I couldn't believe my luck when we randomly stumbled upon Salt & Straw, an ice cream shop on my mental radar, but not pinned on my map, on 23rd Street in Portland. At first glance, the beautiful branding at Salt & Straw enticed me, but more interestingly was that we happened to stop in during the middle of a photoshoot for one of their seasonal flavors. I watched in awe as the ice cream man Tyler Malek worked his magic in making their Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero picture perfect. The staff could not have been more helpful in helping me pick out the ice cream flavor that I would love the most, complete with unlimited samples served on antique spoons. When it comes to adventurous sounding ice creams, don't be scared. Go for the flavors you know and love and generally you'll like the ice cream too. They certainly know what they are doing at Salt & Straw.