Everyone who has been to Portland knows about Voodoo Donuts. But locals know there are a lot more donuts around town that are just as good, if not better, than those churned out at the local iconic shop. If you want your donut fix without waiting in line for an hour, here are some of the best places around town to make that happen.
1. Annie's Donuts
This small donut shop is one of the best in town. If you are headed there on the weekend, be sure to get there early, as they often sell out. Light and delicious, there are no gimmicky donuts here, just good old fashioned donuts at their finest.
Annie's Donuts is located at 3449 NE 72nd Avenue.
2. Pip's Original Donuts
Pip's is one of the newer shops around town, and it is definitely here to stay. Serving up mini donuts with a variety of toppings such as bacon maple or Nutella, these donuts are perfect for an afternoon snack, especially when washed down by a sumptuous cup of house made chai.
Pip's Original Donuts is located at 4759 NE Fremont, and also shows up in its food truck at many local events.
3. Blue Star Donuts
The new darling of the hipster donut in Portland, Blue Star Donuts delivers big. With off-the-wall flavors and even a donut that has an inject-able pipette of liqueur attached, these are some stunning donuts and a must-have experience in Portland.
Blue Star Donuts original location is at 3549 SE Hawthorne Boulevard. There are also locations on NW 23rd, SW Washington and N Mississippi, as well as in Los Angeles and Tokyo.
4. Helen Bernhard Bakery
You may have driven by this little bakery that turns out amazing donuts and never even realized it is there, and has been since 1924. Stop in for a dozen donuts (don't forget some glazed) and you will be glad you did.
The Helen Bernhard Bakery is located at 1717 NE Broadway.
5. Coco Donuts
If you are a fan of cake donuts and fritters, this is the place to visit. Featuring some of the best, tender cake donuts in town, this donut shop is nothing short of impressive.
Coco Donuts is located at 814 SW 6th Avenue.
6. Delicious Donuts
In business for 11 years, this SE donut shop is a community mainstay. Serving a wide variety of favorites, as well as some new flavor combinations, this is a great place to get a vegan cake donut.
Delicious Donuts is located at 12 SE Grand Street.