I’m not sure exactly when or where I first heard of Voodoo Doughnuts. It’s likely that it was a special on the Food Network or the Travel Channel. But I remember thinking it sounded really cool…a donut shop open 24/7, specializing in “weird” donut flavors.
My friend Kelli joined me for a 36 hour “mom-cation” (she has two adorable little ones) from Seattle. We took my rental car (no car seats!) and drove down to Portland, Oregon, which is about a 2 hour (maybe 2.5 hour) drive from Seattle Washington. We had several items on our agenda, but a big one was a visit to Voodoo.
We parked across the street from Voodoo, across from this wall. It was my first clue that this was going to be an interesting experience.
We joined the super long line, and waited for almost an hour to get through the door. To be fair, they only allow a few people inside at a time, so the line outside is the majority of your wait…once you’re through the door, it’s a less than five minute wait until donuts. It was a Sunday afternoon, just after lunch…maybe 1 or 2 pm, for the record.
Go here for the full menu and descriptions of each doughnut.
These are the doughnuts we picked.
Raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake! (characteristics of Voodoo Dolls are all different)
Raised yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top!
Much as I love an awesome doughnut, I wondered if it was even possible for doughnuts to be worth an hour wait. They absolutely were.
If you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, Voodoo Doughnuts is an absolute MUST DO.