the barbershop hahaha…if my hubby had hair he would love this service 😀 and cucumber ice cream? wow!! I loved your pictures, amazing as always! Portland seems a really nice city, Ive never been there!

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