When you live in Portland, you eat doughnuts. We have our priorities straight here.
I’ve been hearing great things about Blue Star Donuts for years now, but somehow had never made the trip in. That needed to change.
A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I finally made it out to see what all of the hype was about. After all, who doesn’t love a good donut break!? I’m trying to show Riley how to live life right, OK?
We opted for the location in North Portland, on Mississippi, as it is just a couple of blocks away from the Rebuilding Center – another stop on our adventure out that day.
I was surprised to see the very clean and simple design of the store inside. It has a very boutique feel to it. I don’t really know what was going on, but we managed to have the entire donut shop to ourselves – is that even possible these days in Portland?!? Who knows. It was nice though – we were able to oogle over all of the yummy flavors for a couple of minutes before picking which ones we
wanted would buy.
[side note: the “Social Media Explained” art was a super cute and clever touch! Too true…]
There were so many tempting flavors – all with very sophisticated flavor profiles, and each one it’s own little piece of art. They are simply beautiful.
Since it was our first time in, I wanted to start with the basics, so I went with the OG – original glazed, and Brad got the chocolate frosted donut. It had a fancier name, and I think maybe some crushed nuts on top, but I can’t remember exactly.
We paid for our delicious calorie-filled treats, and sat down by the window to enjoy them. They did not disappoint. If I hadn’t already enjoyed a cup of coffee earlier that morning, I would have ordered a cup of Stumptown to go with it. Gosh, we are spoiled with deliciousness everywhere we turn here in Portland.
Some people keep to-do lists, I happen to keep to-eat lists… and now I’ve added Blue Star Donuts‘ menu to that list. I figure I have a few months to get through it, considering I’m still breastfeeding.
Oh yes, Riley enjoyed her little taste too. Like I said, priorities.