Portland is an experimental laboratory for food. Someone is always trying to find a different way of doing things. Such as using brioche dough for making donuts and displaying them like French pastries.
In case you aren't sure, when you are in Portland and you see one of these signs you can stop in.
And end up with a box like this.
Inside you might have Valrhona Chocolate Crunch with a cream filling and Raspberry Buttermilk Old Fashion.
Or a Passion Fruit donut with Cocoa Nibs.
The Pistachio Cake with raspberry hibiscus was rather tasty.
I was especially fond of the Green Tea one. I liked how the green tea sugar stayed on the donut.
But for a chocolate lover like me I had to have the Chocolate Almond Ganache.
My findings from my research is that these are delicious donuts and more of a special treat due to the price and limited number of locations. Personally I like them but since there are many donut shops around that are pretty good I've only visited Blue Star three or four times.
I must note that these donuts are the result of a few stops over a year or two at Blue Star Donuts and not eaten all on the same day.
Blue Star Donuts website is here with temptations and three locations.