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🍩 Ultimate Portland Doughnut Bracket: The Final Four

It’s time to see how our doughnut lineup for our Ultimate Portland Doughnut Bracket did — and speculate who will make it to the Championship.

This week’s race saw close calls, sweet flavors, and spicy passion from all of you who voted.

So without further ado, let’s start scrolling and check out those results!

😊 You lot are NOSTALGIC

From apple fritters, to smores, to bear claws and old fashioned doughnuts, Portland voters showed a love for “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” for the Final Four.

🤔 Angel’s Old Fashioned Doughnut is in the lead

This old fashioned, cake style doughnut showed up in force — followed quickly by another Angel’s treat, the Apple Bear Claw. It’s now Angel’s vs. Angel’s. You’ll have a tough choice for which of these tasty pastries makes it to the Championship: Will Angel’s bear claw dig in, or will an experienced classic come through?

😬 Two contenders are neck and neck

Donut Queen’s Apple Fritter and Nola’s S’mores doughnut bested their competition by bringing in similar voting scores — but how will results shake out (sprinkle out?) for the Championship Round?

To reiterate: Our bracket is not here to find the “best” Portland doughnut because “best” means something different to everybody. We’re here to highlight the doughnuts that Portlanders really love — the ones you feel best represent our fair city.

Even if your favorite doughnut didn’t make it to this round, we hope you’ll show all of our nominated doughnut shops some love and support. 💖

Portlanders really 💖 a good doughnut

Across the board, we saw voters pick passionately and root for their favorite Portland doughnut. You all showed your love with well over 125 votes pouring in. We are sure to see more tight races and victors as our four doughnuts get whittled down to the Championship Round.

Vote here by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, to see who makes it to the FINAL ROUND.

❓ Bracket FAQs

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.