in the Press
Portland Mercury: Storytelling and Snacking: Jared Goodman’s Dessert Pop-up, Morgan St. Theater, Celebrates Jewish History, November 8, 2018
Oregon Jewish Life: Building Unity and Understanding through Ice Cream and Stories, October 26, 2018
WWeek: Jared Goodman is Portland’s Best Ice Cream Storyteller, July 10, 2018
Racist Sandwich: Anti-Semitism vs Ice Cream, November 1, 2017
Portland Mercury: Storytelling, Now with Ice Cream, July 19 2017
OPB Art Beat: Jared Goodman Makes Ice Cream Sundaes Inspired by Art, April 2017
Edible Portland: The Wildly Imaginative and Irrepressible Charm of the Morgan St Theater Pop-up, January/February 2017
Oregon Jewish Life: Pedal Parlor Brings Artisan Ice Cream to a Park or Market Near You, August 2015
Portland Monthly: The 45 Sweetest, Giddiest, Hands-down Most Glorious Desserts in Portland, February 2015 (in print only)
Eater PDX: One of Portland's hottest pop-ups, April 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Oregon Live : One of Portland's best pop-up restaurants, May 2014, June 2015
Portland Monthly: "Ice Cream for Dinner? A New Pop-Up Makes it Work", May 2014
Reviews from Guests
"An Evening in spain" - february 2018
Amazing experience. Jared, thank you for being so welcoming and friendly, it added to an already awesome experience. We'll be back! - Lauren
What a fun and delightful evening! The plethora of amazingly different yet complementary tastes was so fantastic. Great fun!
Delicious! Wonderful flavor combinations and a unique take on different ways of presenting ice cream. Loved all the flavors, especially the bon bon! The flamenco was excellent too!
I cannot imagine many a better way to enjoy an evening: authentic performance and "soul curated" dessert! Two loves of mine. I am so glad you are doing this and cannot express just how much gratitude I have for your skill. THANK YOU for all of your efforts in crafting your menus, sourcing your ingredients and tirelessly finding performer partners and venues. I cannot wait to attend another event. - Diedra
"Winter is Coming" - December 2017
I enjoyed the dessert theatre very much! From the moment we arrived; such friendly greetings, AMAZING tea, warm conversation - and we didn't even get the first story or ice cream until twenty minutes later. It was worth the wait. Thank you all so much! For ice cream, for tea, for hosting, for everything. Will definitely recommend!
This was fantastic. The stories were well told and went so well with the ice cream treats. The friendships among the people were an added bonus!
Enjoyable! Informative, fun, unique, AND delicious! Great service and a creative menu.
"A Night at the opera" - November 2017
"This was ALL THE RAGE!" - L. J.
"What a unique and delightful experience! Taking opera to the people is a super idea. She is wonderful and so is the ice cream menu."
"Absolutely incredible. This was delicious in every way and the Soprano was captivating. Thank you for this creative event." - Rae
"The Munchies" - July 2017
"Surpassed my expectations! Wonderful company, fun stories, delicious desserts. Thank you Jared!" - Veronica
"This was an absolutely unique & thoroughly delightful evening - the flavors were a perfect blend that jumped on the tongue! You are a natural storyteller & you mom would be proud. I'd love to do this again!" - Annie
"The meal was phenomenal! I was so taken away by the creativity & how there were delicious - the croutons! the blueberry soup! the challah! - it was all great. Including the stories, I appreciated the commitment to theme. 10/10 would come again!" - Natalie
"A sweet and supernatural shock to my tastebuds. A pleasant reminder of how Portland used to be and hot iw smites till is." - Derek
"The Journey" - April 2016
"I hate you, because this is genius! Thank you for a wonderful experience and a tasty night!" - Craig
"Imaginative, inventive, and incredible ice cream stories."
"It should not be! Peanut butter ice cream, orange & anise soda, and ras el hanout should not be delicious! Sweet savory-ish ice cream with parmesan? Matzo ice cream? Something delicious with Manischewitz? Yet somehow, it was all absolutely unique and amazing. With so much great food in this city it is always amazing to find something so surprising and so good."
"Usually I don't eat desserts but yours were SO good."
"Rebirth / renewal" - march 2016
"Thank you for driving home that desserts do not have to be super sweet to be so delicious."
"Thank you very much. What a beautiful and poetic evening - the melange of senses and memories, their awakeness and presence were so intense - through the food, the stories and the people...Merci!"
"A unique and special evening. Spot on with the peanut butter ice cream and brownie." - Casey
"Lovely evening - great ice cream surprises!" - Marianne.
"HEALTHY LIFESTYLES" - JANUARY 2016
"Marvelous! Beautiful space and presentation. Very sincere presence, calm and comforting voice and storytelling. Nice to have been individually greeted. The personal touch - storytelling/food relationship is great. 5 Stars!"
"Excellent flavor pairings! Love the concept and the 'Vegans Deserve Happiness Too' was phenomenal."
"Awesome breadth of ice creams! I loved that the first wasn't too sweet, the second was a great combo - loved the carrot ice cream. The final course was the best! Great crunch and texture, lovely combo - tasted like a transcendent PB & J."
"I enjoyed every bit of this evening!" - Judi.
"Healthy lifestyles" - January 2015
"I really enjoyed the intimate setting, the storytelling and the company! Many of the courses and components were inventive and surprising." - Laura
"The desserts totally exceeded my expectations! You put so much though into each dish, the love comes through for sure." - Ariel
"A truly unique dessert experience! We thoroughly enjoyed the creative concoctions and accompanying stories. Can't wait for the next vegan edition of Morgan St Theater." - Eric