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Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Craig Weichmann
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    5 Jul 01, 2014

    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 Mar 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!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    5 Jan 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!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    5 Jan 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.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
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    5 Jul 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!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
    Andrea L
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    5 Nov 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.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Diane Olson Bailey
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    5 Jun 09, 2012
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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 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.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Chris
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    5 Jul 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.

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Jul 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.

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 May 06, 2014

    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 Doughnut
    Molly
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    4 May 06, 2013

    The unique variety of donuts are an absolute staple to Portlanders. The first time I came to Voodoo, I went to the original store and waited nearly an hour in a seemingly never-ending line. The pink building has faster service, but regardless the donuts are sweet, quirky, and delicious. The decor is nevertheless the same quirkiness, but I love the pure aura and taste of Portland manifested at Voodoo.

    The donuts aren't super fresh, but they're still delicious unique treats. For something "classic", get the maple bacon bar or voodoo bar; for unique, get anything topped with cereal, candy, or powder. Or try one of everything!

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Jade
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    4 May 19, 2014

    Donuts are fresh and named.....haha

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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Huy
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    4 Feb 17, 2013
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  • Voodoo Doughnut
    Rosemary Tsai
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    4 Sep 11, 2013

    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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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Sep 11, 2013

    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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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I looked at the doughnuts, but dared not touch. It'd be hard to choose just one!

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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    4 Apr 10, 2011
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  • Voodoo DoughnutPro 2014
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    3 Mar 06, 2014

    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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    3 Sep 29, 2013

    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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4.5 out of 5
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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 ... read more
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