Voodoo Doughnut (Portland) – Mango Tango and Voodoo Doll
Vancouver saw a surge in unique donut shops a couple of years ago (and I’m not talking about Tim Hortons). I’m sure that the popularity of the unusual doughnuts that made Voodoo Doughnut famous inspired many of the donuterie shops that we’ve seen pop up in Vancouver.
The original Voodoo Doughnut shop is located in a fairly seedy area of downtown Portland and kind of adds to the whole experience.
Inside this busy little shop you’ll notice the rotating displays of custom-made doughnuts begging to be purchased and consumed.
The iconic pink Voodoo Doughnut box has been known to stalk the dreams of many a doughnut patron.
Unlike some of the fancy donut shops in Vancouver, the prices at Voodoo Doughnut is fairly reasonable at about $1-$2 each. The Lemon Chiffon Crueller with Mini Marshmallows has a light lemon flavour dusted over the vanilla frosting.
The Mango Tango is filled with mango jelly and topped off with vanilla frosting and Tang. I haven’t had Tang since I was a kid and, despite how it sounds, this actually works really well.
Their signature doughnut is the Voodoo Doll doughnut – no two look exactly alike but they’re all filled with raspberry jelly and topped with chocolate frosting with a pretzel stake jabbed into it.
I know it’s kind of kitschy but you can’t deny that it’s fun to bite into the Voodoo Doll and see the dark red jelly ooze out.
Whether you like doughnuts or not, the fun shapes and interesting toppings that you get here make it a must try if you’re in Portland.
22 SW 3rd Ave
Posted on July 15, 2014, in Desserts, Donuts, Restaurant Review and tagged Chinatown, Desserts, Doughnuts, Food, Mango Tango, Portland, restaurant review, Voodoo Doll Doughnut. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.