For lack of a much more creative tittle, 😉 golf and doughnuts is exactly what a recent evening out consisted of for Mister Mister and I.
We played a round at a pirate themed glow in the dark mini golf course.
Our 3D glasses really made the course pop.
Mister Mister won the game fair and square but I almost gave him a run for his money somewhere around the tenth hole. 😉
Afterwards, we decided to invest the rest of our evening waiting in line at a doughnut shop. Not just any doughnut shop though, the famous Voodoo Doughnuts. It is open 24/7 and it’s iconic Portland. It has also been featured on the travel channel. We’ve wanted to try them for some time but the line has always been outrageously long and we quickly tire of the thought of waiting in it.
It wasn’t any different this time around, there was a double line as usual of people waiting to try the famous doughnuts almost half way around the building. This time though, we decided to commit and wait it out.
It didn’t hurt that is was a cool, almost chilly July 1st evening. The sun was setting beautifully behind the city skyline and there wasn’t a drop of rain to be found. The census of those in line was calm and friendly. All aiding in making the 45 minute wait bearable.
At one point a stretch limo pulled up to the curb and the driver stepped out and cut to the front of the line. When he came back out he had a box of doughnuts in hand. He got back in and drove away as if it were a normal, every day occurence. Portlander’s never cease to amaze me with their “weirdness.” 🙂
The brick siding of the building is covered in glitter and customers are encouraged to leave their marks.
The interior of the shop is as kooky as you would imagine, though all the while still strangely inviting.
All in the good fun that it is, crude humor is up for sale in the form of bumper stickers and even underwear. The owners are ordained ministers and perform “voodoo’ weddings on site if you feel so inclined.
I don’t know about you but I think I’ll just be sticking to the doughnuts!
The doughnuts are displayed for your choosing on carousels.
Bacon Maple doughnut anyone?
Will you take a look at that giant sprinkled one on the wall. That’s my favorite kind, the more sprinkles the better!
As silly as you would think we should feel holding up a pink doughnut box in a photo as if we had won a trophy, we actually felt rather accomplished. 😉 In a sense, Voodoo Doughnuts is a right of passage in Portland. One that we could finally say that we had achieved!
Incase you’re wondering, our doughnut selection included; cookies & cream, fruit loops, toasted coconut, sprinkled of course and a voodoo doll doughnut its self. Complete with raspberry “blood” filling.
Like I said yes, a rather creepy gimmick and certainly not somewhere I plan to frequent but it was fun to take part in the novelty that surrounds the place. Now, the next time we see it featured on tv we can say… been there, done that! 🙂
I’m making progress on my Year Of Lovely Things list!
Two more check marks…
Play mini golf! & Visit Voodoo Doughnuts!