Monday, July 19, 2010

Voodoo Donuts | Portland, OR

The question is, "How do you do the voodoo that you do?" For Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson and Tres Shannon, owners of Portland's Voodoo Donuts, they would simply reply with "The magic is in the hole!" And if you have ever let your taste buds dance around such concoctions as the Voodoo Doll, the Cock-n-Balls, the Memphis Mafia, the Old Dirty Bastard, or the Double Bubble, you know what they mean.

During our visit, we grappled with the choice of diving into the $6.00 bucket of day-olds (there must have been 15 to 20 donuts in there) or go with the dirty-dozen where the person behind the counter selects a variety of Voodoo's best. Our eyes were like saucers, and once we decided, we just sat back with the kids and basked in sugary bliss. Oh ... One more thing. If you are feeling extremely adventurous, ask about the Texas Challenge. If you are "man" enough to put one of these down in 80 seconds, you get your money back and earn the right to brag to your friends before slipping into a coma. But be sure to wake up soon or you may find yourself with a wedding ring on your finger. That's right, the proprietors of Voodoo Donuts can and do perform LEGAL WEDDINGS!!! You have been served.

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  1. Why are there so few good donut shops? A proper donut is one of life's true pleasures.

  2. When that place is busy it is nuts!


  3. Oh how I loved Voodoo Donuts in Portland! They are spoiled in that city. Between Voodoo and Stumptown, mornings can be daily bliss!

  4. On your recommendation, Cathy and Ed took the kids to Voodoo Donuts this summer (while I had a tennis lesson) and they had a great time eating all the different donuts. They were so kind to bring a few home for me to sample. And last month, Voodoo Donuts was featured in our local paper! I've been enjoying reading all your posts. I'm heading to S.F. in October. Any suggestions?

  5. Steph: Too many to count! Dynamo Donuts, SF Creamery in Walnut Creek, Tartine. I'm hoping more posts for the bay area before your trip. Thanks for the follow!! We appreciate it!