Every country in the world has its beloved version of sweetened fried dough. With Blue Star, not only do we want to embrace that tradition, but we want to turn it loose and see where it can go! After traveling to the refined, elegant patisseries of Europe, we were inspired to elevate the humble donut beyond its roots. Our team works hard on our recipes and takes enormous pride in tediously crafting them from scratch – and if our donuts bring a smile to your face and a sigh to your tastebuds, it’s all worth it.
Katie Poppe is the owner and co-founder of Blue Star Donuts, in addition to Little Big Burger, Boxer Ramen, Boxer Sushi, Son of a Biscuit, Hop Dog, and Camden’s Catsup. She was recently honored as a recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 2015 40 under 40 award, and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Portland chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. A systems-designer since trying to get out of childhood chores, Poppe thrives on refining complexity and maximizing efficiency. Her passion for high-quality, reasonably-priced food and sharp business skills compliment business partner Camden’s wild culinary creativity rather harmoniously.
Micah Camden is the owner and co-founder of Blue Star Donuts, along with Little Big Burger, Boxer Ramen, Boxer Sushi, Son of a Biscuit, Hop Dog, Camden’s Catsup, Yakuza Lounge, Beast, and D.O.C. An ingenious foodie since burning out his childhood kitchen, Camden’s entrepreneurial zeal and sharp palate have matured and thrived in the Pacific Northwest. After joining forces with Poppe in 2009, the duo have opened more than 22 restaurants together across the globe.