Seattle has the Space Needle, NYC has the Statue of Liberty, St Louis has The Gateway Arch...and we have Voodoo Donuts. Yes, the lines at the city's most famous donut shop may be legendary, but the donuts can leave something to be desired. Here's your guide to a PDX donut tour that'll put the big boy to the test.
This West Coast chain has a few locations throughout the PDX area, and is best known for its top-notch, simple donuts at great prices: a dozen donuts is just $8.99. Plus, it's open 24 hours!
Sweet neighborhood shop with two must-try delights: the Butterfly (fritter donut with peanut butter and chocolate glaze) and the Cream Cheese Flip (Glaze, triangle shape with cream cheese filling).
If you make it out to the burbs, check out this spot famous for its unique sesame-flavored donuts, donut holes, cake and raised donuts, and Middle Eastern sweets.
Late-night spot with a small-town feel. Big apple fritters, sour cream bar donuts, and buttermilk maple bars are worth a stop.
The best study spot in Portland. Walls of bookshelves, leather chairs, and a fireplace deck this converted craftsman house (with plenty of outlets for your laptop). They even have fresh donuts!
Stop here on your way to work to escape rush hour traffic with an apple fritter or maple bar. Freshest in town, but they often sell out before 8 am!
No gimmicks here, just great old-school donuts paired with really, really good coffee. They now have an eastside location as well, at NE 27th and Broadway. Try the coco or maple old fashioned.
Yeah, it's in a strip mall on Powell, but there's no long line and the donuts are fresh, without corn syrup, fried in trans-fat free oil, with vegan options. My favorite is the apple pie donut, hands down.