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Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR - (503) 241-4704
Posted By Deborah Pastor on 7/27/2010 11:59:00 AM
The best advice I can give to donut lovers is: GO EARLY. At 8:30 on a weekday morning, the line was ten minutes. An hour later the line was outside the store and every other time I passed by, the line was around the block. I liked Voodoo donuts but not enough to wait an hour for them. The best of the lot were the cruellers. They were light, airy and intensely flavorful - meaning that I could eat twice as many as regular donuts. The apple fritter is huge and yummy. It could have used a bit more apple, but that didn't stop us for eating it on the way out the store. The buttermilk bar was too donutty for me, a bit too dense. The classic donut was just right. As you can tell, I don't like speciality donuts with numerous toppings. But whether you like simple donuts or the speciality kinds, you'll find what you want at Voodoo donuts. Final advice - visit the website before visiting the store. There are so many kinds of donuts that you will want to peruse the menu carefully. The menu in the store is short on explanation and with the long lines you will not be able to ask a lot of questions at the counter. If only I had known about the lemon chiffon crueller....

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Weird, but it works ... at least for one of us Sterns, who loved the crunch of the bacon combined with the intense maple frosting atop this fine pastry. The other Stern thought it somewhat Frankensteinian.
"Weird, but it works ... at least for one of us Sterns, who loved the crunch of the bacon combined with the intense maple frosting atop this fine pastry. The other Stern thought it somewhat Frankensteinian."
Michael Stern





The day's selection is displayed on the revolvng shelves of a glass case. Note the large selection of vegan doughnuts. Vegan fare is a not uncommon option in Portland's multitude of counter culture eateries.
"The day's selection is displayed on the revolvng shelves of a glass case. Note the large selection of vegan doughnuts. Vegan fare is a not uncommon option in Portland's multitude of counter culture eateries."
Michael Stern


There is an immensely satisfying crunch to the crust of these old fashioned doughnuts, glazed to the left, chocolate-frosted to the right.
"There is an immensely satisfying crunch to the crust of these old fashioned doughnuts, glazed to the left, chocolate-frosted to the right."
Michael Stern


We're not sure what the space occupied by Voodoo Doughnut used to be, but its raw industrial nature has not been monkeyed with and it adds a brawny charm to this destination doughnut shop.
"We're not sure what the space occupied by Voodoo Doughnut used to be, but its raw industrial nature has not been monkeyed with and it adds a brawny charm to this destination doughnut shop."
Michael Stern


Voodoo Doughnut cast a powerful come-back-to-me spell on those who eat them.
"Voodoo Doughnut cast a powerful come-back-to-me spell on those who eat them."
Michael Stern



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