Slideshow: First Look: Blue Star Donuts, Portland, OR

Cointreau Creme Brulee Doughnut
Cointreau Creme Brulee Doughnut
The Cointreau Crème Brulee doughnut ($3) is for the 21-and-older crowd. The doughnut itself is filled with house-made vanilla custard. The pipette on top contains Cointreau syrup sweetened with Madagascar vanilla beans.
Blueberry, Bourbon & Basil Doughnut
Blueberry, Bourbon & Basil Doughnut
Blue Star Donuts is committed to using sustainable and organic products when possible. The glaze on this doughnut ($2.50) combines organic blueberries, organic basil, and Bulleit bourbon.
Original Glazed Doughnut
Original Glazed Doughnut
Even Blue Star’s take on the original glazed doughnut ($2.50) has a twist. It’s a horchata glaze made with rice milk, secret spices, and sugar.
Homemade Dulce de Leche Doughnut
Homemade Dulce de Leche Doughnut
The velvety dulce de leche glaze for this doughnut ($2.75) is made in-house. A sprinkle of crushed amaretti cookies and salted almonds add a slightly salty and nutty dimension.
Valrhona Chocolate Crunch Doughnut
Valrhona Chocolate Crunch Doughnut
The glaze for this vanilla custard-filled doughnut ($3) is made with Swiss bittersweet chocolate. The “pearls” on top are Valrhona chocolate-coated crispy cereal bits.