I've wanted to do a short series on a few of the donut places here in Portland Metro. Because people here take their donuts seriously.
But thankfully not too seriously. Such is Pip's Original Donuts. Which specialized in chai and little freshly made donuts. Owned and run by Nate and Jamie Snell, it really is a family run place that treats their customers like family too. Unique decor and a relaxed atmosphere makes it a nice place to sit and have a cup.
Or get a few of their donuts to go. Like their Dirty Wu which are covered in sugar, cinnamon, Nutella, sea salt and raw honey. Named after Reggie Lee's Grimm character it's no wonder he loves Pip's donuts. They are that good. Other flavors are raw honey with sea salt and sugar with cinnamon. This time I visited the seasonal flavor was Meyer Lemon Pear Butter. I wish I had more of those. So good!
Of course all the rest are really tasty. What is great is the donuts are made when you order them so they have not sat around. It's really nice to get a box of warm donuts. The size is smaller than most donut places but that makes them good for dunking or for being able to try more flavors. Also every couple of months they change their specialty flavor donut for something seasonal.
For me it's a bit of a drive to get there but it's worth it. Pip's is located at 4759 Northeast Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97213 and their phone number is (503) 206-8692.
Online info can be found on Facebook here or
I had though of comparing the different donut places but really, Pip's isn't like most. I hope they continue to do well and someday open a place on the West Side.