Voodoo Doughnut Serves Unusual Treats in Portland, OR

By Lisa Battles on March 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Voodoo Doughnut

Maker of Portland's "Official City Doughnut," the Portland Creme, Voodoo Doughnut serves this honored treat and many other unusual doughnut creations 24 hours a day from two locations in Portland and one in Eugene.

Business owners Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson and Tres Shannon have gained international media attention since opening the original location in Old Town Portland in 2003, when they began serving up their quirky spin on this sugary treat. Doughnut options include some sprinkled with Captain Crunch cereal, others topped with maple frosting and bacon, and still others shaped like Voodoo dolls, stuck with a pretzel "pin" and filled with red jelly. Menu items have equally interesting names, such as "Memphis Mafia," "Grape Ape" and "Dubble Bubble."

The business also offers a variety of vegan doughnuts and special occasion dougnuts, including wedding doughnut centerpieces. Wedding options do not end there: Voodoo Doughnut offers entire wedding packages, including a legal ceremonies held in-store.

This creative take on confections has earned Voodoo Doughnut coverage from outlets such as Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" show on The Travel Channel, Man v. Food, The Tonight Show and National Public Radio, just to name a few.

The original location in Old Town Portland opened in 2003, and owners expanded five years later with a second location, Voodoo Doughnut Too, in 2008. The business extended its reach south to downtown Eugene in summer 2010, with the opening of Voodoo Doughnut Three.

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