We couldn’t leave Portland without hitting up one of their most popular destinations, Voodoo Doughnut.
We arrived at their original location (they have 2 other locations) around 9am on a weekday and were happy to see that there wasn’t a long line. Long lines aren’t unusual here. My family waited half an hour to get their doughnut fix so it definitely pays to drop by during non-peak hours.
The doughnuts here aren’t quite as refined as Doughnut Plant but they certainly have more of a fun element to them. Each day Voodoo Doughnut has an incredible variety of doughnuts, many of which have provocative names such as the “triple chocolate penetration”, “cock-n-balls” and the “butterfingering” to name a few.
The first doughnut I tried was their signature Voodoo Doll – raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake. For one of their simpler doughnuts, it turned out to be my favourite of the bunch.
First of all, their yeast doughnuts are perfection. Light and fluffy! The chocolate frosting paired with the raspberry filling was delicious. A must-order!
Next up was the Old Dirty Bastard – raised yeast doughnut with chocolate frosting, Oreo’s and peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter…it’s a classic combination! I just found it a little too sweet for my liking. Oh and be careful, the melty peanut butter makes this a messy one to eat.
We also tried the Bacon Maple Bar – raised yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top. The maple and bacon combination is all the rage these days. Again, this doughnut was made from their winning yeast base with enough bacon for every bite. A darn good bacon maple doughnut!
Last but not least was the Captain My Captain – raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Captain Crunch. Although I didn’t plan on ordering a cereal doughnut, Mike ordered one since the menu featured so many cereal doughnuts. This doughnut was a surprising hit for me. It had a nice thin vanilla glaze and the cereal gave it a nice crunch. I’d order this one again in a heartbeat.
Overall, I thought the doughnuts here were fantastic (especially since I didn’t have to wait over half an hour for them). I recommend picking up some doughnuts and walking down the block to Stumptown for some coffee to wash them down. Can’t have doughnuts without a cup of joe!
At a glance:
• Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
• An incredible variety of doughnuts
• Small storefront but plenty of picnic tables outside
• Notorious for long lines
Ratings (out of 5):
• Food: 4 stars
• Service: N/A
• Atmosphere: N/A