There didn’t seem to be any better way to jump start my reviews from my amazing Portland, Oregon trip than the rave-worthy Voodoo Doughnut.
A couple months ago I saw a photo on Instagram that immediately incited my desire and set my mouth watering.
When I found out these delectable aperitifs hailed from Portland it became the one MUST DO thing on our girls trip.
When we got there the line was out the door and around the corner. Luckily, it was also during the Saturday market so we had some live music in the form of a street performer on stilts. 45 minutes later (which I’m told is actually not that bad of a wait) we were inside the carb mecca and choosing between doughnuts named after famous people (The Marshall Mathers – M&M toppings), questionable pop culture references (Gay Bar Doughnut – Long John with rainbow colored fruit loops), outright sexual references (Butterfingering Doughnut – topped with, you guessed it, Butterfinger crumbs) and any flavor of sugary cereal you can imagine.
We each picked out our own doughnut knowing full well we’d be sharing and taste testing each other’s.
I, naturally, chose the Loop, since I had been lusting after it for months, and it did not disappoint. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it…
We also got the “Triple Chocolate Penetration” which is a cake doughnut topped with cocoa puffs, the “Bacon Maple Bar,” and the “Portland Creme” doughnut. I was surprisingly pleased to see that even though these doughnuts have become such a big deal, the prices remain reasonable, at 1-2$ per doughnut.
*Tip: This is a cash only establishment and while we were there the ATM was out of order, so I suggest you come with cash ready so you don’t wait in line all that time just to find out you’re going to leave unsatisfied.
I like to call this collage “Sugar High.” It accurately depicts the demolition of doughnuts.
My favorite was actually the cocoa puff one followed by the fruit loop doughnut. My least favorite was the maple bacon. I identify myself as a bacon purist and the combination of it with maple and sugar was just too much.
I think my favorite part about Voodoo Doughnut and probably Portland, is that while pizza is the 2am bar close food of choice in Minnesota, in Portland it’s doughnuts. Voodoo Doughnuts is open 24 hours and busier after bar close than during the day.
Even being gluten intolerant, I just want to finish up this review by stating sometimes gluten is just worth the risk…
22 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204