Open seven days a week from noon until 9:00 p.m., the full-service cart offers scoops, pints to go, milkshakes, floats and espresso drinks.
“We locally source our milk and cream – and any other ingredients that can be found locally – utilizing from-scratch processes and taking no short cuts,” said Sitton. “With our salted caramel, we melt fair-trade, organic sugar in four phases, add local butter, Pacific sea salt, local milk and cream and a hint of cold-processed Madagasar vanilla. It’s very honest and simple. Our sorbets are the same, with only local fruit, organic, fair-trade sugar and a bit of water. No artificial stabilizers or colors. Our products are made from the stuff that your great grandmother would know and be able to pronounce. For things like sugar, and cocoa, which can’t be found locally, we procure fair-trade, organic ingredients.”
“Last year, we won Willamette Week’s People’s Choice Award with our locally-sourced “PDX Carpet” flavor. It looks like the carpet at the airport – and is just as busy – with an interesting and scrumptiously unique blend of Willamette Valley peppermint, Oregon cranberries macerated in organic, fair-trade sugar, local hazelnuts, and our homemade chocolate stracciatella. The color comes naturally from a blend of annatto from the achiote seed and spirulina from blue green algae.”
This is Sitton’s third location for Scoop, after being displaced from pods on Division and Killingsworth that were cleared to make space for development.
“This will continue to be a problem in Portland as long as real estate continues to soar,” said Sitton. “I like the 42nd Ave. area because it really seems to be emerging and a fun neighborhood to grow with. Our favorite business is Pollo Norte. They have incredible food and have been genuinely awesome neighbors.”
Also coming soon to the pod will be a Nepalese cart and Mr. Benny’s, serving eggs Benedict brunches and pastrami sandwich lunches.
For more information on Scoop, call 503-928-2796 or visit www.scooppdx.com. To learn about opportunities for additional vendors at the 42nd Avenue Food Carts, call Rambo Halpern at 503-473-4127.