SLIDESHOW: You scream, I scream, Lake Oswego screams for ice cream
Portland-based ice cream innovators and cousin duo Kim and Tyler Malek took a major step in their company's expansion when they opened their first suburban scoop shop in downtown Lake Oswego last week.
The ice cream makers are known for their creative and inspired concoctions like orange blossom sherbet with edible flowers and rhubarb crumble with toasted anise.
Located in downtown Lake Oswego's newest addition at 100 A Avenue, Salt & Straw is the first tenant of The Windward to open its doors. Hundreds of voracious ice cream enthusiasts lined up for a preview last Thursday evening in a queue that stretched around the block and down First Street toward Millennium Plaza Park.
Proceeds from the $1 scoops at the preview event went to benefit the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation.
"It's exciting to have new vibrance downtown with new businesses that help support institutions like the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation," said Mary Kay Larson, executive director. "We have wonderful established businesses that have always been big supporters, so it's wonderful to see new businesses come in and instantly recognize the value of the foundation and what we mean to the community."
Earlier this week, the Schools Foundation announced that the event had served an estimated 800 people, which broke Salt & Straw's record for $1 scooping events and resulted in a $1,596 donation to the Foundation.
Salt & Straw officially opened for business Friday, May 4 with operating hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.