You know you’re in America when there’s a 24 hour doughnut shop. I guess when you own Voodoo Doughnuts, it’s a smart thing to open 24 hours, to cater all the tourists like us. We arrive just a little before midnight, and there was about a 10 minute line up stretching out of the shop. Crazy.
We visited their website prior to the trip, and we already had a list of a dozen doughnuts that we wanted to get. When we finally got to the counter, about half of the doughnuts that we wanted weren’t avaliable. They had some really interesting names for their doughnuts. The doughnuts that we wanted but weren’t avaliable were the Triple chocolate penetration, Gay bar, and Cock-n-balls. They had a display case of donuts by the cashier, and those were the doughnuts avaliable for purchase at the moment.
Knowing some of the doughnuts we wanted weren’t avaliable, we were kind of scrambling to select other doughnuts to make the full dozen. It was a little stressful ordering to be honest, particularly when you don’t know the menu well, and there’s a huge line up behind you. We later found out that we didn’t really have to make a full dozen because we didn’t get a deal on the dozen donuts. We still got charged for individual prices. The dozen doughnut deal probably only applies to certain donuts. It was very confusing.
Some of the doughnuts we ended up getting were the Voodoo Dolls, Fruit Loop, Mango Tango, Diablo and Maple Bacon. These donuts were huge. The ones with jelly inside were particularly heavy, because they had A LOT of jelly in them. The Voodoo Dolls had raspberry jelly inside, and the jelly weren’t spread out evenly in the doughnut, it was all in the lower body of the dolls. The Mango Tango was another heavy doughnut. There was so much mango jelly in it, I could probably spread them on 10 pieces of toasts.
Honestly, I didn’t enjoy the doughnuts at all. They were way too sweet. And the ingredients they used were pretty normal. The chocolate frosting, jelly, and cream taste just like the frosting, jelly and cream from any other doughnut shop.
The doughnuts here were shaped in a very interesting and creative way, but taste wise, it was a disappointment.
Note: open 24 hours, limited street parking.
22 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204