Portland, Oregon is the newest addition to the Underground Donut Tour, a sweet city attraction that guides participants to travel downtown to local donut shops for sightseeing and treat eating fun. The tour, which was first started in Chicago by Jeff Woelker, was launched four years ago. Since then, it has newly expanded to include other locations, such as New York City, Seattle, Philadelphia, and most recently, Portland. Notable stops along the way include NOLA Doughnuts, Blue Star, and the insanely popular, Voodoo Doughnut.
Voodoo Doughnut was founded May 13, 2003 by friends Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon. They grew the deep fried dough chain from the ground up and now have seven locations, and make over 50 flavors of doughnuts. They are known for crazy selections like Marshall Mathers (an M&M’s themed doughnut), Guava Colada (a quirky twist on piña colada), Portland Creme (the city-themed creme-filled delight), and their famously, delicious Bacon Maple Bar© -yes, it has real bacon on it! This is one of the last stops on the tour. What makes it so awesome is that participants get to skip the line, which has been known to get quite long!
The Portland Underground Donut Tour is offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $30 for adults (ages 11 and over) and $15 for kids ages 10 and below. The outdoor tour is for two hours; it begins at 9am and lasts until 11am. Guests should come hungry, be ready to walk, and enjoy this delicious new attraction!