October 10, 2010

Voodoo Doughnuts

Original, unique and initially exclusive to the Portland area, Voodoo is famous for its one-of-a-kind doughnuts – but don’t expect to study there.

Simply put: it’s a place as weird as it sounds. Original, unique and initially exclusive to the Portland area (a third shop recently opened up in Eugene), Voodoo is famous for its one-of-a-kind doughnuts. At first, their doughnut toppings might make you cringe, but their selection and creativity will be sure to make you come back for more.

I first stumbled onto Voodoo when I started researching Portland and its attractions. What I found was a clip on Youtube with the infamous Pepto Bismol doughnut and the Nyquil doughnut. Yes, that’s right – a doughnut soaked in Pepto Bismol and another drizzled with Nyquil with a shot in the middle. Unfortunately for us, the FDA found out and apparently you can’t put medicine in food… No loss, they still have over 40 doughnuts, vegan options, their trademark voodoo doll, and my personal favorites: the bacon maple bar and the old dirty bastard.

To be honest, there are better doughnuts out there: the voodoo doll has too much raspberry jelly, their Fruit Loop and Captain Crunch doughnuts get really soggy, and most of them just look like a heart attack waiting to happen. But if you combine one good thing with another, you’re bound to get something amazing and that is what Voodoo has accomplished. Their locations are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, but don’t expect to study there – the place is always crowded and the temptation is just too great.

By Timothy Wong


  • 24 hour/7 days a week
  • Unique and tasty doughnuts
  • Vegan doughnut options


  • Catastrophic parking most of the time
  • Terribly unhealthy