If you are ever in Portland, you must visit Voodoo Doughnuts.
Located downtown just off the corner of 3rd and Burnside (on the southwest corner of the intersection), Voodoo Doughnuts is a Portland landmark! More than that, Voodoo Doughnuts is a Portland tradition—you must stop in and have a doughnut if you are in the Portland area.
What makes Voodoo Doughnuts so special? Is it the voodoo juice the owners claim to have shipped when they began their business? Maybe. Maybe it is their in-your-face personality and refusal to conform to the likes of chains like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts. You’ll find more than simple glazed confections here. You can get a maple bar with bacon on it, a doughnut topped with fruit loops, a doughnut in the shape of a voodoo doll, or their infamous pastry shaped like *ahem* certain parts of the male anatomy (one of their best sellers- go figure).
Portland’s motto is “Keep Portland Weird,” and Voodoo Doughnuts takes that very seriously. Not only can you get any kind of doughnut you want (if they don’t have it, you can call ahead and request that a special doughnut be made) but you can buy a variety of apparel and take Swahili lessons! For the extremely Voodoo Doughnut enamored, the eatery offers one hundred percent legal weddings!
Pricewise, Voodoo Doughnuts is more than reasonable. Prices start at eighty five cents and go up to five dollars, depending on the doughnut you want!
Situated between the Paris Theater and Berbati’s Pan, Voodoo Doughnuts can be easy to miss if you aren’t sure what you are looking for. Look for the red door in the brick wall and the small sign that says, simply, “Voodoo Doughnuts” above the door.