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Annie's Donut Shop

3449 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR - (503) 284-2752
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. 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.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Old Fashioned Donut
Apple Fritter

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"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 ..."   [Read More]
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Gray Anthony
August 14, 2013
"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 ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3449 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR
(503) 284-2752

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
At sixty cents apiece, a trio of old-fashioned donuts makes a fine under-$2 breakfast (plus $1 for a large coffee). Annie's have a wicked crunch to their gnarly skin and rich, cakey insides. Pictured here are glazed, maple, and chocolate.
"At sixty cents apiece, a trio of old-fashioned donuts makes a fine under-$2 breakfast (plus $1 for a large coffee). Annie's have a wicked crunch to their gnarly skin and rich, cakey insides. Pictured here are glazed, maple, and chocolate."
Michael Stern





Raspberry fritters are large and substantial with a naughty taste that is hard to resist. The raised, sugar-coated donut on the right is, by comparison, a featherweight.
"Raspberry fritters are large and substantial with a naughty taste that is hard to resist. The raised, sugar-coated donut on the right is, by comparison, a featherweight."
Michael Stern


Starbuck's, this place is not! It is an old-style urban donut shop with low-low prices and terrific made-fresh pastries.
"Starbuck's, this place is not! It is an old-style urban donut shop with low-low prices and terrific made-fresh pastries."
Michael Stern


The sign in the window is no idle boast. Portland is a major donut town, and any serious donut-eating tour must include Annie's.
"The sign in the window is no idle boast. Portland is a major donut town, and any serious donut-eating tour must include Annie's."
Michael Stern


We were skeptical when we ordered a cream puff. At all of 90 cents, we suspected the filling would be unbearably ersatz. While it may not be 40% butterfat Jersey cattle double cream, the white stuff in the tender pastry is fresh and utterly agreeable.
"We were skeptical when we ordered a cream puff. At all of 90 cents, we suspected the filling would be unbearably ersatz. While it may not be 40% butterfat Jersey cattle double cream, the white stuff in the tender pastry is fresh and utterly agreeable."
Michael Stern


There is a counter inside facing the kitchen, but seats in Annie's booths afford a nice view of the parking lot through large glass windows.
"There is a counter inside facing the kitchen, but seats in Annie's booths afford a nice view of the parking lot through large glass windows."
Michael Stern



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