The Magic Is in the Hole: Voodoo Doughnut


If you think these are just ordinary doughnuts you can get at a local bakery, you’d be wrong. You’d be very, very wrong. Why don’t you take a look closely and tell me what you see. It’s okay, take a look. Do you see something very familiar? Perhaps, something strange? Or even, something very, very wrong?


Yes, you’re seeing right. What you see here is called a Cock-and-Balls, a triple cream filled doughnut which is a bachelorette party favorite. You can even put personal message on it, like, “tasty,” or “stick it.” But that’s not all. At Voodoo Doughnut in Downtown Portland, you can find many uniquely named favorites, like Dirt, Dirty Snowball, and the Memphis Mafia (along with some vegan selections). It’s true that good things come in pink boxes.

Voodoo Doughnut


Tex-Ass (for the pure size. We just couldn’t wait to take a bite)


Triple Chocolate Penetration

As for the taste, don’t expect to get anything remotely close to Krispy Kreme or Spudnut Donuts (my personal favorite) but it’s the genius in the marketing that makes this little hole in the wall a local and tourist favorite.


Voodoo Doughnut
22 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR

7 thoughts on “The Magic Is in the Hole: Voodoo Doughnut

  1. Oh my, Saori, are these UNREAL? The shop was jammed packed with curious customers. And the people that worked there were total goths — with pitch black hair, dark lipstick, and a knee high boots! It looked like this place belonged in Hollywood, for sure!

  2. Oh my! Thank you so much! I too have been blown away by the generosity of my donors. I truly appreciate your support.

    Also, it made me so happy to see your post about Voodoo Doughnut! I went to college in Portland and that was always a fun place.

  3. Hi Gemma! It’s my pleasure that I get to contribute for the wonderful cause you’re supporting. What you’re doing is such an inspiration! Best of luck to you!


    Oh yeah, Voodoo Doughnout is so much fun!

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