Pip’s Original brings their A-game with piping hot, made-to-order mini donuts alongside killer chai teas, handcrafted from raw spices. The perfect accompaniment to Portland’s iconic sweet treat, do yourself a favor and be sure to grab one when making the stop for a dozen (or two). Offered in both seasonal flavors, like blueberry-lavender and strawberry-rhubarb, and menu staples, including the raw honey doughnut sprinkled with Himalayan sea salt and Nutella, Pip’s prides itself on keeping things simple with fresh and seasonal flavors. Let’s just say: this fried dough is something special. Pro tip: they’ve got a doughnut truck because who wouldn’t want to have their own doughnut party?
With locations in Portland, Los Angeles, and even Tokyo, Blue Star Donuts has made a name for itself as donut-making gurus. Using French-inspired brioche dough, these donuts are unlike any other; an 18-hour process, the donuts here are made from scratch daily using only the finest local ingredients (think sustainable flour and cage-free eggs) and are offered in daily-changing, seasonal flavors. Go for the chocolate-salted almond, blueberry-bourbon-basil, or lemon poppyseed. Vegans, don’t fret; there are options to suit your needs, as well. Don’t forget to keep it classic, and grab a coffee with your donut, served by Coava Coffee and Stumptown Roasters.
Blue Star Donuts, 1237 SW Washington St, Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 265 8410
Donut Byte Labs is bringing donuts to Portland in the way of a truck on wheels, though, don’t be fooled by this small-time operation; this spot is banging out gourmet mini cake donuts with a list of star flavors like bacon-maple, salted caramel, milk and honey, peanut butter cup, and French toast. If you like to steer clear of eccentrically flavored donuts, Donut Byte Labs still offers more traditional, simple flavors like glazed, cinnamon sugar, and even plain. Not sure what to order? Even better, the mission behind Donut Byte Labs’ mini donuts is to allow diners to experience more than one flavor. Go for an assortment box, or choose a few flavors of your own. Note: these donuts are cooled before they are served but are just as delicious.
Donut Byte Labs, 12 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 801 7321