Blue Star Donuts – Portland, OR. Amazing donuts, but don’t skip the Lemon Poppy Old Fashioned Buttermilk – it steals the show!
So yeah – I think I know my way around a donut.
After hearing about Blue Star Donuts from Lauren, I knew I needed to make a stop there. And stop I did.
Shortly after arriving in Portland, a small group of us went to find some lunch. After lunch and a stop at an ice cream shop across the street, we ran into another group of friends that was heading over to Blue Star. I knew I had to make it over there, so I decided to follow along, not really intending on eating donuts because I had just eaten lunch and ice cream.
Well, we all know how this ends. Of course I ended up ordering a donut. Since it was later in the afternoon, there weren’t a ton of choices left, which actually was probably a good thing as it made it just a little bit easier to decide what flavor to try. The old fashioned buttermilk donuts were calling my name, so I decided to go with the raspberry old fashioned. After my first bite, I knew that the old fashioned was the right decision. I thought it was the best old fashioned donut I had ever had, until I tried Shawn’s Lemon Poppy Old Fashioned. Hands down the best old fashioned donut I have ever had. Ever.
The next morning, a different group of people invited me to go along for early morning donuts. We got there before they opened, and there was a short line already formed, but once they opened, the line went pretty quickly. I went with a simple glazed the second time around. And don’t get me wrong – it was a great donut – but the old fashioned buttermilk donuts at Blue Star is where it’s at.
I love that Blue Star Donuts has a nice variety of uniquely flavored donuts, as well as some great staples. I loved that you can watch the donuts being made right behind the counter. I would suggest going earlier in the day for a better selection, but don’t be surprised if there is a line. But it’s worth it. Totally worth it.
Blue Star Donuts
1237 SW Washington
Portland, Oregon 97205
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