This fall and winter, Portland’s doughnut scene will be getting a lot chewier. Before Lisa Nguyen opens her glutinous rice flour doughnut cafe, Heyday, within the CORE food cart pod, another mochi doughnut shop will open in Northeast Portland, from another popular Portland pop-up.
Before the year ends, chef Alex McGillivray and his partner, Emily Mikiko Strocher, hope to open Mikiko Mochi Donuts, selling doughnuts in flavors like black sesame and Thai tea alongside doughnut-bun breakfast sandwiches and mochiko chicken with mochi waffles.
Mikiko started as a pop-up in the Portland WeWork space right before the pandemic hit Portland in 2020. McGillivray and Mikiko Strocher made mochi doughnuts
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