Day 163: Voodoo Freaking Doughnuts

So, as you might have been able to tell from the last couple of posts, I was in Portland, OR on Day 163. Now, for those of you asking "why on earth did you crazy kids go to Portland?" we had created a whole bunch of excuses for this, such as "we really like microbrews and Portland is the world center for microbrewing!" and "Oh, we really like the trend of farm-to-fork eating, and we're novice foodies, and Portland has one of the biggest foodie scenes!" and "Yeah, it's a cool place for young people right now."

Or we'd get defensive and be like, "Well, why do people go to Europe? It's because the city is just cool!"

But really, truly, at the core of our souls, our reason for going to Portland was Voodoo Doughnuts.We had seen Anthony Bourdain go to Portland and eat these sweet, devilish (?) concoctions and then we started making up excuses to go.

Voodoo Doughnuts has some of the craziest names and flavors for doughnuts that makes them memorable and unique. There's the Maple Bacon Bar (doughnut covered with maple frosting and two strips of bacon), the Captain my Captain doughnut (with Captain Crunch on top), the Diablo Rex (chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate chips and a pentagram icing on top), the Dirt Doughnut (a la the dirt cup you ate as a kid, with oreo "dirt"), the Marshall Mathers (doughnut covered in M&Ms), the Old Dirty Bastard (covered in peanut butter and oreos) and a whole host of other "dirty" doughnuts that you should check out on their website.

So, no surprise, I went to Voodoo Doughnuts.

I got the Voodoo Doughnut (shaped like a voodoo doll, covered in chocolate frosting, filled with raspberry jelly) and a Dirt doughnut. Mark got the Maple Bacon Bar and a Portland Cream doughnut (like Boston Cream, only better). And we gorged like disgusting slobs, and loved every minute because we probably won't be back for a loooooong time.

And since I caught this picture when my darling Voodoo doughnut's face was covered, I feel the need to show you that he looked something like this:

And it was everything we had ever wanted and more :) :)


  1. I've heard of Voodoo Doughnuts and have wanted to go forever. So jealous!

    By the way, I like the idea of just going somewhere for the hell of it. I think people should do it more often (rather than having a specific goal for the destination).

  2. Agreed. I don't think there needs to be a reason to go somewhere...but even so, doughnuts are a pretty weak argument. But one I'm willing to stand by. :)

  3. i wonder is there any recipe for making this donut ,it look really cute :D ..i want to bake one for my daughter