Ruby Jewel

This week’s featured spot is the delectable Ruby Jewel! I am going to tell you that this is the best ice cream in Portland. And I want you to believe me. They have amazing flavors that change regularly, they use only locally sourced ingredients, and you can get an ice cream sandwich, inside of a COOKIE!!!!!

I don’t dislike the other ice cream shops, who shall not be named, but Ruby Jewel gives you classic flavors with a small twist that only makes them taste better. My current favorite is the Peanut Butter Dream. It is peanut butter ice cream, with peanut butter cups and swirls fo chocolate. It is truly to die for. I would recommend getting it inside of some chocolate chip cookies. They bake those fresh for you also!

With 5 locations, this ice cream shop is easy to find no matter where you are in the city. Let us know what you think!

  • 4703 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
  • 1650 NW 23rd Ave
  • 3713 N Mississippi Ave.
  • 428 SW 12th Ave
  • 9585 SW Washington Square Rd.

Do you have a place that you think we need to check out? Let us know in the comments!



Mother’s day is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, maybe you procrastinated? The good news is that I have some great local boutiques for you to finalize that last minute shopping! Here are some of my favorites in no particular order!

  • Sloan – Promoting themselves as surprisingly affordable fashion for every woman, they have brands that you will be familiar with and some unknown names. No matter your style there is something that both you and your mom will love!
    • 3526 SE Hawthorne Blvd
    • 3824 N Mississippi Ave
    • 735 NW 23rd Ave
  • Recycled Chic Boutique – This designer store is so much better than your average consignment shop. You will find unique pieces in perfect condition. If you want the very best without paying the full designer price, this is the place to shop!
    • 612 NW 12th
  • Imelda’s and Louie’s – This shoe store is much more than just a shoe store. They have shoes that are ahead of the trends in a laid back environment. They also have great handbags and jewelry!
    • 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
    • 1416 NE Alberta st.
  • Gild – This shoe store is modern and sleek. The customer service is fantastic and they will help you find something perfect for your style and budget! They also carry tons of jewelry by local Portland artists!
    • 3370 SE Division st
  • Adorn – Focusing on trendy but timeless fashion these boutiques are sure to have many things that would make great additions to your closet. Everything is handpicked by the owner and is frequently updated.
    • 3366 SE Division st.
    • 4120 NE Fremont st.
    • 1016 SW Washington st.
    • 360 First st. LO

If you are a new mom like me, perhaps you would also like to buy some cute clothes for your little one! I find it much more fun than shopping for myself, here are 2 cute places that I love!

  • Posh Baby – This boutique has Modern and Eco-Friendly gear for mom and baby. If you have any “must-haves” on your list that you haven’t purchased yet, or you just need an adorable new toy, this is the place for you!
    • 916 NW 10th Ave.
  • Hoot N Annies – They offer both new and used items for both mother and baby. This surprisingly affordable baby boutique will have everything on your list!
    • 6308 SW Capitol Hwy

Good luck with all of your shopping and let me know what you all get!