How does live music, hay rides, and trying new seasonal ice-cream flavors from Salt & Straw sound for a dream Autumn Celebration for the family? If the answer is “amazing!” then you don’t want to miss the Salt & Straw Harvest Festival taking place at all three of their Portland locations on October 8, 15 and 22. Read on to find out all about the fun, festivities and yummy flavors!


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A Festival of Flavors
The Seasons are a-changin and Salt & Straw is putting on a free Harvest Festival like no other at all three of their Portland scoop shops. You and your little sweeties can move and groove to live music, go on free pedicab hayrides, and try the new October Spooktacular Flavors. The New flavors include The Great Candycopia, Dracula’s Blood Pudding, Essence of Ghost. Got you curious about what these new confections have in store for you? We’ve got the inside scoop.

5 Featured Flavors
Every little ghost and gobblin knows that Halloween brings the mother-load when it comes to tasty treats and Salt & Straw wouldn’t miss out on a chance to join in all the fun. They’ve conjured up five new spooktacular flavors for the whole family to enjoy this October and you don’t want to miss out on tasting every last one. In order to come up with their new concoctions the Salt & Straw kitchen team asked questions like “What if Halloween monster had recipes that had been passed down generation to generation?” The answers lead to creating flavors like Dracula’s Blood Pudding. Here’s a little insight into what you can expect from each new flavor.

Jack o” Lantern Pumpkin Sherbet
This new flavor will take you back to when you were small and first carving your very own pumpkins. If you’ve ever tasted raw pumpkin, imagine it on ice and that’s what you can expect to experience when you take your first lick of this flavorful sherbet.

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Love Potion Sorbet
This mixture is not only beautiful, it offers an explosion of flavors and sensations. Get ready for some chill and some thrill as it fizzles over your tongue and creates an audible effervesce. Expect to experience fruit and spice flavors and to end your ice cream eating experience with a brightly colored mouth.

Essence of Ghost
This icy sherbet offers flavors that are bitter, sweet and even slightly musky. Each lick will take you on a ghostly journey through a foggy graveyard on a cold, dark night or a tour through a haunted mansion with long, dark, drafty hallways. Get ready to feel the chill creep down your spine.

The Great Candycopia
Get ready for an incredibly combo of salted butterscotch ice cream, homemade snickers, whoppers, health bars, and peanut butter cups and mixed into on incredible scoop of ice-cream. It no secret where the name came from. Your little ghouls will think that just one scoop of this new flavor is better than a whole bag of candy.

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Dracula’s Blood Pudding
The team at Salt & Straw are saying this is the most intoxicatingly impelling ice cream flavor they’ve ever featured! Get ready for a concoction was created from a mixture of spices and cream all cooked into real blood pudding with a hint of chicken liver! They promise that it is surprisingly delightful.

Salt & Straw Locations
NE Salt & Straw shop
2035 NE Alberta St.
Oct. 8
2 p.m.-4 p.m.

SE Salt & Straw shop
3345 SE Division
Oct. 15
2p.m.-4 p.m.

NW Salt & Straw shop
838 NW 23rd Ave.
Oct. 22
2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Online: saltandstraw.com

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—Annette Benedetti