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A New Berliner-Style Doughnut Shop Is Opening Downtown This Week

Plus, more than 50 farm workers in Klamath Falls have tested positive for COVID-19, and more news to start your day

A pile of doughnuts sits on a black plate
Berliner doughnuts at Fills Donuts
Fills Donuts / Official
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

A New Doughnut Shop from One of Portland’s Rising Star Bakers

Katherine Benvenuti, the pastry chef behind the knockout bakery at Bar King, is opening a Berliner-style doughnut shop in the former Blue Star space downtown. Fills Donuts, which Benvenuti will open with Cooked with Cannabis co-host Leather Storrs, specializes in filled doughnuts, using a naturally leavened sourdough base. The fillings, however, extend far beyond the typical Berliner’s jams and powder sugar: Benvenuti and Storrs fill doughnuts with everything from pimento cheese to single-malt scotch custard, and glaze each doughnut in things like Valrhona chocolate or hot honey. Still, some doughnuts definitely lean more traditionally sweet, from a take on a Boston cream to a seasonal apple-butter-filled number with a cinnamon-buttermilk glaze. The shop will open at 1237 SW Washington Street on Friday, October 16. [O]

54 Seasonal Farm Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Oregon Health Authority has announced that 54 seasonal workers for the Klamath Falls location of the nursery and produce research company Planasa tested positive for COVID-19. The full scope of the outbreak has grown, infecting a total of 59 people. All of the people involved have already quarantined and recovered, according to health officials. According to Planasa’s U.S. business director, Michael Delaney, the people infected brought COVID-19 from other work sites before they arrived. [OPB]

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