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Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR - (503) 241-4704
Posted By Dave Picray on 6/25/2009 8:03:00 PM
Don't waste your time! Very disappointed; very overrated. Huge hassle to find nearby parking and then, after waiting in line in a tiny, cramped lobby, they were out of their namesake menu item (the Voodoo), and out of so many others that I finally had to ignore the menu and ask: "What do you have?"

They did have the maple bar with bacon, but it was no big deal. It was smaller than the ones at the supermarket, and nothing you couldn't make at home by topping a standard maple bar with your own crisp bacon.

The prices are almost twice those listed here and on their online menu which I had checked just a few days before visiting. I paid $7.95 for one apple fritter and three donuts!

I will not go back, and am sorry I went at all. My experience with this place causes me to question the credibility of those who have touted it here and on cable TV. Without the hype, they might not still be in business.

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Weird, but it works ... at least for one of us Sterns, who loved the crunch of the bacon combined with the intense maple frosting atop this fine pastry. The other Stern thought it somewhat Frankensteinian.
"Weird, but it works ... at least for one of us Sterns, who loved the crunch of the bacon combined with the intense maple frosting atop this fine pastry. The other Stern thought it somewhat Frankensteinian."
Michael Stern





The day's selection is displayed on the revolvng shelves of a glass case. Note the large selection of vegan doughnuts. Vegan fare is a not uncommon option in Portland's multitude of counter culture eateries.
"The day's selection is displayed on the revolvng shelves of a glass case. Note the large selection of vegan doughnuts. Vegan fare is a not uncommon option in Portland's multitude of counter culture eateries."
Michael Stern


There is an immensely satisfying crunch to the crust of these old fashioned doughnuts, glazed to the left, chocolate-frosted to the right.
"There is an immensely satisfying crunch to the crust of these old fashioned doughnuts, glazed to the left, chocolate-frosted to the right."
Michael Stern


We're not sure what the space occupied by Voodoo Doughnut used to be, but its raw industrial nature has not been monkeyed with and it adds a brawny charm to this destination doughnut shop.
"We're not sure what the space occupied by Voodoo Doughnut used to be, but its raw industrial nature has not been monkeyed with and it adds a brawny charm to this destination doughnut shop."
Michael Stern


Voodoo Doughnut cast a powerful come-back-to-me spell on those who eat them.
"Voodoo Doughnut cast a powerful come-back-to-me spell on those who eat them."
Michael Stern



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