Many visitors to Portland know about Voodoo Doughnut, but PDX has a respectable donut scene in general (to accompany the amazing coffee scene) and Blue Star Donut is one of the top contenders. Donuts are baked from scratch each day, using an 18-hour process and a classic Brioche recipe from France. Blue Star donuts are made with sustainable bread flour from Shepherds Grain, cage-free eggs, hormone-free milk and European-style butter. All the donuts are cooked in rice oil. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Blue Star sells their donuts until they are all gone, and then they close up shop (usually they are open from 8:00 am).
And what about taste? Blue Star donuts are exceptionally fresh and delicious. Some favorites are #chocolatesaltedalmond, #buttermilkoldfashioned, #dulchedelechecake and #cointreaucremebrulee (a truly miraculous creation – a crème-filled donut is crème-bruleed and comes with a small plastic vial of Cointreau that the recipient squirts into their donut any way they choose!). Plant-based eaters can enjoy seasonal flavors like #veganraspberrypistachio.
Owners Katie Poppe and Micah Camden are responsible for several revolutionary Portland foodie spots, including Little Big Burger, Boxer Ramen, Boxer Sushi, Son of a Biscuit, Hop Dog and Camden’s Catsup. Quality ingredients are used at each business to create intense flavors and textures. Add these joints to your must-try Portland dining list!
You can order Portland favorites Stumptown Roasters coffee or Smith Tea to go with your treats. Donuts can’t be shipped at this time, but gift certificates are available in-store, so when you are bragging to your friends about the donuts in Portland, they can enjoy them next time they come. There are four Blue Star Donut locations in Portland, as well as one in Los Angeles and two in Japan (#biginJapan).
Blue Star encourages posting across all social media platforms, hence the hashtags! #bluestardonuts #PDXeats
Blue Star Donut Locations in Portland:
- 1237 S.W. Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205
- 921 N.W. 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
- 3549 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214
- 3753 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227