Want to take a walk on the arty side? The NE Alberta Arts neighborhood, best known for “Last Thursday” festival during the summer months, isn’t just a hipster’s paradise. Flip through the photo gallery to discover where to shop, eat and soak up the general coolness of this neighborhood.

6. Scream for Ice Cream at Salt and Straw

The foodie world across the country knows about this place, so don’t miss a chance to grab a scoop. You’ll be totally into the Boozy Bon Bon or Strawberry Honey Balsamic Vinegar with Cracked Black Pepper and your kiddos can crack up as they order Singing Dog Vanilla. And everyone can agree on Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbon.

Find It: 2035 NE Alberta St.

Photo courtesy: Jpellgen via creative commons flickr

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— Cathie Ericson

all photos taken by the writer unless otherwise noted.