Ice Cream Salt Straw
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SALT & STRAW ICE CREAM
This new ice cream parlor scoops out traditional and offbeat “farm-to-cone” flavors made with local fruits, cheeses, and even salumi. Chill out with melon sherbet dotted with Olympic Provisions coppa, pear with Rogue Creamery blue cheese, or honey balsamic strawberry with cracked black pepper. 1733 NE Alberta St

Bingo! Sandwiches BLT
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BINGO! SANDWICHES BLT
Portland Farmers Market newcomer Bingo Sandwiches tackles the quintessential summer sammy with gusto: sizzling bacon from cured and smoked local pork bellies piled with thick slices of fresh-picked tomato, lettuce, and sometimes even asparagus on fresh-made egg bread. PSU Farmers Market (Saturdays)

Rosé at Kir Wine Bar
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ROSÉ AT KIR WINE BAR
Offering more rosés by the glass than anywhere else in town, and even pouring Teutonic’s version directly from the barrel, Kir is the place to sip everyone’s favorite warm-weather wine. Grab one of the west-facing outdoor tables and, glass in hand, watch the sun plunge into the firs. 22 NE Seventh Ave

Beaker and Flask Picnic
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BEAKER & FLASK PICNIC IN THE PARKING LOT
Swing by this Southeast Portland craft-cocktail hub on a Tuesday night for a gourmet take on gingham. Chef Benjamin Bettinger is slow-roasting whole pigs, goats, and lambs in the parking lot every week throughout the summer, serving the succulent meat along with classic salads and sides. 727 SE Washington St

Golden Gazpacho at Tabla
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GOLDEN GAZPACHO AT TABLA
Putting a Portland spin on the traditional Spanish chilled soup, chef Anthony Cafiero’s gazpacho blends beefy, yellow Kellogg tomatoes with golden melons from Groundworks Organics. Topped off with fresh feta, this seasonal bowl of refreshing goodness will cool you off on even the hottest nights. 200 NE 28th Ave

Summer Berry Crisp Nostrana
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SUMMER BERRY CRISP AT NOSTRANA
Cathy Whims’s seasonal fruit desserts reach their peak in July, when fresh berry crisps arrive bubbling over with juicy raspberries and fat Chester blackberries from Ayers Creek Farm. Served with almond cream, this is what summer tastes like. 1401 SE Morrison St

Melones Con Aji Cocktail
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MELONES CON AJÍ COCKTAIL AT ANDINA
The cocktail of the season hails from the Pearl District’s Peruvian hot spot, featuring a mingling of cantaloupe juice, Hendrick’s gin, and fresh lime juice served on the rocks with a float of cucumber water and a dash of ají en polvo (chile powder) for an extra kick. 1314 NW Glisan St

Wayne's Chicago Dog
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WAYNE’S CHICAGO RED HOTS
Indulge in the nostalgia of ball games and state fairs with a traditional Chicago dog. Wayne’s authentic Vienna-beef Red Hots are lovingly “dragged through the garden” with yellow mustard, relish, onions, garlic dill pickles, spicy sport peppers, and tomato, sprinkled with celery salt, and served on a steamed poppy-seed bun. 3901 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

Summer Berry Salad Country Cat
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SUMMER BERRY SALAD AT THE COUNTRY CAT
Chef Adam Sappington may be best known for his mastery of the pig, but he’s also a connoisseur of summer produce. This July, his green bean, blackberry, and goat cheese salad with grilled Walla Walla onions is like a farmers market fantasy on a plate. 7937 SE Stark St

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Happy Sparrow
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VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE AT HAPPY SPARROW
Portland’s obsession with coffee doesn’t wane in summer months—it just gets iced. For a variation on the cold brew, try a Vietnamese iced coffee made in a traditional press with dark-roasted Quang Cuong beans and sweetened condensed milk at this cheerful neighborhood nook. 3001 SE Belmont St

Ice Cream Salt Straw
Bingo! Sandwiches BLT
Rosé at Kir Wine Bar
Beaker and Flask Picnic
Golden Gazpacho at Tabla
Summer Berry Crisp Nostrana
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Melones Con Aji Cocktail
Wayne's Chicago Dog
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