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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 interior

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 exterior

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.

The Voodoo Doll

First of all, their yeast doughnuts are perfection. Light and fluffy! The chocolate frosting paired with the raspberry filling was delicious. A must-order!

The Voodoo Doll

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.

The Old Dirty Bastard

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!

The Bacon Maple Bar

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.

Captain My Captain

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!

Voodoo Doughnut

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

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  1. Judy (Reply) on Monday 24, 2012

    Aaaah.. I thought I could get this on Portland street in Toronto and got excited! :(

    • Jess (Reply) on Monday 24, 2012

      Haha. If you’re looking for a good doughnut, check out Glory Hole Doughnuts in Parkdale. They’re amazing!

  2. Christopher Holmquist (Reply) on Monday 24, 2012

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m guessing you went here because you saw it on tv? It’s kind of awesome that the media is turning my hometown into a new Hollywood lol It’s not surprising you went to this location. Most people only know of this location because they’ve seen it on tv. Probably didn’t know about Voodoo Doughnuts Too on NE Davis huh. New people to Portland usually don’t. You probably were in line with a ton of tourists huh. You likely won’t ever get that with the Too location. It’s the locals location with hardly any tourists. That’s the problem with the one near China Town (which was actually Japan Town historically). All the tourists go there cramming it up (thank you media) and the employees could be nicer though. Overall great work that they’ve done here though

    • Jess (Reply) on Monday 24, 2012

      I’ve heard (and seen pictures) of the crazy lines so I came here extra early to avoid the crowd :)