Who knew that doughnuts could be so devilish? When I was a kid, doughnuts were the treat you washed down with a styrofoam cup of chocolate milk after mass. They were powdery, sweet and angelic as they come. Well, they do things differently in PDX. I mean, take a look at this rouges’ gallery of pastry:
See the little guy with the pretzel stake through his heart? That’s Voodoo’s eponymous Voodoo Doll doughnut, filled with ooey gooey raspberry jam. And the adorable doughnut on the right peeping at you? That’s a Portland Cream, which is not only my favorite, but also reminds me of Portlandia’s mayor for some reason. Be sure to mosey on over to their website to check out all their crazy flavors, which include the Maple Blazer Blunt, the Captain my Captain, and of course the Tex-Ass Challenge, a doughnut equal in size to six of their doughnuts, which if consumed in 80 seconds or less, is free. (Disclaimer, the boring doughnuts were chosen by Ryan who found their plain cake doughnut and cruller to be wonderful in their simplicity.)
Of course there is a price to pay for this sinful treat. They are massively popular, and the line can be extremely long.
Open 24/7 The line can be looooooooooooong. Like over an hour long. Stop at Stumptown to grab coffee before you get in line. Cash Only. There’s another Portland location, so if you want the doughnuts without the huge wait of the downtown location, head to Voodoo Too at 1501 NE Davis St.
PS – Looking to get hitched and want to do it in a doughnut shop? They can do the deed at Voodoo Too.
Great doughnuts. A Portland institution, don’t miss it.