Back to Portland Oregon (or “Oregun”)!

As we travel back and forth throughout the country, one of our stops was in beautiful sunny rainy Portland.

Portland…the city of hippes, offbeat, self-proclaimed weirdos and beatniks. Shockingly typical because every city says their more weird than the other.

Let’s get down to brass tax – I’m hungry so what kind of grub do you have!?!!? A resounding response from almost all the local yokals is Voodoo Doughnut.

Featured on such shows as Travel Channel’s No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain and G4TV’s AOTS (Attack of the Show) – we figured what could be so appealing for a doughnut?

We rolled up to their temporary home on Davis cause their other locations are under repair…

Where is this place again?

…and this sign was helpful in finding this nondescript place.

Parking lot is filled with kitchy signs which fit Portland’s mantra of weird.

Signs in their parking lot...

But clearly the Peptol Bismol flavored trucks and buildings entranced the crowd to zombie stumble their way in for doughnuts.

I like the pink

Inside, this line was comparatively short for their normally snaking-out-the-back-of-the-store lines.

Inside VooDoo Doughnuts

Weird oddities on the walls and a mini-me coffin on the trash can makes these Portlanders a mark above strange. Yep-bonus weird points for VooDoo Doughnuts.

Coffin-done. Weirdness-confirmed.

Nearing the front of the line, they not only have their menus on the walls…

Line moves fast so be ready to order

…but lacking full descriptions…

Man, I need glasses

…but a rotating multi-level tray of their selection of doughnuts helps! #nomnom

Rotating doughnuts - sexytime!

This is as close as you’re gonna get for doughnuts on a pole aka stripper doughnuts. Magical and entrancing indeed!

Humor doesn’t end with the decor in the store as their box gives its own homage to the pink “boxes” of the world.

A pink....er....box...for your enjoyment

All Rights Reserved for your eating enjoyment.

Captain my Captain: Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Captain Crunch- $1.25

Captain my Captain!

This looked marvelous as my anticipation of crunchy cereal on a soft warm doughnut was conceptually perfection in my mind.

Crunchacruncha?

Clearly the vanilla frosting acted as the “milk” in this breakfast monstrosity.

Can it be...breakfast all in one?

My first few bites? Well, doughnut was good, frosting was good…but my Captain has turned stale!

Captain Crunch? More like Captain Stale

That’s right, the Captain Crunch used as the topping was stale and soft. Such high hopes dashed by stale cereal. Booooooooo.

Moving along to one of my more favorite cartoon characters (along with Hong Kong Phooey and Snorks)

Grape Ape: Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles – $ 1.25

Grape Ape doughnut

This duality of life grape doughnut was living the dream of being half dusted and half sprinkled – perfect for those Jekyll and Hyde types.

One lonely lavender sprinkle exploring the other half of the dusted doughnut world

Upon closer inspection, it isn’t sprinkled as more pressed lavender sprinkles into vanilla frosting. Either way, all I could taste was grape juice.

Grape your Ape

Perfect. I’d order this guy again. #GrapeApeGrapeApe

Grape Ape and Beakely Beakley

And now for their piece-de-resistance: Ladies and Gents, I give you what VooDoo doughnuts are famous for…

Bacon Maple Bar: Raised yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top! $2.00

This particular doughnut was featured on No Reservations…basically a foodies porno with slow motion shots of men/women devouring and licking decadent foods from across the world. So I’m sure you can imagine my culinary boner when I heard bacon ON maple ON doughnut. That’s like the proverbial threesome with blond twins!

Baconthisbitches

First bite was heavenly as the crunch of the semi warm bacon with the gooey maple frosting – pure illicit foodgasm.

How YOU doing...

The elongated shape of the actual doughnut is ingenious for those strips of salty savory bacon.

So. Damn. Good.

I’m not going to lie, I ate the whole thing….then I proceeded to lick the wrapper…

Chef Symon would be so proud for my love of bacon. I’d consider this one of The Best Things I Ever Ate.

If there is one doughnut that I would pull a salty/sweet/savory train with, without hesitation, it would be this Bacon Maple Bar.

...Speaking of trains...

Thanks to the staff at VooDoo Doughnuts for making my entire order fresh for the review. Even with the long lines, it was great to chat with the tatted crew and see their small kitchen.

Additionally, they do weddings at this location–so if you’re ever in the mood to marry your doughnut I mean your significant other, this could be your stop.

Reporting live with maple frosting on my face…

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