Fodor's Expert Review Voodoo Doughnut

$ Old Town/Chinatown Bakery

The long lines outside this Old Town 24/7 doughnut shop, marked by its distinctive pink-neon sign, attest to the fact that this irreverent bakery is almost as famous a Portland landmark as Powell's Books. The aforementioned sign depicts one of the shop's biggest sellers, a raspberry-jelly-topped chocolate voodoo-doll doughnut, but all of the creations here, some of them witty, some ribald, bring smiles to the faces of customers—even those who have waited 30 minutes in the rain. The Loop (covered in Fruit Loops cereal), Grape Ape (vanilla frosting, grape dust, and lavender sprinkles), and Dirty Snowballs (marshmallow topping, dipped in coconut, with peanut butter center) are other faves. The location, sandwiched between an adult theater and a beer garden in a slightly seedy section of Old Town, makes this a not-quite-appropriate venue for very young kids—plus some of the more amusing doughnuts are adult themed. A second location in Northeast tends to be a bit less crowded.

Bakery Casual Dessert Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

22 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97204, USA

503-241–4704

www.voodoodoughnut.com

Known For:
  • Offbeat doughnut flavors
  • The bacon maple bar doughnut
  • Long lines

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