Portland: 10 Things to Do

8. Voodoo Donuts

**FILE** In this April 12, 2008 file photo made from video, a Bacon Maple Bar is shown at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Rick Bowmer / AP
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If there was ever a business that captured the kooky essence of Portland, it's Voodoo. From the belly of two locations, sweet-fingered magicians concoct what might best be described as avant-garde doughnuts: when Voodoo first opened, it offered doughnuts glazed with NyQuil and dusted with Pepto-Bismol — until the health department put the kibosh on them. Lest that sound unappetizing, please know that Voodoo's other offerings are actually quite delicious. The namesake Voodoo Doughnut is shaped like a voodoo doll and oozes blood red jelly, while the official city doughnut, the googly-eyed Portland Crème, kicks Boston's keister. Also, if you want to get married (legally or not), Voodoo is more than happy to provide that service.

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