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We are now in the post–Ben & Jerry’s and post-post–Baskin-Robbins world of ice cream, a time when people are willing to stand in line for half an hour and think nothing of plunking down $4 for a scoop of homemade ice cream in a flavor unheard of a few short years ago. Salt & Straw is New Portland’s ice cream mecca, serving up flavors like salted caramel cupcake, bacon ale, freckled woodblock chocolate, and honey balsamic vinegar with cracked pepper. The Northwest location is also a bakery; the other two locations are “scoop shops”: 3345 SE Division ([tel] 503/208-2054); 2035 NE Alberta St. ([tel] 503/208-3867).