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Donut Fiend

please name your top donut makers in the PDX area...thanks

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  1. Voodoo Doughnuts is our family favorite.

    Voodoo Doughnut
    22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR

    1. about a half dozen places make donuts that are far superior to Voodoo. Can't knock Voodoo's PR though...top notch! ;-/

      Acme donuts, Sesame donuts, Heavenly donuts, Delicious donuts, Moodys donuts.......

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      1. re: nkeane

        Ditto nkeane. My current fave is Coco. Get the "coco".

        1. re: Leonardo

          Where? Get the 'coco' where? Nkeane mentions 6 donut shops!! Which one sells the 'coco'?

          1. re: pdxgastro

            Coco Donuts' signature donut is the "coco".

            1. re: Leonardo

              And now I have a list of 7 donut shops to try. Thanks Leo. :-)

      2. This is a frequent pattern on Chowhound: Poster asks about donuts, someone suggests Voodoo, responders then say "there are so many better than Voodoo," etc. Do a search and you'll see what I mean.

        Put me in the Pro-Voodoo crowd, especially if you focus on their unique specialties.

        Sure you can go out an sample crollers, jelly-filleds, and glazeds from all the places in town and in a blind test, Voodoo probably won't win. But, that's not the point!

        Go get a grape ape, an orangatang, or a maple bacon bar, and go buy said product in their unique Voodoo atmosphere, and you'll understand that there is simply Voodoo, and then there's everyone else...

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        1. re: MichaelG

          hey, sure you can't get those things other places(I have had them), but the OP didn't ask for the kitchyest donut.....they asked for quality donuts. Last time I thought about it, Tang powder on my donut isn't exactly high cuisine. If you want to eat "schtick" then yes, Voodoo it up! personally, just give me a really effing good donut and leave the carnival food at the carnival.

        2. Tonnalis donuts on Alberta street are pretty good. I avoid voodoo doughnuts, I don't think they're very good,

          1. There is a Tonalli's Donuts on Lombard in St Johns too. I have not tried it yet. I needed donuts before 7am and guess what time they open? I went to Heavenly, further down on Lombard and they were good.

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            1. re: pdxgastro

              For a chain, Heavenly is not bad at all.

              I am not a Voodoo fan, though I live around the block from VooDoo 2 (they are good neighbors and nice folks for sure). But the Memphis Mafia (a fritter with banana chunks and cinnamon sugar covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips on top), aside from being more than a day's worth of calories and fat, is pretty tasty. And it is always amusing when someone in front of you orders a triple chocolate penetration. But no, they do not even make the third best donuts in town.

              If you are a donut freak and like the cake variety, Moody's makes them as you wait and they are fairly awesome for their kind. I especially like the cinnamon ones, but they are my fave cake donut.

            2. Annie's Donuts on 72nd and Sandy makes the best donuts in Portland. The cake donuts are as good as I have had anywhere.