Voodoo Donuts cast a spell on me. They claim “the magic is in the hole.” And so it is with this dynamic hole-in-the-wall operation that would make Homer Simpson drool off 20 pounds before putting them back on with such amazing donuts including the Tex-Ass which at $3.95 comes with a challenge: Eat it in less than a minute and a half and it’s free. There are a few off color donuts (put your mind in the gutter for some of these – think obelisks and a couple globes) and Oreo and peanut butter combos, and voodoo dolls with pretzel stick pins filled with raspberry blood. They do weddings here. Seriously. And the occasional live music act though the area in front of the counter is about the size of many people’s kitchens. Open 24 hours in case you need to hex someone with a Portland Cream in the midnight (or midday) hour.
A tip sent me to Wunderland, an arcade/second-run cinema. So you can see $2 movies or go play video games that take NICKELS rather than quarters. Though having flashbacks to my 80s addiction to plugging coins into the descendants of Space Invaders and Pac Man, I managed to just get a feel for the place and keep my nickels.
Brewpubs Amnesia and