Plus, NE Portland circa 1936.
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🍩 The quest for the Ultimate Portland Doughnut

Plus, NE Portland circa 1936.

Happy Friday!

Did you catch this week’s snow? We’re still reveling in the winter wonderland vibes — and it seems TriMet is, too. Here’s a snowy transit scene from NE Portland from 1936. 

And if winter just isn’t your thing, here’s some bright news from the National Weather Service in Portland: We’re gaining daylight — and quickly. By March 3, the sun will set just after 6 p.m.! 

Now, for today’s edition, we’re ready to unveil our 32 doughnut bracket contenders after nearly 100 nominations from all of you. Let’s dig in … 

Delicious doings down below, like this Portland Fog doughnut from Doe Donuts. Tag #bridgeliner or @bridgeliner to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: Cassie Ruud)

🍩 Vote for the Ultimate Portland Doughnut

Which of these 32 delightfully delicious PDX doughnuts should make it to our Sweet Sixteen Round? 

After a long, rainy Portland night, does anything beat a hot cup of coffee or tea and a pillowy, sugary doughnut? We don’t think so.

Whether you’re a fan of the classic cake, passionate about the passion fruit stuffed, or a freak for fritters (don’t worry, we don’t judge) — wintertime is a perfect time to savor your favorite delicious pastry. 

And now is the time to show some love to your favorite doughnut-slinging shops here in Stumptown by voting it up in our Ultimate Portland Doughnut Bracket, which highlights 32 individual doughnuts throughout the Portland area. 

This March Madness-style bracket was decided through votes from our readers. So use this opportunity to revisit some of your favorite Portland doughnut shops (and maybe try some new ones!). 

Which should make it to the Sweet Sixteen? Voting for this round ends on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Cast your vote below by following this link — and share it with a friend, too!

(🎨: Bridgeliner illustration)

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How does a bracket work?

Here’s a quick primer on how our brackets work. 

Who lands on a bracket?

The original 32 slots are based on reader nominations and staff research. There’s a nomination period before each bracket to collect recommendations on who to include. There is no fee to participate, and you can’t buy a spot in the bracket.

Keep on votin’.

Who advances in each round is strictly based on the number of votes for that round. We’ve had some tight match-ups, so every vote counts! Yes, you can vote more than once in each round.

How can I sponsor a bracket?

Our sales team works with companies who want to sponsor brackets and related events. For more information, contact Benjamin.

Tell your friends!

Contenders are welcome to encourage their fans to vote for them. Past participants have posted flyers and created social media campaigns to rally their troops.

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☝️One more thing …

Unrelated to doughnuts, but I just wanted to share with you all the vegetarian ramen I cooked up the other night (spoilers, it was really tasty). 

(📸: Cassie Ruud)

Which leads me to the question — what are some of your favorite vegan / vegetarian ramen shops here in Portland? Any other noodle nerds out there? Hit reply, send some noods (but only the kind that belong in ramen), and let me know. 

Enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday.

-Cassie at Bridgeliner

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