Voodoo Magic

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I’ve been to the Voodoo Museum in New Orleans but it pales in comparison to Portland’s voodoo magic.
Every time I go through PDX airport, I see people carrying little pink packages as their carry on. Obviously, it seems, that a visit to Portland is not complete without a stop at the Rose Garden, a brewery, Powell’s Books, and Voodoo Doughnuts?
Yes, these pretty pink boxes are filled with wonderfully colorful, cleverly horrific, and mightily tasty doughnuts. Pick up a half dozen or so and just try to get them through airport security. The conversation with the TSA agent may go something like this~”Sorry sir, are these jelly-filled? Well yes, some of them. Is it less than 3.4 ounces? I’m not sure. C’mon man, they’re just doughnuts. Well I can’t let you through security with more than 3.4 ounces of jelly-filled doughnuts.” 
Not to worry, the signature voodoo doll doughnut filled with raspberry jelly and a pretzel stake through the heart has less than 3.4 ounces of jelly.
Go ahead, pick out a few more. Try the Captain my Captain Crunch cruller. Bring home the voodoo bubble doughnut complete with pink frosting, bubble dust, and a wad of double bubble(unchewed of course). Or my favorite, the maple bar topped with 2 strips of bacon…mmm bacon!

By the way, if you plan on visiting Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, be prepared to stand in line, in the rain. Good news is, waiting in line at PDX, you won’t need an umbrella.

Voodoo Doughnuts—–> The MAGIC is in the hole.

About Woody

The travel bug is contagious. I caught it in 1985 while traveling with Hali on a three month backpacking trip through Western Europe. Having a passion for geography, local history & culture, and with a journal in my back pocket, I hope to share our experiences through this blog – whether traveling the well worn rail, or off the beaten trail.

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