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Portland's Most Delicious Doughnut Shops

Let the doughnut wars begin, from Voodoo to vegan

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An assortment of doughnuts from Mikiko.
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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.

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Donut Day

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This Aloha shop is the place to be for those who love a cake doughnut — moist and almost custardy, the crumb on Donut Day’s fritters and chocolate glazed is downright decadent. The raised rings also have a nice fluffiness, for those who prefer something a little lighter.

Donut Palace

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This Tanasbourne doughnut shop is beloved by its neighbors, thanks to its doughnuts’ deep color from a longer fry in shortening. That means these doughnuts have a nice touch of crispness that gives way to a light, soft crumb. The shop serves vegan doughnuts on Saturdays, with curbside pickup available for those who call ahead.

Donut King

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This Beaverton doughnut shop has a varied selection of fried and baked treats, including classic standards like bear claws, maple bars, cinnamon twists, and crullers. The filled doughnuts are particularly nice, whether it’s hiding a core of raspberry jelly or vanilla cream; the vanilla cream-filled doughnuts often come with a handful of different topping options, including coconut and cinnamon crumble.

Sesame Donuts

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Sesame Donuts has multiple doughnut counters throughout the greater Portland area, making it the most commuter-accessible on this list. The original location on the Beaverton-Hillsdale

Highway is a good choice for people on the west side, but the downtown shop is still open, as well. The shop’s doughnuts are reminiscent of Dunkin Donuts, but better — expect a lighter, fresher dough and more care given to glazes and toppings.

Heavenly Donuts

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A chain with locations along the West Coast, Heavenly Donuts is the casual shop busting out glazed doughnuts most similar in taste and flavor to Krispy Kreme’s: super fluffy, with a touch of grease and the ideal coating of sugar. The shop also has an impressive array of flavored fritters, long johns, and doughnut holes, making this an optimal place to grab a variety box for a family at home.

The Mini Donut Company

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This San Diego-based chain recently set up a stall within Pine Street Market, and the variety and creativity of the flavors is worth a visit alone: Any given dozen may include ube with toasted coconut, strawberry limeade, caramel apple, or peanut butter and jelly mini-doughnuts, similar in size to Portland’s own Pip’s Original. Specialty flavors rotate, but the shop offers its glassy glazed and chocolate frosted doughnuts every day.

Coco Donuts

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Because he’s using an old family recipe, Coco’s Ian Christopher doesn’t rely on gimmicky toppings. Instead, he leans hard on the classics: glazeds, twists, and jellies, served out of shops with serious Portland cafe vibes. Visitors having trouble deciding should ask for Coco’s signature doughnut, a raised chocolate glazed topped with Coco’s own house-roasted chocolate-covered coffee beans and a dusting of cacao. Another bonus: Coco is one of the only places that regularly serves springy mochi doughnuts, other than Mikiko’s butter mochi doughnuts.

Delicious Donuts

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Because of its central location on Southeast Grand, the cheerfully blue Delicious Donuts gets plenty of traffic, with some of the city’s freshest fried doughnuts. The parking lot can get cramped and crowded with folks grabbing doughnuts on their way to work, but it’s still worth a stop for fluffy maple bars or elaborate peanut-butter-and-jelly-slathered behemoths. Pro tip: Delicious Donuts does take online orders, for those who want to reserve a peanut maple cake doughnut.

Voodoo Doughnut - Davis

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Voodoo Doughnut’s second Portland location has ample parking and far shorter lines than the downtown location, making it a good choice for Voodoo visitors wishing to avoid the commotion. The eastside shop boasts all the same flavors that made Voodoo Doughnut famous, like maple bacon, “Old Dirty Bastard,” and the “maple blazer blunt.” Orders can be placed online or in person.

Mikiko Mochi Donuts

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What started as a pop-up specializing in butter mochi doughnuts has turned into a tiny shop on Portland’s 28th Avenue restaurant row. This 100-percent gluten-free shop serves rings of soft, springy doughnuts with a gentle give, in an exciting range of rotating flavors. For example, any given visit may involve doughnuts filled with passionfruit curd, rings glazed with maple-chile-crisp icing, or orange-hued Thai tea pastries. Mikiko is also available via delivery.

Angel's Donuts & Ice Cream

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Angel’s has been an Alberta standby for years, with its ice cream counter and assortment of craggy and often frosted treats. Some of the doughnuts here land on the dense side, but what Angel’s does offer is a number of fritters that almost lean toward a moist cake, saturated with syrups or jams. The crisp crullers, often topped with a shimmering glaze, are worth an order, too.

Blue Star Donuts

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Blue Star Donuts is a culinarily-minded doughnut chain in Portland — in shops that are bright, airy, and modern, Blue Star crafts brioche-based doughnuts topped and filled with ingredients more commonly found in a high-end pastry chef’s kitchen. Although the doughnuts are much pricier than most and have a heavier, denser crumb than a traditional raised doughnut, it’s worth the stop to indulge in fancy varieties like horchata glazed, passionfruit and cacao nib, and blueberry bourbon basil.

Doe Donuts

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In a pristine location in the Hollywood District, Doe Donuts is the vegan answer to both Blue Star and Voodoo. Doughnut flavors are on the more creative side, with options like strawberry milk and earl grey available year-round. Doe is also one of the few Portland shops to sell seasonal savory doughnuts — think: green chile mac and cheese. Although the doughnuts are on the pricier end of the spectrum, Doe makes all its ingredients in-house and donates to various local charities each month.

Pip's Original

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Neighborhood coffee and chai shop Pip’s Original hawks fresh-to-order mini doughnuts reminiscent of the state fair. The menu is small and mighty, with only a handful of toppings and coatings to choose from. Pip’s also offers a lovely variety of house-made chais, using different blends of teas, spices, and herbs. Seasonal flavors are often a strong choice here, with options like mango-ghost chile and sweet potato pie.

Annie's Donut Shop

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Annie’s is a cult favorite among Portland’s classic doughnut purists, with a ’50s-nostalgic interior and a case filled with everything from the quintessential old fashioneds to devil’s food cake doughnuts. The pale blonde fry at Annie’s makes for a light doughnut, which highlights the not-too-sweet glazes and toppings. If there’s a peanut butter butterfly in the case, grab it before it’s gone; they tend to sell out.

Donut World

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This little red barn of a doughnut shop serves golden doughnuts fried fresh throughout the day. The flavors range from cherry cake to coconut cream raised, often with a generous dose of sprinkles or glaze. Donut World is a fun spot for those seeking doughnut holes — often a necessary pit stop pre-road trip.

Donut Day

This Aloha shop is the place to be for those who love a cake doughnut — moist and almost custardy, the crumb on Donut Day’s fritters and chocolate glazed is downright decadent. The raised rings also have a nice fluffiness, for those who prefer something a little lighter.

Donut Palace

This Tanasbourne doughnut shop is beloved by its neighbors, thanks to its doughnuts’ deep color from a longer fry in shortening. That means these doughnuts have a nice touch of crispness that gives way to a light, soft crumb. The shop serves vegan doughnuts on Saturdays, with curbside pickup available for those who call ahead.

Donut King

This Beaverton doughnut shop has a varied selection of fried and baked treats, including classic standards like bear claws, maple bars, cinnamon twists, and crullers. The filled doughnuts are particularly nice, whether it’s hiding a core of raspberry jelly or vanilla cream; the vanilla cream-filled doughnuts often come with a handful of different topping options, including coconut and cinnamon crumble.

Sesame Donuts

Sesame Donuts has multiple doughnut counters throughout the greater Portland area, making it the most commuter-accessible on this list. The original location on the Beaverton-Hillsdale

Highway is a good choice for people on the west side, but the downtown shop is still open, as well. The shop’s doughnuts are reminiscent of Dunkin Donuts, but better — expect a lighter, fresher dough and more care given to glazes and toppings.

Heavenly Donuts

A chain with locations along the West Coast, Heavenly Donuts is the casual shop busting out glazed doughnuts most similar in taste and flavor to Krispy Kreme’s: super fluffy, with a touch of grease and the ideal coating of sugar. The shop also has an impressive array of flavored fritters, long johns, and doughnut holes, making this an optimal place to grab a variety box for a family at home.

The Mini Donut Company

This San Diego-based chain recently set up a stall within Pine Street Market, and the variety and creativity of the flavors is worth a visit alone: Any given dozen may include ube with toasted coconut, strawberry limeade, caramel apple, or peanut butter and jelly mini-doughnuts, similar in size to Portland’s own Pip’s Original. Specialty flavors rotate, but the shop offers its glassy glazed and chocolate frosted doughnuts every day.

Coco Donuts

Because he’s using an old family recipe, Coco’s Ian Christopher doesn’t rely on gimmicky toppings. Instead, he leans hard on the classics: glazeds, twists, and jellies, served out of shops with serious Portland cafe vibes. Visitors having trouble deciding should ask for Coco’s signature doughnut, a raised chocolate glazed topped with Coco’s own house-roasted chocolate-covered coffee beans and a dusting of cacao. Another bonus: Coco is one of the only places that regularly serves springy mochi doughnuts, other than Mikiko’s butter mochi doughnuts.

Delicious Donuts

Because of its central location on Southeast Grand, the cheerfully blue Delicious Donuts gets plenty of traffic, with some of the city’s freshest fried doughnuts. The parking lot can get cramped and crowded with folks grabbing doughnuts on their way to work, but it’s still worth a stop for fluffy maple bars or elaborate peanut-butter-and-jelly-slathered behemoths. Pro tip: Delicious Donuts does take online orders, for those who want to reserve a peanut maple cake doughnut.

Voodoo Doughnut - Davis

Voodoo Doughnut’s second Portland location has ample parking and far shorter lines than the downtown location, making it a good choice for Voodoo visitors wishing to avoid the commotion. The eastside shop boasts all the same flavors that made Voodoo Doughnut famous, like maple bacon, “Old Dirty Bastard,” and the “maple blazer blunt.” Orders can be placed online or in person.

Mikiko Mochi Donuts

What started as a pop-up specializing in butter mochi doughnuts has turned into a tiny shop on Portland’s 28th Avenue restaurant row. This 100-percent gluten-free shop serves rings of soft, springy doughnuts with a gentle give, in an exciting range of rotating flavors. For example, any given visit may involve doughnuts filled with passionfruit curd, rings glazed with maple-chile-crisp icing, or orange-hued Thai tea pastries. Mikiko is also available via delivery.

Angel's Donuts & Ice Cream

Angel’s has been an Alberta standby for years, with its ice cream counter and assortment of craggy and often frosted treats. Some of the doughnuts here land on the dense side, but what Angel’s does offer is a number of fritters that almost lean toward a moist cake, saturated with syrups or jams. The crisp crullers, often topped with a shimmering glaze, are worth an order, too.

Blue Star Donuts

Blue Star Donuts is a culinarily-minded doughnut chain in Portland — in shops that are bright, airy, and modern, Blue Star crafts brioche-based doughnuts topped and filled with ingredients more commonly found in a high-end pastry chef’s kitchen. Although the doughnuts are much pricier than most and have a heavier, denser crumb than a traditional raised doughnut, it’s worth the stop to indulge in fancy varieties like horchata glazed, passionfruit and cacao nib, and blueberry bourbon basil.

Doe Donuts

In a pristine location in the Hollywood District, Doe Donuts is the vegan answer to both Blue Star and Voodoo. Doughnut flavors are on the more creative side, with options like strawberry milk and earl grey available year-round. Doe is also one of the few Portland shops to sell seasonal savory doughnuts — think: green chile mac and cheese. Although the doughnuts are on the pricier end of the spectrum, Doe makes all its ingredients in-house and donates to various local charities each month.

Pip's Original

Neighborhood coffee and chai shop Pip’s Original hawks fresh-to-order mini doughnuts reminiscent of the state fair. The menu is small and mighty, with only a handful of toppings and coatings to choose from. Pip’s also offers a lovely variety of house-made chais, using different blends of teas, spices, and herbs. Seasonal flavors are often a strong choice here, with options like mango-ghost chile and sweet potato pie.

Annie's Donut Shop

Annie’s is a cult favorite among Portland’s classic doughnut purists, with a ’50s-nostalgic interior and a case filled with everything from the quintessential old fashioneds to devil’s food cake doughnuts. The pale blonde fry at Annie’s makes for a light doughnut, which highlights the not-too-sweet glazes and toppings. If there’s a peanut butter butterfly in the case, grab it before it’s gone; they tend to sell out.

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Donut World

This little red barn of a doughnut shop serves golden doughnuts fried fresh throughout the day. The flavors range from cherry cake to coconut cream raised, often with a generous dose of sprinkles or glaze. Donut World is a fun spot for those seeking doughnut holes — often a necessary pit stop pre-road trip.

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