Fancy a scoop with your paper?

Amid the sweltering summer heat in the US Pacific Northwest, supporters of Portland street paper Street Roots have a delicious new way to rally round their hardworking local vendors.

Thanks to a new partnership with luxury ice cream boutique What’s The Scoop?, Portlanders can enjoy five specially-curated flavours while boosting funds for advocacy and journalism.

Street Roots Development Director Sarah Cloud, said: “Funds from projects like this are vital for the work Street Roots does.

“Unlike foundation funding, we are able to use these funds without restriction. There are parts of our work that are challenging to secure funding for – such as journalism and activism.”


Sweet-toothed street paper advocates can pre-order their pints of the ice cream until 14 August through Street Roots webstore.

Their goodies will then be available for collection from 3-11 September at What’s The Scoop.

Each pint costs $8 and 50% of proceeds will go to Street Roots.

The five available flavours include: Brown Butter Almond Brittle; Oregon Blackberry; Thrilla in Vanilla and a Vegan Chocolate Sorbet.

The fifth is a new flavour created exclusively for Street Roots. ‘Street Roots’ coffee, chocolate & smoked almond ice cream was trialed at an party for vendors (pictures below) – and received a resounding thumbs-up.

“The ice cream is $8 a pint – which is out of the price range of our vendors.  So to kick off the sale we got a batch of the Street Roots flavour and had an ice cream party,” explains Sarah.

Get yours here!