Doughnuts are Portland’s most divisive food. “Voodoo’s for tourists,” say some, trading the hour-long wait at the notorious pink shop for a 30-minute wait at Blue Star. “Blue Star’s for hipsters,” say others, who roll their eyes at anyone willing to pay $3 or more for fried dough. Those looking for bougie brioche with passionfruit glaze or a plain-old 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. Instagram pop-ups serving exciting doughnuts from around the world, from Heyday’s mochi doughnuts to Popiół’s pączki, are worth a perusal when considering Portland’s finest doughnut options, as well. Bakeries on this map are not ranked, but rather listed geographically.
A number of Portland restaurants have resumed onsite service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More