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I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for another excuse to enjoy a donut. Now we have a reason, because this coming Friday is National Donut Day!

In case you aren’t familiar with the national holiday celebrating these tasty toroids, Donut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938, to honor the men and women who served donuts to soldiers during the First World War. In an effort to provide freshly baked goods for servicemen, the Salvation Army opened up huts across France, offering pie, coffee, and most importantly, donuts. Since then, Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June.

So make sure you do your civic duty and enjoy a donut this Friday! To help us with our patriotic task, Delicious Donuts is planning on baking raised glazed donuts measuring twelve inches(!!!), with National Donut Day displayed across the top like their breakfast donuts, pictured here.

For the event, we have two sizes you can choose from: the manageable 6″ for $5, of the massive 12″ for $8. Mix it up a little with frostings like Chocolate, Maple, Vanilla, or keep it simple with Glaze. Toppings include Sprinkles, Coconut, Peanuts, or Crumbs. Mix and match to make your ideal donut!

You can also enjoy some of the other treats available through Delicious Donuts, like their Breakfast Sandwich, Burrito, or Bagels. Order a mixed dozen and get a little variety in your life. If you’re feeling like really treating yourself, try their mixed Bad Boy, with Apple Fritters, Bear Claws, and Cinnamon Rolls. Visit our order page to see what sparks your interest!

In celebration of this joyous occasion, we want to see how you enjoy your donuts! Whether it’s a quick breakfast on the go, a break at work, an early morning delight, or a slice of baked heaven whenever you have the time, show us how you enjoy the famous confection. Post your picture or video to FacebookTwitter or Instagram, tagging both Portland Pedal Power and Delicious Donuts,, and you could win a free 12″ donut! Submit your pictures and videos with the hashtag #DonutDay and we will declare a winner on Thursday, June 5th!