Here's a true sign springtime is here, and summer isn't too far off! Duluth's Portland Malt Shoppe on Superior Street (and just up the stairway from the Duluth Lakewalk) opened for the season on Friday, April 6 for the 2018 season, scheduled this year to be open through Sunday, October 21.

While the Twin Ports ice cream icon is open for the season, it is worth noting that they will go through some schedule changes as the seasons progress. They are open 11-8 through May 3, and will shift to a schedule of 11-9 starting on May 4, and extending through May 24. Here is their full 2018 season schedule:

  • April 6 - May 3: 11 am - 8 pm
  • May 4 - May 24: 11 am - 9 pm
  • May 25 - August 25: 11 am - 10 pm
  • August 26 - September 15: 11 am - 9 pm
  • September 16 - October 13: 11 am - 8 pm
  • October 14 - October 21: 11 am - 6 pm

In case you're curious why the shop is called the "Portland Malt Shoppe", they explain on their website that the neighborhood where the shop stands was once called the Portland neighborhood, and the name stuck well after the neighborhood became part of the city of Duluth.