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Annie's Donut Shop

3449 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR - (503) 284-2752
Posted By Michael Stern on February 5, 2007 1:26 AM
There are good fancy-pants donuts in Portland, even excellent Goth donuts (at Voodoo Donuts), but for traditional donuts that go with morning coffee (not latte!), Annie's is a treasure. They're made here daily, and the variety is tremendous. Old-fashioned cake donuts have the double-circle shape so popular in the Northwest that provides nearly twice the crunchy exterior of a simple round one. Glazed and maple-frosted OFs are especially satisfying, and although the price is plebeian, the taste and mouth feel are aristocratic. Cream puffs are light and impeccably fresh-flavored, the only way a cream puff ever should be. The wickedest variety we sampled was a raspberry fritter – unctuous, super-sweet, slightly fruity, and monumentally filling.

Annie's has none of the amenities of upscale coffee and donut shops: no art on the walls, no wi-fi, no couches or lounge chairs and, of course, no barristas. You sit in molded plastic booths that look out on the parking lot and are served by a staff with no attitude other than pride in the donuts they make and sell.
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Posted By Gray Anthony on August 14, 2013 6:34 PM
Wow! We stood in line at Voodoo Donut, but you can save yourself the wait in line and come here instead. They don't have the trendy-edgy glitz of Voodoo, but the donuts are better and less expensive. We had the apple fritter, old fashioned, buttermilk bar, and butterfly, a yeast donut with peanut butter and chocolate icing. Everything was fantastic. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but this place is the real deal.
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Posted By Ozzie PDX on October 27, 2010 11:43 AM
Annie's is very good, likely the best in Portland. Voodoo Donuts has lines outside for their creative versions and all the publicity they get from the Food Network. If you make obscene donuts, you get media attention. They are good, but just too much promotion.

Annie's is solid. Best donuts I've found in Oregon are in Lincoln City, on the coast. Lighthouse Donuts are the best! Not at all greasy, fried perfectly, shop doesn't smell of oil like Annie's or Voodoo, and you couldn't find a friendlier staff. Try Lighthouse Donuts.

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