I’ve been spending sometime in the bay area which is great except for the fact that, much like in New York, there is a lack of good doughnut shops in the area.
Luckily, Voodoo Doughnuts is a mere 10 hour drive away. So we packed up some faces, driving music, cash, cameras, and began the journey to Portland for the day!
Despite the lack of wind, the drive was a breeze.
No one got car sick
And we made sure that our first stop in Portland was Stumptown
for delicious foamy coffee concoctions
We got to Voodoo and kinda sorta patiently stood in the line outside adding decorations to the already crafty exterior of the building
and watching kids appreciate our efforts
If you don’t know about Voodoo doughnuts, here’s some fun random facts about it:
- It opened in 2003, and since has expanded and gained two more Oregon locations
- You can get married in the shop
- When they opened their second Portland location, they had a parade that lead all the way from one location to the other
- They used to have a doughnut that was glazed with Nyquil
- They use local jam for their jelly doughnuts, which come in the shape of a voodoo priest doll and are delicious
- The bacon they use on their maple glazed bacon topped doughnut, is made in heaven by happy pigs with soothing voices that sound like pan flutes and huge glittery pink skillets
The maple bacon (hidden in the right corner) and orange Tang sprinkled doughnuts (center) were my favorite before I tried the jelly one (left) and the Old Dirty Bastard doughnut (topped with chocolate frosting, crushed oreos, and peanut butter)(way in the back)
We made friends with our cashier
and gave her the money that we were afraid would otherwise fester in our pockets