Hey Portland....What's the deal with Voodoo doughnuts????
- MSK Apr 22, 2010 08:05 AM
We walked by on Sat. during a torrential rainstorm to find a line (including dogs and kids in strollers) around the block.
Couldn't even peak my head in to see why they were braving the elements to get in.
Not even a doughnut fan but couldn't help get caught up in the "line mentality"
What's the scoop???
Actually, I wouldn't say it's over-rated. Is it worth waiting in line for more than ten minutes, and in the rain? I'd say no, especially, because all you're waiting for is a bunch of empty calories.
Nevertheless, when there's no line, and I've been well-behaved, I do love me a nice grape ape, or an Orang-a-tang. True, the Blazer Blunt is not as delicious as it sounds or looks - too chewy. But the bacon maple bar - damn! No one can touch that, homes!
Leonardo is effete. Walk the streets and you'll get the real story. Grab a coupla Voodoos and a cuppa joe and you'll be feeling real nice...
..that is, until the sugar high ends...
There is also another location on the east side if you need to get your Voodoo fix - great old pinball machines too...and plenty of FREE parking.
They are gimmicky donuts with great marketing and exposure. Owner is a very good neighbor and nice person, though I agree there are better donuts in Portland.
Move along, citizens, nothing to see here. The doughnuts are certainly nothing special, besides their unusual toppings, and the time I went there, there was a drunk bum in front of me in line who, besides talking a lot and wasting my and the doughnut monger's time, knocked over his coffee on the counter, causing me to wait even longer to be served the mediocre, slightly over-priced product. The place looks purdee dirty too. Give me a Cambodian-refugee-made LA doughnut any time over Voodoo's.
Sorry Leonardo, on this is one we agree.