Portland is the 4th city to have this amazing tour available to the community and those visiting Portland. The Underground Donut Tour started in Chicago four years ago and expanded to Philadelphia, New York, Seattle and now Portland.
The Underground Donut Tour in Portland is two hours long and the total walk is about two miles with four stops at the best donut shops in Portland. You will learn some of the history of each shop and some about Portland along the way.
Underground Donut Tour stops on the tour include
- Nola Donuts – Offering Gourmet Doughnuts, Fritters, Bites & Beignets. The dough at Nola is made fresh from only the finest ingredients and includes a layering technique commonly used in the production of croissants. This technique involves a three-day process that creates a complexity of flavor, a deep richness, and a crisp outer texture. Enjoying a NOLA doughnut is an experience to be savored.
- Blue Star – Opened in 2012, Blue Star bakes donuts from scratch, with fresh fruits, herbs, and spices, even liqueurs! They use brioche as their raised-yeast base and they are partnered with neighbors, using local products that support the community.
- Coco Donuts – Coco Donuts is known to be the only donut shop in Portland crafting both quality donuts and house-roasted coffee. Coco Donuts has been handcrafting classic donuts for 9 years, and they lean toward the more traditional flavors that you grew up with. Donuts are made fresh daily and are based on a secret family recipe passed down over 30 years. As of 2013 Coco Donuts started brewing their own coffee.
- Voodoo Doughnut – Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon brought VooDoo Doughnut to Old Town Portland. Donught Masters from Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera, California, shared their trade secrets which are still applied to the making of these tasty confections today.
- Sesame Donuts (Sundays) – Rated as one of the best donut shops in the Portland area. Sesame Donuts is famous for their unique sesame donuts, donut holes, cake, raised donuts, pastries, and other Middle East delicacies. All products contain, Zero Trans Fat oil!
Since Coco is closed on Sundays, the tour stops at Sesame Donuts.
The tour runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and additional days and times will be announced in the near future.
Plan for costs $30 per adult and $15 for kids.
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