Five great doughnut shops

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. Honey Doughnuts and Goodies.  Finishers of the annual 30-mile Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run (Jul 9) are handed a coveted prize: a freshly baked honeyglazed doughnut from Honey. 4373 Gallant Ave.; 604/929-4988.

PORTLAND Sesame Donuts. In a nod to the owner's Middle Eastern heritage, the signature doughnut is glazed, then dipped into toasted sesame seeds. Get a bag o' holes with six varieties, including sesame and jelly-filled (15 for $1). 6990 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.; 503/297-8175.

PORTLAND Voodoo Doughnut.  What happens when you poke a voodoo doll that's a doughnut? The raspberry filling squirts out, of course―at this funky all-night haunt, at least. 22 S.W. Third Ave.; www.voodoodoughnut.com or 503/241-4704.

SEATTLE Sophie's Handmade Donuts. Everything is made from scratch, including the custard filling for the bismarcks. Try the old-fashioned buttermilk cake doughnuts, which are rolled and cut out by hand. Closed Sat-Sun. 2238 Eastlake Ave. E.; 206/ 323-7132.

SEATTLE Top Pot Doughnuts.  Forty-five varieties. Locations in Capitol Hill (609 Summit Ave. E.; 206/323-7841),downtown (2124 Fifth Ave.; 206/728- 1966), and a new one in the works in Wedgwood (206/525- 1966). www.toppotdonuts.com―SUSAN HAUSER