Voodoo Doughnut is one of Portland’s most popular food/tourist destinations because of their wacky donut offerings, especially since it showed up in Bourdain's show (and was apparently mentioned in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club).
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The line at the original location seems to always be long and we waited 45 minutes to get our pink box, you know the one good things come in!)
One of Voodoo Doughnut’s claims to fame is their maple bacon bar, which is literally topped with two slices of crisped bacon. I thought it may be all hype because of its weirdness but it was actually really good! Nickel Diner’s maple bacon donut has nothing against this. I like the texture of voodoo’s donut and the maple icing was sweet but not sticky like Nickel’s. The bacon? Worked surprisingly well. Wandering Chopsticks and I were glad we each got one but regretted that we didn’t each get two.
The Voodoo Doll doughnut is just a chocolate dipped, raspberry-filled bar, but you should order it anyway because it’s shaped like a voodoo doll with a pretzel stake through its heart!
The Old Dirty Bastard is a hefty one, dipped in crumbled Oreos and drizzled with peanut butter.
Mexican Hot Chocolate is a cake donut dusted with spicy chocolate powder.
There are many many more weird donuts with creative names.
"The Loop" covered in fruit loops
Portland Cream, filled with Bavarian cream.
The line was long as we were there on a Saturday. All in all it was a fun place to visit and the maple bacon bar is worth a try. Across the street a sign says "Keep Portland Weird." This seemed to be just the type of place that makes Portland weird.
22 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204