Black Bear Frozen Yogurt & Espresso's menu offers treats and beverages to satisfy any sweets craving. Yogurts are made from high-count active yogurt cultures obtained from one of Portland's locally operated creameries. These simple ingredients are transformed into a rotating spectrum of frozen yogurt flavors, including simple blends like french vanilla or egg nog to specialty flavors such as s'mores or snowflakes, which is best dispensed directly onto a stuck-out tongue.
Chilly treats can be paired with hot espresso drinks featuring the fresh flavor of locally roasted beans. Beans are acquired through Family Direct trading, which pays fair wages to coffee farmers and their families in South America and Africa for the best-grown coffee from their fields.
La Bella Bean, a Portland Avenue café that opened in April 2013, welcomes patrons with a convenient drive-thru and a cozy deck with outdoor seating. Baristas brew cappuccinos, mix iced mochas with flavors such as white chocolate lavender, and blend refreshing smoothies. Snacks such as dessert bars and muffins round out the menu.