Voodoo Doughnut

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Being a serious coffee city, it makes sense that Portland is also home to many excellent breakfast pastries. You’ll find some of the best, and most unusual at Voodoo Doughnut. We were tipped off to this place by Roadfood.com user Mr. Chips, who described it as a “great place to view Portland’s strong Goth culture as well as sample tasty donuts.” There is a strong counter-culture ambience to this bakery that looks a little like an after-hours club; whether or not it’s Goth, we cannot say. But we can tell you with certainty that the donuts are dandy.

There are beautiful old-fashioned cake donuts with crunchy crust and creamy insides, puffy raised donuts, one glazed behemoth as big as a pizza labeled a Tex-Ass donut, and donuts topped with powdered sugar, multicolored jimmies, and all sorts of flavored glazes. The menu listed many mysteries that we’d love to return to find out about, including a no-name donut, a dirt donut, a cock & balls donut, a dirty snowball, and a diablos rex. The most curious item on the menu above the counter was “non existing fritter,” its cost null.

The pastry I recommend the most is one to which Mr. Chips alerted us: a bacon-maple bar. It is a substantial buttermilk long john frosted with maple glaze and festooned with strips of bacon that somehow, magically, retains a welcome crunch. What a great all-in-one breakfast!

What to Eat
Voodoo Doughnut, Donut
Donut
Must-Try
There is an immensely satisfying crunch to the crust of these old fashioned doughnuts, glazed to the left, chocolate-frosted to the right.
Voodoo Doughnut, Maple Bacon Bar
Maple Bacon Bar
Must-Try
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.
Voodoo Doughnut, Memphis Mafia
Memphis Mafia
If you like chocolate, peanut butter and banana together, the Memphis Mafia is for you.
Voodoo Doughnut, Blue Moon Pie
Blue Moon Pie
Odd, but delicious, the blue moon pie donut is a chocolate donut covered with graham crackers and filled with blue marshmallow.
Directions and Hours
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SundayOpen 24 hours
MondayOpen 24 hours
TuesdayOpen 24 hours
WednesdayOpen 24 hours
ThursdayOpen 24 hours
FridayOpen 24 hours
SaturdayOpen 24 hours
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 5 MILES | 26 min

Probably because it is the home of Starbuck's, Seattle gets credit as the Northwest's great coffee city. It is great, no doubt about that, but so is Portland, Oregon; and in our experience, the cupcakes, donuts and other pastries in the City of Roses are without peer. Here are a handful of our favorite stops…

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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
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