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Mal’s Diner in Vale lands spot on Oregon Ice Cream Trail

Mal’s Diner waitress Antonia Edwards readies to deliver a cool milkshake to a customer last week. The local restaurant is part of Oregon’s Ice Cream Trail. (The Enterprise/Isabella Garcia)

VALE — Mal’s Diner is on the map for their sweet treats.

In celebration of Oregon’s dairy industry, the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council made an Ice Cream Trail, featuring 53 standout ice cream stops throughout the state.

While the trail is heavily populated with west and central Oregon options, Mal’s Diner is one of only two restaurants representing eastern Oregon. Mal’s, owned by Malinda and David Castleberry since June 2017, is joined by some sweet company on the map.

The trail snakes around Oregon, from the Sea Star Gelato in Seaside to the Salt & Straw flagship store in . . .