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Don’t Know How You Do the Voodoo That You Do

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Voodoo Doughnut Sign

A couple of weeks ago Jen and I went to Portland, Oregon to investigate the home of FitBloggin’13, a conference I organize and host.

Jen promised she wouldn’t check out all the touristy things since we only had 24 hours and a business meeting, but she just couldn’t help herself. I received this email just a few days before our flight…

ok…. I know I said that I would not investigate, but I was watching the travel channel and saw this!!!!!


and this!!!


They are both within walking distance from our hotel!

She cracks me up!

So we had Voodoo Doughnut on our list of things to visit and actually ended up stumbling on it when we noticed a line of people and wondered what they were waiting for.

Line Outside VooDoo Doughnut

Apparently, it was donuts!

At first I wasn’t really into it.



I mean, don’t get me wrong I like donuts, but to wait in line for them?


OK, Why not?

The signs where fun.

Voodoo signs

And so was the people watching.

Tattoo on girl in line

(Love that tattoo and so appropriate for my current state of mind.) 

After about 30 minute we were in and people were jealous.

Peaking in Voodoo Doughnut

I must admit, I was a little overwhelmed.

Hard choice!

The menu showcased some interesting choices.

  • Bacon Maple Bar – Raised yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top!
  • Captain my Captain – Raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting and Captain Crunch!
  • Triple chocolate penetration – Chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate frosting and coco-puffs!
  • Mango Tango – Raised yeast doughnut filled with mango jelly and topped with vanilla frosting and tang!
  • Maple Blazer Blunt – It’s a raised doughnut rolled into a blunt with maple frosting and red sprinkle ember, prices vary due to Blazer Mania!
  • Cock-N-Balls – Cock-n-balls shaped raised yeast doughnut triple filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate frosting!
  • Arnold Palmer – Plain cake doughnut with vanilla frosting and lemonade/ice tea dust on top!

Told you.


The atmosphere and decor where fun too.

Skeleton eating a donut

Inside Voodoo

I decided on Triple Chocolate Penetration (of course!) and whatever that one is covered in M&M’s was –yes, I have a slight chocolate obsession. Jen chose the Mango Tango and a plain old Chocolate Glazed.

The Donuts!

I have to say, once the donuts were in my hands I was awfully excited.

We got them!

We couldn’t wait!

I dug into Triple Chocolate.

Taking a bite of Triple Chocolate Penetration!

And Jen grabbed the Mango.

Jen eating Mango Tango

Total YUM! How can a chocolate donut, topped in chocolate glade and then dipped in cocoa puffs NOT be good?!? That being said they were more fun for the novelty then anything else.

Overall, I’m a fan. It’s a fun, quirky spot that’s worth a visit the next time you find yourself in Portland.

Voodoo Doughnut
22 SW 3rd Avenue Portland Oregon, U.S.A.
phone 503.241.4704

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    Kerri O

    September 27, 2012

    Triple chocolate penetration? How could you not? lol. Never been to Portland. Can't wait for June! :) Reply


    September 27, 2012

    This definitely falls under the category "you only live once." I would have had a difficult time choosing. Nice choices! Jen, how was the mango donut? Reply


    September 27, 2012

    Sounds like for next year we need a FitBloggin exploratory mission to this place. A tour and tasting could be very beneficial for all FitBloggin peeps! LOL :) Reply

    Christopher Holmquist

    March 27, 2013

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm guessing you went here because you saw it on tv? It's kind of awesome that the media is turning my hometown into a new Hollywood lol It's not surprising you went to this location. Most people only know of this location because they've seen it on tv. Probably didn't know about Voodoo Doughnuts Too on NE Davis huh. New people to Portland usually don't. You probably were in line with a ton of tourists huh. You likely won't ever get that with the Too location. It's the locals location with hardly any tourists. That's the problem with the one near China Town (which was actually Japan Town historically). All the tourists go there cramming it up (thank you media) and the employees are like soup line workers. Reply