This business venture of Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon is one of a kind. Voodoo Doughnut is a doughnut market, serving the sweet rings under weird ... More
This business venture of Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon is one of a kind. Voodoo Doughnut is a doughnut market, serving the sweet rings under weird names like Dirt, Butter Fingering, Cock-n-Balls and... No Name. Yes, that too is the name of one of the doughnuts! The Menu undergoes modifications quite often. Live music on Tuesday and Wednesday nights promotes young talent. Lots of interesting activities take place like the doughnut eating contest, which happens on the first Friday of each month. If you want to introduce your guests to these treats in the comforts of your home, go ahead because custom made doughnuts are also available. Suggest this wedding venue to your friend. Yes! Legal wedding service is conducted right in front of the Holy Doughnut! This fun-loaded eatery has, no wonder, bagged a 10 minute long media coverage. Welcome to the world of Voodoo's doughnuts.
drove from washington to portland just to try doughnut, and then once the line finally died down enough to get inside the door, found out they only take cash, have no atm inside, and the only local atm wouldn't read card. so never got to try doughnut wouldve been nice if there was a sign outside posting cash only.
i live in seattle. But after watching voodoo on travel chanel and after hearing everyone talking about it, i had to go there. It took 1 hour and 15 minutes to get in line, and get our doughnuts.
The donuts themselves are very good. the Marshal Mathers and the Dirt Doughnut are my favorites. Best doughnuts i ever had. But seriously, MAKE THE PLACE BIGGER
I've given this place three chances since you all love it so much here, but I've been disappointed every time. I must not be coming when the first make the donuts, because all my husband and I have ever gotten are stale ones. I even brought some out of towners just to see if it was me, but they think the place is popular only because it's trendy and not because the donuts are any good. If there's a line, this isn't worth the wait. Sorry.
This place was originally intended to be a dive where drunk people could buy unique doughnuts at three in the morning. It has gotten a lot of media attention because of their crazy selection though. But, it is still a tiny, dirty place staffed by some of the most colorful individuals that Portland has to offer. (black clothes wearing individuals with tons of tattoos and piercings) If you are taking the family, I would recommend their newer location on Sandy Blvd. It is a much larger location with actual bathrooms and tables. And you won't spend quit as much time hanging out front with the assorted population of street people that frequent the area.
Totally over-rated in my opinion. We live two hours away and had heard raves about voodoo doughnut from friends who live here, my finance was intrigued by the idea of a bacon maple bar and I was curious and wanted to check it out. We were passing through Portland so decided to go out of our way a bit and stop by, initially I was surprised to see a line down the block just to get donuts but figured they must really be that good, we waited in line about half an hour with two antsy kids in the rain all the while I really had to pee and couldn't find a public restroom in surrounding (and kinda shady looking) establishments. I figured for sure there would be a bathroom in voodoo. When we finally got in the door I was hit with several disappointments, first of all the place is tiny, no wonder there's a line, it's deceptively long. The shop fits no more than 10 customers at a time with no public restroom or tables or anywhere to sit. The biggest disappointment of all was the cash only sign posted above the cash register. Our only form of payment at the time was a credit card that doesn't have cash advances so the atm in the corner was unhelpful to us. What it came down to was we had to walk out empty handed after all that build up and waiting. My kids left with tears steaming down their faces. Anyway, I should have called before to check if they took more than cash but am used to most establishments taking credit/debit. After all that ordeal we have no interest in actually trying them, also the donuts are kinda over priced, around $5 each. Going to give them two stars instead of one since we didn't actually try the donuts but they lose points for such crappy facilities and no sign on the door that they only accept cash.
I had a much better experience yesterday at newly opened twister donuts on the east side of Olympia. They also have a maple bacon bar with a variety of tasty and tasty looking donuts. Are way more reasonably priced (6.99 for a box of 14), have a nice open clean dining area with tables, a nice clean restroom and they accept credit/debit, everything voodoo has but better facilities and cheaper.
I've never been in the store, but I had my first Voodoo doughnut from the pink van at the Belmont Street fair last month, and it was heavenly! I read some other less than positive reviews here, but I can tell you that the doughnut I tasted was the freshest, yummiest doughnut I've ever had! WAY better than grocery store doughnuts. It left me wanting more, and I didn't even think I liked doughnuts all that much.