Dough, sugar and fat purveyors shutter four Portland-area stores, including Multnomah Village

PMG: SOUTHWEST CONNECTION - Blue Star Donuts is closing four Portland area stores including this one in Multnomah Village.

Blue Star Donuts is permanently closing four of its stores. The flagship at 12th and Morrison and Northwest 23rd Avenue stores are empty and up for lease. The Multnomah Village and Beaverton Progress Ridge TownSquare are also going.

The Portland-based donut shop is known for its $3-plus donuts with flavors such as Raspberry Rosemary Buttermilk, Blueberry Bourbon Basil and Passion Fruit Cake. The company said on its Instagram page Wednesday "Seriously...our lil' donut hearts are overwhelmed with the show of support for our tough announcement yesterday."

The message set the record straight about what's shuttered for now and for good.

In Portland...

Division - open for pre-orders only

South Waterfront - temporarily closed.

Portland Airport - temporarily closed.

Mississippi Ave. - temporarily closed.

SW Morrison - permanently closed.

NW 23rd - permanently closed.

Progress Ridge - permanently closed.

Multnomah Village - permanently closed.

PMG: FILE PHOTO - Jessica Kulp (l) and Katie Poppe (r) the owner of Blue Star Donuts.

The message noted that in Los Angeles things are less dire:

Venice - open for grab&go, pre-orders, and delivery through Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.

Silverlake - temporarily closed.

Manhattan Beach - temporarily closed.

Blue Star said on Facebook it had been struggling since the coronavirus shutdown on March 17, 2020. The company currently has 16 staff members in Portland and eight in L.A.

"We are absolutely grieving for what we were, and what we've lost, but we are not giving up!" said the brand on social media.

PMG: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Donuts are put on display as Blue Star Donuts opens at its downtown store at SW 12th adn Morrison. As of June 2020 is isclosed permanently.

Blue Star CEO & owner Katie Poppe has co-founded and opened over 30 restaurants, including Little Big Burger and Boxer Ramen. Poppe could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

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