There’s no denying it: Portland is a foodie city. And Portland’s fashionable West End is filled with delicious eats and treats. One of the finest dessert purveyors, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, scoops up scrumptious cones, bowls, sundaes and even sandwiches made from the highest quality handmade ice cream and cookies. The open storefront location in the West End is perfect for the warmer weather, and now their delicious treats can also be enjoyed around Portland, the Northwest, and beyond!
Here’s the scoop:
Ruby Jewel began operating in 2004, serving treats out of coolers at Portland Farmers Markets. Now they are a Portland favorite, have three Portland locations and received national attention from the Food Network and Oprah Magazine (and you know if Oprah loves it…).
Classic flavors include Oregon Mint Flake, Double Chocolate, Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Vanilla Bean, Caramel with Salted Chocolate (salt in desserts is a massive treat trend in the Pacific Northwest right now), Oregon Strawberry and Nossa Familia (a local coffee roaster) Espresso.
“Get 'Em While You Can” flavors listed this March included Seely’s Peppermint Patty, Peanut Butter Dream, Irish Cream and Candied Coconut. “Cow Free” flavors are Strawberry Basil and Mai Tai.
Sundaes (like the one shown here) include one scoop flavor and three toppings. I tried Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream with Marshmallow Fluff, Strawberry Sauce and Pound Cake Croutons.
Dig into sandwich flavors like Lemon Cookie with Lavender Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Cookie with Fresh Mint Ice Cream, Double Chocolate Cookie with Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Chocolate Cookie with Salted Caramel Ice Cream and “The Chub” (a chocolate chip cookie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Or ask them to create your own variation!
Sandwiches are available at hundreds of stores in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Texas. Portland grocers to sell them include Fred Meyer, New Seasons and Whole Foods.
Ruby Jewel proudly sources from at least two dozen local suppliers.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 12 noon – 10:00 pm and Friday - Saturday 12 noon – 11:00 pm
West End Scoops: 428 S.W. 12th Avenue
Mississippi Ave. Scoops: 3713 N. Mississippi Avenue
SE Hawthorne Scoops: 4703 SE Hawthorne