Location: SW 10th and Alder
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Many Portland cart fans mourned the closing of Asian Station in 2009. The cute little cart with the cedar mansard roof sat empty and for sale for more than a few months. Then, in February, a new roof and bright blue paint showed up along with the cutest penguin motif and Cool Harry’s Frozen Yogurt was born.
Cool Harry’s is the work of Michael, who wanted to bring Portland his version of organic frozen yogurt in unique homegrown flavors. Over the past couple of months, I have seen some of the most drool inspiring flavors flow across their Twitter stream – blood orange, lavender, peach rose, cherry almond, celery zest, peach dream, and most recently, rhubarb. Do I have your attention? Cool Harry’s switches out the flavors every week or so, announcing them on Twitter and sometimes providing a codeword for a free topping.
I had to try the rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of those flavors of spring and early summer that brings back wonderful memories for me. Everyone remembers the first rhubarb pie brought out at the first cookout of the season. We just made rhubarb jam at home. When I saw it as frozen yogurt, I couldn’t pass it up. Initially, I wanted it virgin, without any toppings, so I could take in the full flavor. I then spotted that Michael had marionberries available. Mmmm…marionberries on rhubarb frozen yogurt. A match made in heaven. The yogurt was sufficiently tart as you would expect from rhubarb, yet with a creamy texture. The berries were divine, creating a taste bud revolt in my mouth. Watch out, it is so good that you may eat it fast – brain-freeze warning issued.
Cool Harry’s has been open since February even though Portland’s weather hasn’t been conducive for cool treats on a hot day. Trust me when I tell you any day is a good day for a frozen treat. If you are looking for a dessert to finish off your lunch or just need an excuse for something sweet, visit Cool Harry’s and enjoy something special. Let him know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
Flavors of the yogurt change often, check cart for that day’s specials.
- Way small – $2.50
- Small – $3.25
- Medium – $4.25
- Large – $5.25