2nd Child - another post related to food. Let's see if I can get something with my daughter that fits. Made a little trip to Pip's Orignal Doughnuts and Chai today and Gavin took care of business. He is (and so am I) especially fond of the ones topped with Bacon.
A few weeks ago I spent a couple days with the team at Pip's Original Doughnuts and Chai in NE Portland. There's nothing quite like an all-access pass so you can get up close with those tiny doughnuts and the wonderful folks who make them!
The owners Nate and Jamie Snell have built a business based on a spirit of family, community and great food. From the recipes, the way they treat their employees, and the decor and feel of their beautiful space on NE Fremont, it's clear there's something special going on here.
Nate was recently featured on the Podcast Right at the Fork where they dig into the origins of Pip's, how they were inspired to do this combination of doughnuts and hand-crafted chai and what the future holds. I really liked hearing more about the way they are striving to build a true community with other folks in the vibrant food scene here in Portland.
A few weeks back I reached out to Nate and Jamie Snell the owners of Pip's Original Donuts here in Portland about doing a documentary photoshoot of their amazing location, people, community spirit and of course the Donuts.
As we were standing there in the shop talking about the project, some first-time customers walked in and Nate took the opportunity to step away from our conversation to do what he does best. There's an enthusiasm and care that goes into everything they do and I can't wait to share the photos from my 2 sessions at the shop.
Aisy and I had lunch with Shaun and then stopped by Pips before heading home. Not a bad way to spend a Friday.
Pip's was just 2 doors down from lunch. It was more work to not go there really. No photos of the actual donuts, just the decor which is decidedly Portland.
The Doughnuts were Cinnamon and Sugar and didn't have time for a portrait.