[BAKERY] If I crave one thing in Portland, it’s a moist, cakey, nutmeggy glazed applesauce cake doughnut from Annie’s. Two things? Add an Annie’s cinnamon-and-sugar-sprinkled applesauce doughnut to my order. Although it has changed owners, the nondescript shop at the junction of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Fremont Street hasn’t redecorated for three decades—and, really, why bother? All the goods are front and center in two bakery cases: tangy buttermilk bars, craggy apple and raspberry fritters, cinnamon twists, devil’s food cake rounds and the mysterious “peanut butter butterfly,” which tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup mated with a doughnut.
Grocery list: All of the above ($6.49 small, $7.99 medium, $9.49 large dozen). Plus two more of those applesauce doughnuts.