Micah Camden and Katie Poppe's haute brioche doughnut shop Blue Star Donuts swings it doors open on SE Hawthorne Boulevard today — and lest Eater buries the lede, know that the shop will be giving away free doughnuts starting at 11a.m. (while supplies last). The 12-seat doughnut shop keeps some of the flagship location's popular glazed-to-order flavors — lemon poppyseed, bacon and maple glazed — but adds a new recipe to the mix, just for vegans: a new vegan cake doughnut will make its debut at Blue Star SE, in flavors like raspberry pistachio, espresso coconut, blueberry bourbon basil, and the original horchata glaze. According to Poppe, the vegan doughnuts will make the leap over the river soon: "After we get the kinks ironed out, they'll be available at the West End store as well."
Blue Star Hawthorne opens today with the free doughnut giveaway. Regular hours start tomorrow: 7a.m. to close, Monday through Friday; 8a.m. to close, Saturday and Sunday.
· Blue Star Donuts [Official site]
· All Previous Blue Star Coverage [Eater PDX]