Blue Star Donuts relocates their popular SW Washington location to a sweeter spot nearby
Portland, Ore. – Portland’s beloved gourmet donut shop will be moving – and expanding – its popular 1237 SW Washington location, three blocks away to a new West End building on the corner of SW 12th and SW Morrison Street. The stunning new 6-floor building, developed by Menashe Properties, is largely dedicated to office space and has already designated 22,000 square feet to Portland’s hip CENTRL Office. Blue Star will inhabit roughly 5,000 sqft of the ground floor, building out a full open-air commissary kitchen, retail space, and even an interactive “chef’s counter”, where customers can witness head pastry chef Stephanie Thornton experimenting with her newest donut creations. The improved West End location will carry the full selection of brioche, buttermilk, and vegan cake donut favorites, as well as special Portland-exclusive donut flavors, and serve local roasting darling Coava Coffee’s unique “Blue Star Blend” drip coffee. Blue Star and Coava were recently voted #1 in Willamette Weekly’s 2017 “Best of Portland” awards.
“We’ve been waiting so long for this!” says Katie Poppe, CEO and Blue Star owner. “Growing Blue Star over the years has been a tight game of keeping up with demand and outgrowing our production space. This gorgeous location is finally enough room to pursue our long-term dream of having a Blue Star “World Headquarters”! The original SW 13th location will always have a special place in our hearts for being such a great launching point, but we’ve simply outgrown it. It’s incredible that we found the perfect new home right down the street! Our production process is very exciting, and the goal has always been to build the beautiful, efficient stage that it truly deserves, and share it with as many people as possible.”
Blue Star plans to have the new location ready in early 2018. Once the grand opening date is confirmed, the delectable donut slingers will announce a free giveaway party on their social media sites.
ABOUT BLUE STAR DONUTS
Blue Star Donuts is an artisan donut shop born in Portland, Oregon. After a much-anticipated opening in 2012, the Portland-grown bakers have since expanded to seven locations in Portland, plus two locations in Los Angeles, California. The unique brioche-based donuts quickly become a foodie favorite, recognized as the best in Portland and the United States by Conde Nast, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Their gourmet gems have gained international attention on the Food Network, and were recently featured on the cover of Bon Appetit Magazine. Co-Founder and CEO Katie Poppe is a recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award, “Entrepreneur of the Year” from the Portland EO