Grand Opening Day on SE Hawthorne to Benefit Raphael House, a Domestic Violence Agency
PORTLAND, Ore. August 26, 2015 –Ruby Jewel founder Lisa Herlinger announced the third Ruby Jewel Scoop Shop will open in Portland’s Southeast Hawthorne/Mount Tabor neighborhood on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Within steps of popular eateries like Por Qué No? Taqueria and Apizza Scholls, the new Scoop Shop is located in a 955-square foot retail space at 4703 SE Hawthorne in a new mixed-use development, The Hawthorne. The Scoop Shop summer hours are daily from noon-11 p.m. A percentage of the sales from Grand Opening Day will benefit local Raphael House. Stop in for a special Mount Tabor Volcano Sundae to celebrate the neighborhood’s favorite volcano! Portland musician Mo Phillips will jam from 2-4 p.m.
Designed by LRS Architects, known for their work for New Seasons Market, Green Zebra, and as designers of Grant Park Village, the new location features a unique charred wood exterior, outdoor seating and the full Scoop Shop menu with housemade ice cream sandwiches, waffle cones, signature sundaes with candies and toppings, as well as ice cream pints and ice cream sandwiches to go.
“We are thrilled to join other locally owned businesses in the Mount Tabor and Hawthorne neighborhoods,” said Herlinger. “Ruby Jewel has always been an extension of the neighborhood wherever we land and we look forward to creating new memories for all the families and neighbors who discover one of our Scoop Shops.”
Partnering with Local Producers
Herlinger has forged longstanding partnerships with some of the region’s best farmers and producers like Lochmead Dairy, Viridian Farms, Glory Bee Honey and Portland Creamery who have helped Ruby Jewel expand to three Portland-based Scoop Shops and an increasing shelf presence in grocery stores along the West Coast. “We always look for real, honest ingredients to use in our ice cream,” says Herlinger. Recently Ruby Jewel has collaborated with some of Portland’s newer food and beverage artisans from Nossa Familia Coffee and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to Jacobsens Salt and Bees and Bean. “We love experimenting with the fresh and natural ingredients found in our region,” says Herlinger. “Our curiosity for imaginative flavor combinations and collaborations never seems to be satisfied.”
September Seasonal Ice Cream and Dairy Free Ice Flavors
- Chocolate Chip Squared– Singing Dog Vanilla ice cream with mini dark chocolate chips and chunks of housemade chocolate chip cookies.
- Double Chocolate Toffee Crunch– our classic Double Chocolate ice cream studded with house-made, chocolate-topped toffee.
- Coconut Cream Pie– toasted coconut based ice cream filled with swirls of marshmallow fluff, candied coconut and vanilla wafer cookie crumbs.
- Hazelnut Latte– Nossa Familia’s Full Cycle Blend coffee is paired with Oregon hazelnuts for a smooth coffee treat.
- Honey Pistachio– Bee Local’s Oregon High Desert honey and pistachio ice cream with roasted pistachios.
- PB & J Sandwich– Back to School Special. Peanut butter ice cream with housemade Concord grape jelly and challah bread croutons.
- Portland Soda Works Root Beer Ice– a flavorful root beer syrup for sodas, cocktails and now a refreshing, nostalgic ice!
- Reverend Nat’s Revival Cider Ice– Bold, crisp and full of apple flavor.
About Ruby Jewel
Lisa Herlinger pioneered locally made artisan ice cream when she debuted her homemade Ruby Jewel Ice Cream sandwiches in 2004 at the Portland Farmers’ Market. Made with the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of fresh dairy, seasonal berries, nuts and herbs, the small-batch, handcrafted ice cream captivated ice cream lovers in the Pacific Northwest. Herlinger’s sister, Becky Burnett, soon joined the company, and together, the passionate duo put down culinary roots in Portland, Ore. and set out to expand their ice cream company, committed to using the highest quality ingredients from Northwest farmers and artisan ingredient producers. Ruby Jewel’s flagship Scoop Shop on N. Mississippi opened in 2010 followed by its West End location in downtown Portland in 2012.
Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches and pints are sold at local farmers markets and also available in select West Coast grocers from Seattle to San Francisco. The three Ruby Jewel Scoop Shops in Portland, Ore. offer an assortment of ice cream treats, sundaes, candy and toppings. Classic flavors include Oregon Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Caramel with Salted Dark Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Oregon Mint Flake and Espresso. Seasonal flavors debut monthly and may include Caramel Bacon Brittle, Raspberry Truffle, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and Sweet Cream with Bourbon Caramel Sauce.
Ruby Jewel Scoop Shops are located in Portland, Ore. at 4703 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 3713 N. Mississippi Ave. and 428 SW 12th Ave. Stay in touch with Ruby Jewel on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and visit www.rubyjewel.com for monthly ice cream flavors and retail grocery locations.