So Portland is weird. I know it now. The day I decided to try to find Voodoo Doughnuts in Chinatown it was raining cats and dogs and I got lost and stuck on Burnside Bridge. Oof. Typical. But as luck would have it, I found Voodoo Doughnuts and boy was I ready to get sugared up.
When you walk into Voodoo Doughnuts you know you are walking into something albeit very Portland weird but also kinda fun. I loved the space. It smelled of freshly baked doughnuts which I could see from my place in line. It was interesting all the tourists in line were lined up like they were getting ready to meet the Soup Nazi. People were speaking in low whispers. It was weird.
The walls and front counter were plastered with memorabilia, posters, a life-size doughnut hung from the ceiling and various wild and wacky gadgets and objects acted like magpies. They were making my doughnut choice even more overwhelming.
I chose the Maple Bacon Doughnut. Eventually. A perfect mix of sugar and a small percentage of protein. How could a girl resist? This thing was going to help me get through my Forest Park trek in all its caloric goodness. The Maple Bacon Doughnut was soft, yummy, generous with a maple layer of smothering and the bacon was the perfect mix of crunchy, salty and sweet. It went right to my head. I felt loopy.
Vegan Doughnuts are also featured along with a rotating and frequently changing menu of specialty Doughnuts and unusual variations. The company offers over 100 varieties, in total. Unconventional ingredients include Cap’n Crunch, grape flavored Tang, M&M’s, Oreo cookies, and marshmallows.
Indeed quite the tourist trap, but if you are in Portland – you have to check out Voodoo Doughnuts otherwise you would not have been in Portland.
- Voodoo Doughnuts on SW 3rd
22 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97204; 503-241-4704 voodoodoughnut.com
- Voodoo Doughnuts on NE Davis
1501 NE Davis St., Portland, OR 97232; 503-235-2666 voodoodoughnut.com