Visiting the Famous Voodoo Doughnut

“Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen, a happily-ever-after to supper. ” – Terri Guillemets

Located in Portland, Oregon, Voodoo Doughnut, is one of the must-visit destinations during my time here. I was warned that the line can sometimes be at least an hour long, but my needs to satisfy the curiosity (and a terrible sweet tooth) has made me determined to give it a try. After parking 1 block away, we made our way towards the shop filled with excitement. I braced myself for the long line in case we have to turn around and leave ~. ~, but thankfully, there wasn’t a line. We were in and out of the shop in less than 15 minutes.

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It was such a cute little shop but comes with some big personalities. The brightly-colored window frames and the signature pink umbrellas on the patio were eye-catching from afar. Here are some lessons that I learned during my first visit.

Lesson 1: Bring cash! They only take cash here, and if you forget cash then they do have an ATM but you will have to pay a fee.

Lesson 2: If it looks good, eats it! Seriously, looking at the displays had me worked up an appetite and I wanted to get EVERYTHING. I went for the sprinkles doughnut and blueberry doughnut.

Lesson 3: There are 2 lines so it can go by pretty fast so quick when it comes to making selections.

Lesson 4: Be prepared to be stuffed after 1 doughnut. Seriously!! It is very sweet and very filling so you will feel full for a while. My travel buddy and I made the mistake of eating this for brunch during our visit, so we were too full to try other foods for the majority of the day.

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They have a huge selection to choose from, and there were a few interesting topics as well, I loved the one with the umbrella as a decoration.

Fruit loops on your doughnut anyone? It’s like having breakfast on a dessert.

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I loved the design and the bright pink color of the box. The appealing pink boxes are almost iconic in this city as I see people are taking pictures with the box as soon as they leave the store (yours truly).

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These doughnuts are to die for, they were so yummy and definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. The employees were friendly and outgoing, and I loved the decorations that they had. The walls are decorated with corky pictures and interesting artworks.

I’ve always loved trying new places, even if it is brief, I always try to immerse myself into the environment that is around me because it may be a place where someone has envisioned for their dreams such as a restaurant, coffee shop or bakery. As customers, we often overlook the locations, the decorations, the menu or even the music of a new place that we visit. Although my visit to the doughnut shop was less than 15 minutes, I really enjoyed the experience of being in the space and being in the company of the lovely people working there.

Thank you for reading ^.^

Linh

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