The Best 4 Donut Shops in Portland
Pips Original Donuts
4759 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
This is a cute little shop that is in the Fremont Neighborhood that specializes in fried-to-order mini-donuts, chai & espresso drinks. The tiny, hot donuts with melty, gooey delicious toppings (check out the Meyer lemon pear jam bursting from the middle on their seasonal donut.) They also offer a ton of interesting chai tea. You can even get a chai flight. My favorite is the Japanese Garden, it’s half matcha, half lavender chai (above photo).
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT PIPS
Their donuts are unique. A hot, mini donut is a special, and dare I say spiritual experience.
They are all about community. The owners are constantly promoting the #communitynotcompetition hashtag and the place has a really homey, community feel.
You get a free dozen donuts for your birthday (within 7 days.)
I love the eclectic decor and outside the shop, they have a cool mural that people love to take photos with.
6 locations- view list here
With the lavender glaze donut paired with their cortado, Coco Donuts elevates the simple donuts we’re used to. Most of their selection sticks to the classic donuts we know and love- maple bars, fritters, cake donuts, old fashioned etc…
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT COCO DONUTS
Multiple Locations makes it accessible all over the city.
They roast their coffee in-house, and it is extremely good, especially paired with donuts.
Their speciality donut, the lavender glaze is subtle and AMAZING.
The Williams + PSU locations are extremely photogenic which makes for a great photo opp.
8201 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97266
This small wood-lined shop in outer SE Portland was my new find when creating list and boy was I impressed! ALL donuts are handcrafted and VEGAN and there are so many flavors to choose from.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DOE DONUTS
They’re vegan, and you can’t tell the difference. Their flavors are spot on, and the donut dough is fluffy, airy and SO good.
They’re gourmet. The assortment is wide, from edible flowers + vanilla bean (above) to jalapeño popper donuts, the donut flavor options are playful and fun.
The donuts themselves are beautiful and photograph really nicely.
Their logo has a cute little deer poking her head out of a donut hole and it’s absolutely adorable.
BLUE STAR DONUTS
8 locations- view list here
These are coined as “donuts for grownups” as their soft and fluffy brioche is often topped with refined flavors such as blueberry-bourbon-basil and Cointreau crème brûlee. Their bakery space has limited seating, and the popular flavors often sell out so if you have your heart set on a specific donut, get there early.
WHY I LOVE BLUE STAR DONUTS
Locations all over Portland and beyond (shoutout SoCal) which makes it easy to find a bakery anywhere in the city
Their bakery is bright, clean and simple. The donuts speak for themselves.
Blue Star is always pushing the boundaries for innovative pastry creations. My favorite is the passionfruit cocoa nib with cayenne.
They have Vegan options!
I love their murals, and cute signs in the shop. Great photo opportunities.