Salt & Straw Ice Cream Shares the Love for LGBTQ Youth This Valentine’s Day with Basic Rights Oregon
On Valentine’s Day, join Salt & Straw in supporting Basic Rights Oregon with ice cream and photo booths at Portland scoop shops
PORTLAND, Ore. (February 7, 2017) – This Valentine’s Day, join Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Basic Rights Oregon to show support, solidarity, and lots of love for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in our communities and across the nation. On Valentine’s Day, join us at all Salt & Straw scoop shops to lend your support and Salt & Straw will donate a portion of proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. All scoop shops will feature a festive photo booth from 6 – 11 p.m. for guests to snap photos to share on social media with messages of love and celebration in honor of LGBTQ youth in our communities and across the nation.
In these uncertain times, LGBTQ youth are vulnerable to discrimination, homelessness and suicide. Our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, and loved ones need our support now more than ever—and messages of love and celebration are a wonderful way to do just that. We’re sending the message that every LGBTQ child is born perfect and every young person’s identity should be honored, celebrated, and supported every day. Join us in showing LGBTQ youth that we have their backs. Use the hashtag #bornperfect to show your support this Valentine’s Day.
WHAT Salt & Straw Ice Cream shares the love for LGBTQ youth this Valentine’s Day, giving a portion of proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon; inviting guests to enjoy ice cream and share messages of love and support in a photo booth and share the love on social media with the hashtag #bornperfect
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
6 – 11 p.m.
NE Salt & Straw shop
2035 NE Alberta St.
SE Salt & Straw shop
3345 SE Division
NW Salt & Straw shop
838 NW 23rd Ave.
838 NW 23rd Ave.
About Salt & Straw Ice Cream
Salt & Straw Ice Cream is a family-run, chef-driven ice cream company with kitchens and scoop shops in Portland and Los Angeles that partners with local artisans, producers and farmers to serve unusually creative and absolutely delicious ice cream. Each ice cream is handmade in small batches using only all natural cream from local farms in each city. Flavors showcase the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients from Oregon and Southern California farmers and artisans as well as imported flavors from small hand-picked farms from around the world. The company started in Portland, OR serving eight flavors from an ice cream cart in May of 2011 and now has three scoop shops in Portland and four in LA along with a shop opening San Francisco in March 2017. Scoops of handmade, small batch ice creams, sundaes, milkshakes and floats as well as pints to go are available at each shop with an ice cream sommelier of sorts who will gladly take you through a tasting of all the flavors. Favorites, seasonal, design your own variety packs and pint club memberships are available for online purchase and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Salt & Straw’s ice cream cart is available for catering parties and events. In April of 2016, Salt & Straw opened the Wiz Bang Bar at Pine Street Market, a soft serve dessert bar featuring fresh spins on the childhood swirl, sundaes, novelties, and, more. Follow Wiz Bang Bar on Facebook at Wiz Bang Bar and on Twitter and Instagram at @wizbangbar. Find more information at www.saltandstraw.com or call 971-271-8168. Follow us on Facebook at Salt and Straw Ice Cream, Twitter and Instagram: @SaltandStraw.
About Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is the state’s largest nonprofit gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group. Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all LGBTQ Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion and achieving policy victories through our work in racial justice, transgender justice, and statewide engagement. For more information visit, http://www.basicrights.org/