‘Donuts’ for Grownups is emblazoned on the wall as you walk into this fabulous little store on NW 23rd Avenue in Portland, OR. They strive to provide quality over quantity, with a recipe from the south of France that takes a whole 18 hours to come to fruition. There is a hell of a lot of love in these doughnuts. They were featured in Bon Appetit Magazine the week I visited, in a haze of heightened doughnut sense I spied the bright pink doughnut that sat on the magazine’s cover, telling people they should visit Blue Star.
Inside there was a broad selection for doughnuts to pick from. I have to admit I played it safe and went for the chocolate and salted almond doughnut. I have to say I was not disappointed either it was wonderful! The dough was super soft with just the right amount of topping to make the entire thing a taste sensation! Washed down with some water we picked up in store.
I thought that was an excellent addition especially on a hot morning in Portland. The other reason I loved it so much was that I believe you should never have to ask for water in a restaurant or food premises, Blue Star was simply selling to go doughnuts to hungry people like me and the fact they had water ready to rock n roll was so nice. If you get a chance to visit Blue Star please do, I thoroughly enjoyed my doughnut and wish I lived a little bit closer and not on another continent entirely!