Restaurant Review: VooDoo Doughtnut in Portland, Oregon
VooDoo Doughnut, that sounds familiar, right? That’s because everyone who has ever visited Portland makes their way to this famous bakeshop. Visitors and locals alike often visit this famous doughnut spot, and after visiting, we sure know why.
VooDoo Doughnut is a cash-only counter-serve bakeshop that makes eccentric doughnuts. Here you can get everything from a classic glazed doughnut to a erotic Cock-N-Balls doughnut to a selection of vegan doughnuts! To enter the tiny bakeshop, you must first wait in a line directed by pink dividers. Upon entering, you see doughnut-themed stained glass, revolving displays of doughnuts, chandeliers, and even a giant doughnut on the ceiling.
The raised yeast doughnuts were of great quality — not too greasy and light. Many of their favorite flavors have vegan alternatives so you’re never stuck with one or two options. The McMinnville Cream was our favorite and a sure winner for lovers of maple with its decadent frosting and bavarian cream filling.
No doughnut tasted like an “alternative” and each had a memorable flavor profile. VooDoo is a great place to experience whether you like to stick to traditional flavors or you like to try anything once.
The shop may be a tourist attraction but it’s worth the hype. The venue is quirky, the doughnuts are enjoyable, and you’re bound to never get tired of their unique flavors.
Brianne Nemiroff-Hagerty is a freelance writer and editor originally from Los Angeles, California. She has had her work published in multiple magazines including VIVA GLAM Magazine, One Green Planet, and CraftBeer.com. She is currently traveling around the U.S. and Canada discovering the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants, products, and festivals that each city has to offer!
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