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- 78%Local Culture
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 75%Family Travelers
- 61%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (64)
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Mar 01, 2014
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!
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 29, 2014
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!
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 14, 2014
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.
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFamily Travelers+ 4Jul 12, 2013
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!
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 26, 2012
When in Portland...
Vegan donuts = Win
We got lucky and visited when there was really no line. We had the namesake Voodoo doll donut and the chocolate/Oreo/PB donut. They were both delicious, decadent and fun.
The creative decorations and flavor combinations make this place worth visiting again!
It's a small shop and I can imagine it must be kind of crazy when the lines are long, but the employees were really friendly and pleasant. The only downsides are the kind of shady area with people begging and having to pay for parking.Recommended for:Vegetarian
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 11, 2013
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.
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3Aug 26, 2013
Second best donut shop in the country. This place is creative. The line gets long. But it is worth the wait.
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
Long lines but makes a great souvenir! The doughnuts are good and the line doesn't take that long.
Be prepared for locals walking by and saying things like "who would line up for a doughnut?!" Ignore them the doughnuts are pretty awesome.
- Voodoo DoughnutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Doughnuts and punk rock, what could be better! Not only are the doughnuts fresh and tasty, their fun to look at and fun to photograph. Colorful place, open late, wear black leather.