As soon as you get a whiff of these donut shops, your mouth will be watering!
Nothing says “good morning, today is going to be a great day” quite like a fresh donut. While there is no shortage of donut shops all throughout Portland, finding the good ones - especially if you’re new to the area or specifically looking for something new - isn’t always easy. We’ve got you covered, though.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of places to find the freshest, most delicious donuts in Portland.
Donuts are delicious and a fantastic way to treat your family (or yourself!) to a great start to a presumably great day but buying them by the dozen isn’t always cheap. Especially if you’re opting for one of the more well-established donut shops in the city, you might find yourself emptying your wallet pretty quickly. GiftYa understands this, and that’s why they’ve partnered with a number of local donut shops in the Portland area to help take a bit of the stress of enjoying some donuts away from your bank account with e-gift cards. Send one to your favorite new Portland resident today!
Address: 814 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
It’s difficult to find a disappointing donut anywhere, but if you’re looking for a place that will provide you with not only some of the best donuts in all of Portland, but also some house roasted coffee, Coco Donuts is the place for you.
As the only donut shop in all of Portland that offers house roasted coffee on top of their delicious donuts, Coco Donuts brings you an experience that you can’t get anywhere else in Portland. To top it off, they’re determined to provide you the best customer service possible for every visit!
Regulars love their apple fritters, but we have a feeling that you’ll enjoy pretty much any donut you try there. Made fresh every day, you can stop in to enjoy a warm donut and a hot cup of coffee.
“If you've never had a Coco Donut and you love donuts...go! Go immediately! These are the BEST buttermilk bars ever, and the lavender latte is divine.” - Yelp Review
Address: 12 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Neighborhood: Lower Burnside
Looking for a regular donut shop that’s sure to make you start salivating the second you smell what they’ve cooked up for the day? At Delicious Donuts, their donuts are so good that they usually sell out before their official closing time.
It’s best to either stop in early in the morning before their rush to make sure you get the best of the pickings or to call ahead to reserve the donuts you’d like to pick up a little later in the day if you want to make sure you’re getting your favorites.
Open every day except for Sundays, they offer a special for each of those days, so be sure to get yourself one of their loyalty cards if you want to reap all the possible benefits you can (hello, Two Stamp Thursday)!
“I'm from NYC! I'm proud to say that these are the best donuts I've tried in Portland. Apple Fritters were fresh and crispy… Everything was fresh! Which is the key for a great donut!” - Yelp Review
Address: 3449 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97253
Sometimes the best donuts come from mom-and-pop shops that are a little off the beaten path. This is definitely the case for Annie’s Donuts, which - while one of the lesser known donut shops in Portland - is one of the most beloved for people who frequent it.
They’ve been around for over thirty years now, so you know they must be pretty good to have lasted this long. Regulars rave about their maple bars, and describe it as a hidden gem amidst the more popular donut shops in the city.
If you’re looking for a place that’ll serve you up some delicious classic donuts free of all the frills of more “gourmet” donut shops and that’ll do so with some of the best customer service, Annie’s Donuts is definitely a place for you to try.
“No donut has ever compared! While that's my favorite, I've tried them all over the years with no complaints. They're fluffy and tasty, leaving you satisfied and happy.” - Yelp Review
Address: 3325 SE Division St, Ste 1, Portland, OR 97202
Is there such a thing as a perfect donut? We’re not sure, but they sure do everything in their power at Blue Star Donuts to make the best donuts they possibly can each and every day.
At Blue Star Donuts, they are all about freshness, uniformity, and the little details that add up to make their donuts consistently delicious. They use ingredients sourced from local vendors, and each donut is carefully scored prior to baking and decorated with precision.
What really sets them apart at Blue Star Donuts, though, is the base they use for their dough. While most donut shops in the area opt for a traditional donut dough, at Blue Star, they use a brioche base, which makes for more of a bready texture to their donuts!
“I really liked my experience here at blue star donuts. The flavors they have are super unique compared to almost every other donut place there is.” - Yelp Review
Address: 1503 SW Park Ave, Ste B, Portland, OR 97201
Are you an adventurous eater looking for some truly unconventional donuts to start your day with? The recipes at Sesame Donuts are sure to bring you some new flavors you never would have expected.
The donut that started it all - the sesame donut - is one of their most popular donuts, but you can also find other creative options, such as their baklava donuts or bear claws, as well as some more traditional donuts if you’ve got some picky eaters to feed.
Established by some Middle Eastern immigrants, many of their donuts and other pastries are inspired by some of the traditional recipes they would have had back in their country of origin. To top it all off, their service is impeccable!
“Sesame is still my favorite donut place and I was real excited to find out they opened one up in downtown! I love their donuts because they have a good variety of flavors, they are so soft and they are fresh.” - Yelp Review
Address: 4110 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
What’s better than a fresh, beautifully decorated donut? A fresh, beautifully decorated donut paired with delicious homemade ice cream. At Doe Donuts, they’ve been making this combination a staple for years.
Owned and operated by women, Doe Donuts specializes in handcrafted vegan donuts that are healthy, delicious, and glazed to perfection. Both their donuts and their ice cream are made without any animal byproducts, but you won’t even be able to tell because of how scrumptious they are!
“Doe Donuts is a huge fan favorite in our house. Flavor options are inventive without being over the top, and the staff is always super friendly and attentive. The flavored housemade milks are thick, creamy and delicious too.” - Yelp Review
Address: 2805 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Neighborhood: Alberta Arts District
Want a regular donut shop to bring your family where you know they’ll treat you all like a part of their family? As a family owned and operated business, that’s exactly what they strive to do at Angel’s Donuts & Ice Cream.
They’ve been around since 2004 - more than 15 years now! - and they’ve been making fresh donuts daily since day one.
The benefit of them being a family-run business is that whether you’re a first time visitor or someone who’s been coming by for years, it’ll feel just like you’re stepping through the doors of your own home because of how welcome they make you feel!
“Best donuts in town. Not kidding. Soft, airy, raised donuts, just the right amount of sweetness, and great frosting flavors - who else does marionberry frosting??” - Yelp Review
Address: 3164 NW 185th Ave, Portland, OR 97229
Neighborhood: Cedar Mill
Okay, it’s not actually located inside a palace, but with how high-quality and delicious the donuts are at Donut Palace, it might just feel like that’s where you are. They source all of the ingredients for their donuts from local vendors.
As another hotspot for donuts in Portland, you’ll probably want to stop by at this donut shop early in the morning or call to order the donuts you want ahead of time.
On Saturdays, they have vegan donuts, giving the vegans of Portland a chance to enjoy their donuts just as much as non-vegans do and non-vegans an opportunity to see just how delicious a vegan donut can be.
“So many varieties to choose! Friendly staff, great service. I went for the first time last week to support small businesses during the pandemic. The glazed chocolate cake donut, cinnamon twist and apple pie were DELICIOUS!!!” - Yelp Review