Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR‎, T: 503-241-4704
(2nd Location: 1501 N.E. Davis, Portland, OR, T: 503-235-2666)

Voodoo Doughnut is a Portland institution. Tucked away in an increasingly gentrified rough end of downtown Portland, this small shop sells only donuts... 24/7! They have a huge selection (ca. 40 different types); in addition to a stable assortment of regulars, they also often come up with new (temporary) types. Most donuts are originals, only available at Voodoo Doughnut, but they also have a variety of classics that you could also find in your local Dunkin' Donuts (well, the type, not necessarily the quality). In the small shop, which often has a line of people waiting outside, you can see all the different types in a glass carousel (which I like to refer to as "the shrine").

Let's come clean: I have been to Voodoo Doughnuts a couple of times in the past months. So, I have sampled a good variety of their assortment to provide a qualified verdict. This particular time we got two of the most famous donuts they have: the Voodoo (Doll) Doughnut and the Maple Bacon Bar. The staple Voodoo Doughnut is filled with raspberry jelly and covered with a thick layer of real chocolate; it is shaped like a voodoo doll and weighs a ton. Now, I hear you thinking, a donut with bacon, really? YES, REALLY! The Maple Bacon Bar is a 'little' piece of heaven brought to us by a Doughnut God! Damn, this is the most amazing combination ever! And what is most amazing, the bacon on the cold donut is crispy!

VERDICT: 93/100
If you are in Portland, you will go to Voodoo Doughnut, and you will eat the Maple Bacon Bar! If you do not, stop reading this blog! How I'll miss Portland...

PS > They also do (legally recognized) weddings!!!

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