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Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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  • Voodoo Doughnut
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    What is left to say about this doughnut pioneer? As seen on every foodie spotlight show and profiled in every culinary and travel magazine, Voodoo Doughnut's charm endures. They may not have been the first to make doughnuts out of Cap'n Crunch or Fruity Pebbles, but they certainly were the first to build an entire empire around such a mash-up. Locals will tell you not to become distracted by the more outrageous recipes, and to instead focus on the maple bars and big-as-your-head apple fritters. I say do what feels right.

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    I'm glad I went, I've had that on my bucket list since it was featured on No Reservations. They had a wide variety of donuts, but the menu only shows names. I had to pull up a menu on my phone to figure out what I wanted.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut

    Good, strange, fun. Long lines. If you want a good doughnut without the lines and decorated with fruit loops, try Blue Star.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    They hype is real, come get those amazing stuffed fillings with crazy stuff on top of the donuts. So glad to be coming here on the weekdays when the line is not out the door and wrapped around the building.

    Everything tasted good with a cup of coffee. Go ahead, order some more and take it to-go. Cheers!

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    Voodoo Doughnut is a Portland signature spot to visit. Their donuts are insanely huge and interesting. They have sex-themed donuts too, and lots of cereal crusted ones as well as the the ever-so-popular maple bacon bar. I'm not a huge fan of sweets so once was enough for me. They are open late night which suits the party crowd who get hungry after drinking. The shop is fun and quirky, and tourists love the place!

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
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    More of an idea than a place you should actually eat. A doughnut with a layer Cap'n Crunch sounds intriguing, right? It is that, and it's also repulsive.

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    Second best donut shop in the country. This place is creative. The line gets long. But it is worth the wait.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    5/2014 UPDATE

    "Now go do that Voodoo that you do so well!"

    Similarly, the Voodoo Doughnut cache continues as evidenced by the huge mid-day lines outside and the number of pink boxes I saw from fellow passengers on the plane back to Oakland a few Sunday evenings ago.

    My Son and I were at the Portland Saturday Market mid-morning and as the Voodoo Doughnut line was only on the inside of their establishment. Please note the ATM in the alleyway, as this place remains a cash business.

    The Kid went for 2 types of specialty donuts (Grape Ape and Orangatang) and loved them. I ordered the relatively mundane chocolate old fashioned as I wanted to see what Voodoo could do with the basics. What I found was that like specialty coffee drinks, fancy sugary treats on top of a doughnut often dramatically improves off the average basics below.

    My Advice? By all means, "check the box" and give Voodoo Doughnut a go and a another go. At the same time, there's no place like Timmy's.
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    Gayle, my son and I returned from Portland one time, with a small box of Voodoo donuts in tow. As it turns out a few of his school friends had heard about Voodoo Doughnuts and asked him to bring some back. That included 2 maple bacon, 1 Captain Crunch, an orange mango for Gayle and a plain old chocolate glazed for me. And throughout our trip to PDX (on the TriMet from Downtown), through Security, and onwards to school the next day, my son kept those doughnuts close.

    I had my donut the next morning and it was very good, even though it was day old. My son's buddies also liked their treat, although I could barely stand to look at those bacon strips on top of the maple bars.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    I tried to come to this location last time I was in town, but they were closed for remodeling, so we walked all the way to Voodoo Doughnuts Too.(yah, I still can't believe we did that).

    That being said, it's no wonder I actually enjoyed the doughnuts this time!!

    1. location was actually open
    2. no line on a Friday afternoon. BOOM
    3. maple bacon doughnut was way better than I remembered..love the smoky bacon goodness
    4. mango tang!? - mango filling with tang sprinkled on top..GENIUS
    5. who doesn't love a voodoo shaped doughnut stuffed with raspberry filling

    TIP: there's a bunch of benches outside to site and enjoy your gluten puff pastry goodness!

    TIP 2: I thought apple cider was a good idea, but stick with coffee. Sweet and more sweet will definitely have you on a sugar OD. I had to steal my bf's coffee to wash down the dough ;)

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    After appearing on the Food network and travel channel Voodoo has become a hot spot. there's always a long line no matter what time of day. The donuts are always fresh and there's some really original concoctions. The most popular being the Maple bacon donut. A little overrated in general and more of a tourist spot but worth stopping by.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    This place is unique and a can't miss! Find doughnuts with bacon on it to doughnuts of all weird shapes and sizes. Amazing little place.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    Quite possibly the hottest spot in Portland and I have to say I can see why! This place embodies the uber quirkiness that is Portland. There is pretty much always a line out the door and around the corner for these out of this world confectionery delights! I was overwhelmed by the selection and unsure what to choose the first time around but really you can't go wrong. I would suggest trying a simple Portland creme, just like a Boston creme but the best I've ever had! It's so hard to just choose one which may explain why many people leave with a bright pink box full of this incredible yumminess!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    I would and HAVE walked across town for a Voodoo Doughnut. They spell doughnut correctly and they have tons of vegan options! I love the Mango Tango personally, tang frosting and mango filling. So much good!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    Like donuts? This is a must-try in Portland. Voodoo Doughnut is an iconic institution in downtown Portland. The lines get long, the wait can be frustrating, and the smell of donuts waiting to be eaten could be unbearable. Worth it? Totally.

    I came early morning to try Voodoo Doughnut. There was no line. Since I already checked into the menu prior to my visit, I handed over a short list of donuts to the staff. They were happy I made it so easy for them to pack. The donuts came in a bright pink box, reminiscent of a Chinese bakery box. It was sturdy and made it all the way home to California.

    But not before I ate some donuts that morning over coffee at Stumptown.

    Try the bacon maple bar! It was absolutely amazing. One bite and I was hooked. The texture of the donut was airy and soft, topped with a delicious maple glaze and two slices of crispy bacon. The combined flavors made the best bacon donut I had ever tasted.

    Second to the bacon maple bar was the Old Dirty Bastard, which was covered in chocolate frosting, oreos and peanut butter. Wow! It tasted pretty good, even after being reheated in the microwave back at home. Rich, chocolatey, and sweet. My favorite ice cream as a kid was cookies and cream, so this donut met my taste buds perfectly.

    As for the signature Voodoo Doll, I thought the decoration and shape were very cute, but it just wasn't for me. I don't like jelly donuts in the first place, so this one didn't appeal to me. If you like jelly donuts, you may like this kind of donut.

    Prices varied. Basic ring shaped donuts were $0.95. Specialty donuts ranged from $1.95 (e.g. Old Dirty Bastard) to $5.25 (e.g. Cock-n-balls). Buying all the premier donuts adds up quickly, and could easily cost $15+ for a handful of donuts.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut

    Ridiculous donuts that are worth the often-long wait! You can get anything from traditional glazed donuts to crazy oreo-covered or bacon flavored donuts!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    Voodoo Doughnut is popular with tourists and recent transplants, and while it's far from a Portland institution, they've done a great job marketing themselves as such. These guys used to run a little cafe-music venue called the X-Ray Cafe back in Portland's grunge days, but their donut enterprise is where they've really made a name for themselves. They once made a batch of NyQuil donuts once, which apparently didn't go over too well with the health department. They're known for their funky doughnut shapes (think cheesy bachelorette party shapes) and unusual recipes. They also have vegan options available. Best of all, the doughnuts here are cheap as chips.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
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    An interesting stop that you'll need to make when you're here in Portland. The donuts are good (solid 4), but not out of the ordinary.

    1. Voodoo Donut - chocolate donuts with raspberry filling, soft dough with gooey raspberry jam

    2. Maple glazed donut with creme - delicious, but a little too much creamy filling.

    Thanks to Suki B.!

    Tip: Expect around a 10 ~ 30 minutes wait, depending on day and time.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    Featured in IFC's Portlandia, Voodoo Doughnut is a prerequisite stop for any must-see place in Portland. You get to see the multi-pierced, tattooed Portlanders waiting in line outside and enter into a funky, bubble gum pink interior. Each doughnut is uniquely made and has entertaining names such as the Mango Tango, the Old Dirty Bastard, and Maple Bacon Bar.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    Open late in a neighborhood full of bars means it's always a line out of the door for Voodoo Doughnuts, but it's worth it. The doughnuts aren't the sort you'll find in most places. I go for the Grape Ape, a giant suger doughnut with grape Kool Aid powder as the topping. It's almost too much.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
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    Wow! Multiple friends had mentioned that a stop at Voodoo donuts was a "must Do' in Portland. If the line around the building was any indication of how good these donuts were, we would've come sooner! I am not a huge donut person, but my husband is a fanatic and was blown away. Don't miss the Portland Creme and the vegan options!

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Get to know Portland's quirkier side with a stop at this beloved local chain, where doughnuts come in all shapes and sizes. Try one with Captain Crunch, bacon or purple sprinkles. If you fall in love with the place, consider bringing your special someone there to get hitched. Wedding ceremonies feature an ordained minister reading vows underneath the "holy doughnut," and, of course, doughnuts and coffee for your guests.

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