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Hi. I’m Jaana and I have a Portland addiction.
I have visit… I don’t know, hundreds?.. cities in America and depending how you count, visited 2 or 3 cities twice: Huntington in Alabama, Chicago and Portland in Oregon. Of these three Portland is the city that I could visit again and again, perhaps even live! You could say we started with the right foot. First thing we did when coming to Portland was to go to Cartlandia for dinner. For dinner, delicious pupusas and for dessert, heavenly doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts. Their ad is correct, good things truly comes in pink boxes.
To give this doughnut cart the honors it deserves, here is a story from their site:
“The Voodoo Doughnut Story
Voodoo Doughnut in Portland Oregon was the brain child of Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon who had been friends for a while. They always wanted to start a business together. Something that would fit into an extraordinary Portland Oregon business climate. Something fun, different, and one for the ages. After much searching under rocks, tequilas, and women’s blouses, they found what they were looking for… doughnuts!!
There was only one problem, neither Cat Daddy nor Tres had ever made a doughnut before! They set out for the sunny Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera, California, where they met up with some doughnut masters, and learned about doughnuts from the ground up. These old, grizzled doughnut veterans knew what they were doing and were barely willing to give up their trade secrets at first.
But the charm and good looks of our Portland heroes eventually won over the doughnut masters, and the secrets were revealed to them.
Learning when to throw the flour, proper handling of a rolling pin, the intricacies of an old fashion, the “flip,” and countless other tricks of the trade were now in the hands, minds, and notebooks of Cat Daddy and Tres.”
Well, Cat Daddy and Tres, I salute you! Doughnuts are fun and delicious and they have fantastic names! I laughed my butt off when I saw the Marhall Mathers Doughnut: Doughnut covered with M&M’s. Hahaa! But no worries, I ate the doughnuts and the butt grew back, bigger than ever!
You just have to love Voodoo Doughnuts, they combine all the greatest things: Sugar, chocolate, nuts, candy and humor. Like these doughnut names: Triple Chocolate Penetration, Gay Bar, Cock-N-Balls and Old Dirty Bastard. Perhaps you need something “G rated”? How about Memphis Mafia, Voodoo Doll, Diablos Rex, Captain my Captain, The Loop or Dirty Snowballs? But doughnuts aren’t for everybody: “Our doughnuts may contain eggs, milk and dairy products, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, voodoo magic and soy.” That’s bad.
I start to drool right away when I think of that Bacon Maple Bar Doughnut. That was GOOOOD!! Delicious! Sweet and Salty in same bite. Bacon just makes it all better!
Dirty humor goes beyond just the names.. This Voodoo Doughnut had a red hole in its bum. The hole could have been put in anywhere and its in the bottom. Now that’s dirty. I like it! So if you are visiting / driving through Portland, or any other place where these guys have their shop, stop buy and get you your own doughnut. They are fantastic!
VOODOO DOUGHNUT web page
En voi olla tykkäämättä Portlandista, meillä vain synkkasi heti kemiat yhteen. Johtui varmaan siitä, että ensimmäisenä kaarsimme suoraan Cartlandiaan, alueelle, jossa on valtavasti ruokarekkoja. Ensin herkullista Pupusaa ja jälkkäriksi Voodoo Doughnutin donitseja. Ja vitsi että ne olivat hyviä! Nimissä oli harrastettu huumoria, osa vähän tuhmempaa, osa enemmän lapsiperheille sopivia, samoin kuin päällisissä, sillä osassa oli esimerkiksi muroja päällisenä. Perustajien huumorintaju on vähän tuhma ehkä, mutta donitsit olivat sitäkin herkullisempia. En voi kuin vain suositella kaikille, jotka pyörii näiden donitsipaikkojen läheisyydessä!