Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)

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).

Maple Bacon Bar
Maple Bacon Bar

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!)
It's small and dinky, but we found it fun and kitschy. This is not some fancy gourmet doughnut shop, mind you.


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!
Voodoo Doll Doughnut

The Old Dirty Bastard is a hefty one, dipped in crumbled Oreos and drizzled with peanut butter.
Old Dirty Bastard

Mexican Hot Chocolate is a cake donut dusted with spicy chocolate powder.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Donut

There are many many more weird donuts with creative names.

"The Loop" covered in fruit loops
The Loop

Portland Cream, filled with Bavarian cream.
They also had an extensive selection of vegan doughnuts.

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.


Voodoo Doughnut
22 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 241-4704
Voodoo Doughnut on Urbanspoon



Seriously, why does LA not have an awesome doughnut place like this?! We're really weird here - we should have tons of weird doughnut shops!


I agree with Diana's sentiments. LA NEEDS a funky doughnut shop ASAP! Can't wait to try the bacon maple bar one of these days.

Gourmet Pigs   © 2008. Template Recipes by Emporium Digital