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Roses Ice Cream

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5011 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1503
+1 503-256-3333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Heard roses had good shakes, so that was the purpose. Got here right as the shop was opening. The owner greated me with a worm smile. With out delay I was asked what I would like. With some recommendations from the workers I selected a stake burger and strawberry shake(the main mission). I have never had a ground stake burger,... More 

Thank Chreston A
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Lots of flavors is probably the best quality here. Not the creamiest texture, but it is a nice, dense, house-made ice cream. My go-to cone or dish is the lemon custard, which is very tasty. I've enjoyed other flavors as well, and the cinnamon ice cream snickerdoodle sandwich is pretty special. The place itself is kinda dumpy (shabby and dated),... More 

Thank Helena_Bucket
Portland, Oregon, United States
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402 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

we biked for milkshakes...had the extra rich chocolate milk shake, and my partner had the regular thin mint milkshake...excellent...just like as a kid...homemade ice cream..the staff is very friendly, and knows how to make an authentic shake...thx!

Thank Teresa M
Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Tucked away in an older part of a Portland neighborhood, but still on 42nd Avenue, is this charming, personally operated ice-cream parlor that offers a variety of other "good eats". An old-fashioned Chili Dog, yummy Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheese, etc. followed by a HUGE selection of ice cream flavors in regular or cake cones or in a dish, if you tend... More 

1 Thank JanieandWes
Silverton, Oregon
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413 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

An "old-timer" Portland resident recommended coming here instead of some of the more trendy places, but it seems to be just an old time place with no charm and nothing much else to make it stand out. The service was OK, and there are tables for sitting down to eat that ice cream cone, but the ice cream is nothing... More 

Thank 03Val48
Cape Coral, Florida
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267 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good flavors, but I wasn't a fan of the consistency. I did not think it was creamy enough and that was a little bit of a turn off. The wide variety of flavors was great though!

Thank Kimberly F
Portland, Oregon, United States
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281 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We stopped in for some ice cream after dinner at Pollo Norte. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the ice cream tasty. Not the best ever, but a fun little stop in spite of that. It was a little strange to notice a video poker room at the back of the restaurant. I had the Heath ice cream and... More 

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Roses is a neighborhood gathereing place. Nothing better than a break and a Strawberry Milkshake on a busy Saturday afternoon. If you choose to, you can eat a homemade hamburger or hot dog with the kids. A double scoop Ice Cream Cone as a reward for being good is a great idea. Always a friendly staff and nice and clean,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

I took my kids here thinking this would be a wholesome after school treat. First, it is a poker/lotto deli masquerading as an ice cream store. So you have the gambling clientele in and out. Second, the ice cream tastes icey and freezer burned as opposed to creamy. Third, it's still the original 1950 ambiance without vintage charm. The word... More 

Thank Speclk2
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients! We spotted Roses' on the way to the airport (it's in northeast Portland, just a few blocks south of the NE Killingsworth which goes to the airport) and pulled in. We were actually trying to go Salt & Straw, another local ice cream place that is very popular but the lines were dauntingly long so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5011 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218-1503
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-256-3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?