I did not miss the chance to stop by two of the most well-known dessert spots in Portland, Voodoo Doughnuts and Salt & Straw. Many people suggested that I should check out Salt & Straw before the trip, so despite the cold weather, my friends and I made a stop. I love that they offer ice cream flights as an option, perfect for this indecisive food lover.
Although we were told that the flight of four ice creams contained about a golf ball sized scoop, we were pleasantly surprised that our portions were much bigger. I may be lactose-intolerant but that has never stopped me from enjoying my dairy ;) Cheuk and I split the flight with Stumptown Coffee and Burnside Bourbon, Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, Freckled Woodblock Chocolate, and Peppermint Cocoa. My favorite of the bunch was hands down the seasonal special, Peppermint Cocoa, creamy chocolate and refreshing peppermint.
I know we have the oh-so-similar Psycho Donuts in the South Bay but I couldn’t miss the chance to stop by Voodoo on my first trip to Portland. We stood in line for almost an hour but I have no regrets. I immediately went for the Fryer Flyer Dozen which consisted of all of the most popular options. It included 13 deliciously dangerous doughnuts including: Voodoo Doll, Bacon Maple Bar, Portland Cream, Captain my Captain, Triple Chocolate Penetration, Grape Ape, Diablos Rex, Dirt Doughnut, Maple Blazer Blunt, Marshall Mathers, McMinnville Cream, Old Dirty Bastard, and Neopolitan.
Every doughnut provided a rich, flavorful experience with my favorite being the fluffy Maple Bacon Bar! With a lot of self-control, I was able to save some to share with my family :)