Voodoo Doughnuts: Keeping Portland Weird, Keeping Vegans Happy

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Written by: Sarah Moshontz de la Rocha

Raised yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top!
Bacon maple doughnut, anyone?

Portland, Oregon has become the mecca for all things young, alternative, hipster, gender queer, and vegan. Their unofficial slogan is “keep Portland weird.” And boy-howdy is it. But I don’t want to talk about how Portland is weird, I want to talk about doughnuts. “Doughnuts?” You say, “Those aren’t weird. You’re getting off topic.”

Raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake!
That is one weird doughnut you might say

Am I reader, Am I? See, the thing is I love doughnuts, and I love weirdness, and I’m vegan. It’s very difficult to eat doughnuts when you are vegan. Maybe that’s why I love them so much. Glory be to me when I discovered Voodoo Doughnuts. It’s a twenty-four-hour doughnut spot with a non-discriminatory eatership! They serve everything from maple bacon bars to vegan bear claws. And it’s voodoo themed. I don’t know what more one could want from a doughnut shop. And yes, reader, I do see the irony in heading a post on the joys of being able to eat doughnuts as a vegan with a photograph of a bacon doughnut. But people love their bacon. And I must say, It’s nice to see vegan and meat-eaters brought together over hauntingly delicious doughnuts.

The only downside about Voodoo Doughnuts is that the lines are always very long. Because it is delicious. And I always get a stomachache after going there. It’s located in what the website refers to as “the crotch of Portland.” And they don’t ship because doughnuts that are more than 12hours old don’t taste very good. And you turn into a zombie after you eat one. Just kidding. Or am I?

Whether you love bacon-flavored desserts, are a vegan with a craving for childhood sweets, or any person in-between, make sure you visit Voodoo Doughnuts your next venture out to Portland.


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