Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Magic Is In the Hole at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland
Voodoo Doughnut in Portland
When is a donut more than a donut? When it's a Voodoo Doughnut, of course. I return for more sugary goodness and this time I drag my wife along to stand in line for donuts in Portland in February. Read my full review with pictures after the break.

OK, so I got lucky with the weather: It's been beautiful all week in Portland despite it being February. No rain in sight, clear skies, and warm-ish weather. Which is a good thing, because every time I've been to Voodoo Doughnut, there's been a line outside. The line moves pretty quickly, but it can take twenty minutes or longer before you are shoving these strangely-named donuts into your mouth.

Old Dirty Bastard with Oreo cookies and peanut butter
Old Dirty Bastard with Oreo cookies and peanut butter
I've never had a piping hot donut here. But never a stale one, either. They keep the quality exactly the same all the time.

Orangatan donut at Voodoo Doughnut
Orangatang donut at Voodoo Doughnut is made with real orange Tang!

Bacon maple bar at Voodoo Doughnut
Bacon maple bar at Voodoo Doughnut provides your morning protein
These are sweet donuts. Very sweet. Looking for a savory donut? Go to Blue Star Donuts.

Portland Cream donut with Bavarian cream. The two eyes "represent the vision of our great city" according to the menu.
Lemon powdered
Buttermilk bar is just a buttermilk bar. No voodoo.
I forgot to get the glazed donut, which tastes like an ordinary glazed except it's super-sized.

Probably you've had a better donut somewhere else, but you probably can't beat the experience of going to Voodoo Doughnut. This is the Disneyland of doughnuts. Waiting in line, the excitement, talking to strangers about donuts, and enjoying your sugary treats in the heart of Portland.

Even the boxes are a lot of fun with intricate drawings to stare at while you are in a sugar stupor.

TIP: It's cash only at Voodoo Doughnut.

The original location is open 24 hours. Check their web site for the other locations in Portland and Eugene.

Voodoo Doughnut is listed in Walking Portland, an excellent book with many historic and interesting walks in Portland.

Voodoo Doughnut has been on many TV food shows, including Man Vs. Food. See TV Food Maps for the list of shows.

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