For locals, the handmade creations at Moonstruck Chocolate can be a regular craving. Portland's delectable chocolate shop and truck offer some of the most unique and coveted flavors on the Western coast, tempting tastebuds of residents and visitors. The gourmet chocolates are artisan creations designed to please the eye as well as the palate.
If you're looking for homemade ice cream in Portland, Oregon, people are going to direct you to Salt & Straw, one of the best places on Earth for artisan ice cream. Always fresh, always handmade, Salt & Straw is the place to try flavors like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper, Honey Lavendar and Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache, it's the place to try amazing new flavors you may not taste anywhere else in the world!
It's one of the strangest clams in the world, but it's edible and the Pacific Northwest is well-known for it. Geoduck is an oversized mollusk that tastes awesome if prepared correctly. It's not pronounced the way it sounds, either; true Northwesterners call it "gooey duck." Evergreen State College even uses the animal as a macot!
Instead of trying out something from a local restaurant this week, how about supporting your local Girl Scouts of Western Washington by purchasing something from your favorite Scout? No, it's not cookie season (every troop gets asked that while they sell fall goodies)! Instead, it's time for the Scouts to sell their candies, nuts and magazines for their fall sale.