Friday, January 16, 2015

Portland Doughnut Shop: Pip's Original Doughnuts

What: Pip's Original
Where: 4759 NE Fremont Street
When: Mon - Sun 8 AM - 4 PM
Honeys Heart: The Dirty Wu

There are a couple famous doughnut shops in Portland - ahem Voodoo and Blue Star - and I have tried both, but hands down I would choose Pip's over any other Portland doughnut shop. I like that their doughnuts are mini, made to order, and simple. A warm bite with fresh sweet and salty toppings and a sip of a latte is heaven.

Pip's is owned by Portland locals Nate and Jamie Snell and its menu currently has six doughnut topping options, five flavors of house-crafted chai tea lattes, and coffee locally roasted by Extracto Coffee Roasters. We ordered a dozen ($5.95), which can include any combination. We chose four of The Dirty Wu (nutella, raw honey, and pink himalayan salt), two Nutella and Sea Salt, two Maple and Bacon, two Raw Honey and Sea Salt, one Pineapple Bourbon, and one Cinnamon Sugar. That's right, we ordered the entire menu. 

To compliment the fresh, warm doughnuts, we also ordered lattes. Tip: no matter the size, they're the same price! Except the Chai teas. The cups were adorable and the warm, frothy latte was exactly what I needed with our plate of sweets.

Basically, you should go to Pip's as soon as you can and get The Dirty Wu, or if you want to keep it simple I would highly recommend the Honey and Sea Salt.