The long-awaited Multnomah Village outpost of Blue Star Donuts opens Saturday, according to the company’s Instagram account.
“It’s donut party time!” said the post. “We are giving away FREE donuts on Saturday January 19th starting at 9am (1 per person until we’re out).”
“Hope to see you all there, thanks for being so so SO patient with us,” the post added.
That’s a reference to the company’s earlier announcement that it would open its eighth Portland shop by Christmas in the Southwest Portland neighborhood. The company has a total of 11 locations, including shops in Beaverton and southern California.
“We’ve had some delays in construction, yet through it all, the people of Multnomah Village have been so incredibly welcoming, supportive, and patient with us,” Katie Poppe, Blue Star’s CEO and co-founder, said in a press release.
The Multnomah Village Blue Star is at 7709 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite 111C, on the ground floor of the Multnomah Village Apartments building, where its neighbors include a former Poppe venture, Little Big Burger, in partnership with Micah Camden.
Starting Sunday, Jan. 20, Blue Star’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until sold out.
If you’re new to Blue Star, don’t expect traditional styles like Boston cream or plain glazed. Blue Star’s doughuts are mostly made with brioche dough and come in unique flavors such as Passionfruit Cocoa Nibs, Blueberry Bourbon Basil, Cointreau Crème Brulee and Meyer Lemon and Key Lime Curd. The company also makes seasonal and vegan doughnuts.
Prices are $3 to $4.25 per doughnut. Oregonian restaurant critic Michael Russell once wrote that Blue Star’s prices seem absurd “until you consider that most of America’s doughnuts are made from a prepared dry mix, while these are made from the latest in local, high-end butter and flour.”
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