There is nothing better than an ice-cold malt or ice cream cone on a warm day looking over the shoreline of Lake Superior, and the place to go is the Portland Malt Shoppe. A seasonal favorite for locals and tourists alike it is always a sad day when they close their doors each fall, but we are ready for them to open.

What makes this place so fantastic is that you can only get their malts and ice cream a few months out of the year and by the looks of the lines on a hot summer night saying it is a popular place is an understatement.

Located at 716 East Superior Street in Duluth, it has been a staple for a sweet treat for many years, Of course, they are famous for their malts, but also have sundaes, floats, and 14 different flavors of ice cream. I always get mint chocolate chip which is my go-to flavor!

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According to their new website, the 2022 season's opening date is April 20, open from 11 am to 8 pm Sunday-Saturday through the remaining days of April. Hours vary throughout the season, so check their website for updates.

Having a place like this makes living in a popular tourist destination seem even more special as I am sure generations of families have made a point of going there for years, plus you can't beat the view.

You would be hard-pressed to not see people posing for pictures with their malts and ice cream to share on social media making everyone who sees it awfully jealous. So mark your calendars and cross your fingers that the weather holds out and they are able to open as scheduled.

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