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“Terrible Peach Ice Cream” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ruby Jewel Scoops - North Portland

Ruby Jewel Scoops - North Portland
3713 N. Mississippi Av, Portland, OR 97227
503-505-9314
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Ranked #187 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Terrible Peach Ice Cream”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The carament was okay, but the peach is like cardboard - cold cardboard. Unfortunately, we bought a pint of the peach and it ended up in the garbage. Not even creamy. For my 2 cents, they really should have a better system so that you can sample the ice cream before you purchase. The Salt & Straw has that down to a tee - and happens to have much better ice cream.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unique flavors=delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

On a rare hot night in Portland we stopped in for a cold treat. We were delighted.
I had the salted caramel with dark chocolate and the espresso both were fantastic. My husband had the double chocolate and the mint he enjoyed both. We could have been a little more adventurous in our flavor choices. The lavender honey sounded interesting, maybe next time.

Visited September 2013
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Salted caramel with dark chocolate- MUST HAVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Salted caramel with dark choc is probably the best flavor combination I have ever tried... I also tried the Peach Chevre which was a little too much "cheese" flavor for me, but still really unique and creamy. I ordered a small kids cone size and that was plenty enough for me. If you are in the Mississippi area, stop here, it's well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Unusual flavor treats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Located in a funky little section of northeast Portland, serving unusual, delicious ice cream. I got a child's portion of "caramel & salted chocolate that was the perfect combination of salty and sweet" and was more than enough for an after dinner treat. My friend had a hazelnut/chocolate combination which was gobbled down in an instant, it was so delicious.

Visited August 2013
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Medford, Oregon
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335 reviews 335 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“Odd flavored ice cream”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Fortunately this place allows you to sample the flavors before you buy. Normally I love a good strawberry ice cream but their Oregon Strawberry was pretty bland and disappointing. After multiple samples I just had to settle on chocolate.

Guess i will never figure out why folks insist on trying to come up with the weirdest flavors for stuff like ice cream... Beet flavored ice cream, seriously?!

Many Portland eateries try so hard to make ever-changing, bizarre food and flavor combinations instead of perfecting a few that really work and people love.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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