Doughnuts are Portland’s most divisive food. “Voodoo’s for tourists,” say some, heading for the gussied-up versions at Blue Star. “Blue Star’s for hipsters,” say others, who roll their eyes at anyone willing to pay $4 or more for fried dough. The overarching takeaway: There is a wide range of doughnut styles available in Portland, whether you’re seeking a savory vegan fritter, a pile of fresh-fried mini doughnuts, or a gluten-free butter mochi doughnut. Those looking for bougie brioche with passionfruit glaze or a classic maple bar can find plenty of options below.
Note that, although there are plenty of bakeries and cafes that offer doughnuts in addition to other baked goods, this list focuses on bakeries that specialize solely on doughnuts. For those seeking even more options, restaurants like Hunnymilk and Toki also offer strong doughnut options, and certain pop-ups specialize in exciting doughnuts from around the world, like Heyday’s rice flour doughnuts (pro tip: the pop-up’s brick-and-mortar should be opening very soon). Know of another doughnut shop you’d love to recommend? Let us know via the tipline.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More