Rose-Inspired Donuts and ‘Donuts for Dougy’
Percentage of all proceeds on June 5 to benefit The Dougy Center in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 26, 2015) – Blue Star Donuts is giving Portlanders two more reasons to partake in the city’s favorite comfort food. In celebration of National Donut Day, all locations in the City of Roses will be offering the new, limited time only Rose Donut. Blue Star Donuts will donate 10% of all proceeds of sales on Friday, June 5 to The Dougy Center, which provides support for grieving children and families.
National Donut Day originated in 1938, initiated by The Salvation Army as a way to honor the volunteers who distributed donuts to soldiers during World War I. “This year, we wanted to honor the day by contributing to an important institution in our community,” said Katie Poppe, Blue Star Donuts co-founder and owner. “The Dougy Center provides peer support in a safe place to children and families who have lost a loved one. ‘Donuts for Dougy’ is a great way to enjoy comfort food for a cause.” Poppe has been involved as a volunteer with The Dougy Center since 2009.
The Rose Donut has a rosé wine glaze with a hint of floral and tart citrus on a fluffy brioche donut. In a nod to the Portland Rose Festival, this new donut will be offered for a limited time at all four Blue Star Donuts locations in Portland from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 14, the final day of the festival.
Since opening its first donut shop on SW Washington in 2012, Blue Star Donuts has aimed to create exceptional donuts by valuing quality over quantity. Every morning, the donuts are made fresh from scratch using a classic brioche recipe that originated in the south of France. The flavors are regarded as unique and inventive, from blueberry bourbon basil and hard apple cider fritter to matcha green tea and Mexican hot chocolate. Blue Star Donuts’ creations have been recognized as the best in Portland by Serious Eats and Thrillist, and some of the nation’s best by Eater and USA Today.
Blue Star Donuts will be celebrating National Donut Day at all Portland locations, all day on Friday, June 5.
To participate, visit Blue Star Donuts at:
1237 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97209; Tel: 503-265-8410
3549 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; Tel: 503-477-9635
3753 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227; Tel: 971-254-4575
921 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97210; Tel: 503-265-8659
ABOUT BLUE STAR DONUTS
Blue Star Donuts, founded and owned by Micah Camden and Katie Poppe, is an artisan donut shop with four locations in Portland, Oregon and one shop in Tokyo, Japan. After a much-anticipated opening in 2012, Camden and Poppe expanded to a second location in Southeast Portland in May 2014, a third satellite shop in September 2014, and a fourth location on NW 23rd in March 2015. In April 2015, through a partnership with iconic California retailer Fred Segal, they opened their first international location in Tokyo, Japan. With Camden’s culinary and restaurant experience and Poppe’s business and system’s acumen, Blue Star Donuts became a Portland favorite and was honored to be called Oregon’s best donuts by Serious Eats and one of the 10 tastiest donut shops in the country by USA Today. Visit bluestardonuts.com and follow Blue Star Donuts on Facebook, Twitter and Insta
ABOUT THE DOUGY CENTER
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death can share their experiences. Locally, The Dougy Center serves over 450 children and 300 adult family members each month with peer support groups in Portland, Hillsboro and Canby. Through the National Center for Grieving Children & Families, The Dougy Center also provides information and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. The Dougy Center does not charge for its support services, and relies solely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. Visit dougy.org and follow The Dougy Center on Facebook, YouTube and Twitt