Delicious Donuts - 12 SE Grand Ave. Portland, OR
Special Event Orders
We can help you plan a perfect treat for your special occasions! From weddings, birthday parties, retirements, or potlucks.
Please contact Penny at 503-888-8648 or email Deliciousodnutspdx@gmail.com for more information.
[BAKERY] There’s a good reason the trashy Plaid Pantry strip mall near the east end of the Burnside Bridge is swamped with cop cars every morning. That’s when Portland’s finest grab their daily fix of Boun Saribout’s truly perfect doughnuts. “It’s a sketchy corner. Nobody thought we’d make it more than three months in this location,” admits the Laos native, who opened his shop in 2005 with his bubbly wife, Penny Nguyen. “But the neighborhood kept us alive.” That’s an understatement. Saribout now fries up about 1,000 doughnuts a day, and most of those are usually gone by 10 am. (He makes 200 dozen just for the Bridge Pedal every year.) You won’t find off-the-wall or fancy flavors here, just consistently great crisp, fresh, sugary standards. Much of the shop’s business comes from special orders worker bees pick up from counter master Nguyen on their way to their downtown offices ($4.50 half dozen, $7.95 baker’s dozen), or boxes of huge “Bad Boy”-size apple fritters and fruity bearclaws for the neighborhood construction workers ($7.45 half, $11.95 bakers dozen). New Seasons Market recently started selling Delicious Donuts, too.“I like the chocolate bars—they’re fresh,” says Portland Police Officer Tim Lowry, a decade-long regular who still grimaces when he hears “cop” and “doughnut shop“ in the same sentence. “I try to embrace the stereotype.”
Grocery list: Crunchy apple fritters, fragrant blueberry doughnuts and the best plain cake doughnut in the universe. In you want a dozen or more, place your order the day before unless you enjoy disappointment.
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[October 20th, 2010]