Once upon a time, Portland became famous for our donuts. We won’t name names, but the bright pink box can be seen on many flights out of PDX and in the hands of a multitude of excited tourists. We are here to give you the inside scoop: Those are NOT Portland’s best. They aren’t even close. They are more of a novelty item and we get why people want to bring them home to loved ones who have seen them on food tourism shows, but they aren’t the most delicious. So, if you are looking for just a damn fine donut or even an exotic new experience read below to see our picks for the top donuts in the city!
This upmarket brioche-donut bakery features creative flavors & organic, locally sourced ingredients. Various Locations. More info here.
Small, wood-lined shop offering handcrafted vegan donuts in classic & creative flavors. 4110 NE Sandy Blvd More info here.
This unpretentious pit stop for donuts & coffee also serves breakfast sandwiches & burgers. 12 SE Grand Ave More info here.
Pip’s Original Doughnuts and Chai
This hip, casual coffee cafe specializes in fried-to-order mini-donuts, chai & espresso drinks. 4759 NE Fremont St More info here.
Heavenly Donuts Bakery
This mom n pop shop specializes in the classics: glazed, twist, bear claws and more. 504 NE 102nd Ave & 1915 N Lombard St. More info here.
There are so many other delicious spots in Portland, and we do recognize that this can be quite the contentious topic. So, we would love to hear your opinions! What do you think is the best donut in Portland? Let us know the shop and which one is your favorite, and we’ll go have a taste! (Twist our arms… 😉 )