Who we are.
What’s the Scoop? is a small batch ice cream shop featuring ice cream and sorbets made from scratch and frozen with liquid nitrogen, a process which allows our ice cream to be frozen much faster than with a traditional ice cream machine. The shorter freezing time translates into much smaller ice crystals and an extraordinary creaminess.
In direct contrast to the ultra-fast freezing method, What’s the Scoop? methodically works with each ingredient, slowly infusing the cream with real ingredients such as roasted nuts and coffee, and hand-crafting our signature fortune cookie cones, toffees, nut brittles, candied fruits and sauces. Flavors such as Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Peanut Butter Curry and Bourbon Toffee compliment classic flavors like a deep, dark Chocolate; a custom blended Vanilla, featuring four different vanillas; and a very minty Mint Chunk. Our ice cream is all natural and hormone free and we focus on the best quality of ingredients, using local sources who use sustainable processes whenever possible.
We use sustainable business practices.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word sustainable as: “relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged”.
For us this means we run our business with an eye towards how we impact every aspect of our environment. We look at everything from ensuring the transportation of our ingredients has as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, to choosing compostable containers and utensils for the enjoyment of our ice cream. Most importantly, we pay our employees, our most valuable resource, a living wage.
A Portion of our profits go back to the community.
We fully believe doing “good” will help us do well. We call this idea the “Virtuous Scoop.” The better the ice cream, the more we sell. The more we sell, the more we are able to give back to our community, and the more we give back, the stronger the community of suppliers and customers who support us. Our customers and our vendors are our partners in this venture, creating a wonderful circle which makes the world a better place…one scoop at a time.
3540 N. Williams Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227
0664 SW Gaines St.
Portland, Oregon 97239
Sunday to Thursday - Noon to 10pm
Friday & Saturday - Noon to 11pm
Monday to Thursday - 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday - 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
We'll be donating to Basic Rights Oregon this month to celebrate everyone's right to love whoever they choose.… https://t.co/6oYtopuZCh