Holes are filling holes across Portland. Specifically, doughnuts and bagel shops continue to expand: While Henry Higgins has brought its boiled bagels to Sellwood-Moreland, NOLA Doughnuts takes its Lake Oswego cream-filled up to the Pearl.
Let’s start with bagels: full New York deli goodness Henry Higgins opened its third location in Sellwood Saturday in the former Feastworks space on Tacoma. All the HH bagels are boiled at the Northeast 19th Street bakery, but owner Leah Orndoff, a Kettleman Bagels alum, and head baker David Barile, a Long Island native, serve all the breakfast sandwiches with fresh omelets and sausage patties, to pair with espresso or Dr Brown’s root beer in the cooler. The restaurant also serves lox or house-smoked whitefish sandwiches with open-faced tomatoes, onions, and capers.
Across town, NOLA Doughnuts was opening its first Portland Proper location that same Saturday, with Cajun maple bacon, s’mores, and spiced honey walnut doughnuts, as well as traditional Louisiana beignets made fresh to order. The Portland Mercury broke the news, saying the doughnut shop filled the Blitz bar space. The shop also sells ice cream, milkshakes, and, in true New Orleans fashion, chicory coffee.
• Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels [Official]
• NOLA Doughnuts [Official]
• Henry Higgins Bagels to Set Up Shop in Sellwood [EPDX]
• NOLA Doughnuts Brings Made-to-Order Beignets to the Pearl [Merc]