Sunday, May 9, 2010

Big News Downtown: VooDoo Doughnuts Has Landed

This is not your mother's donut shop -- even if your mother is Portland. The legendary VooDoo Doughnuts has landed in Downtown Eugene, taking the space once (briefly) held by 20 East. That means you can now take your Cock-n-Balls to Kesey Square and snack at will.

Cock-N-Balls. n. Doughnut. Cock-n-balls shaped raised yeast doughnut triple filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate frosting!

D45E9DC4-09F8-4A9C-A901-A10B28545B25.jpgWhen I visited last Friday, there was a man in a partial clown suit standing on the sidewalk outside the place, announcing joyously the order of every one of the above-mentioned confections to a crowd that included both hungry college hipsters and darling-shall-we-go-to-the-art-walk townies. The line ran from the small counter well out the door; this is still definitely a grab-and-go donut shop.

On the plus side, the menu board here is clearer than the jumbled mess in Portland -- perhaps because the owners sensed, correctly, that they might draw a fair number of the uninitiated to this new location. It's slightly less intimidating than the rushed downtown Portland location, too.

No word yet on whether the centerpiece of the VooDoo line -- the bacon maple bar -- will make an appearance, but I'll definitely report back on that soon.

Location: 20 East Broadway, Eugene

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. OR until they run out of doughnuts!


  1. Gahhh! I want donuts! Damnit. When did Eugene suddenly get all these good places to eat? Where were they when I was living there and eating on student loan money? I mourn that cash spent at Rennies.

  2. I'm sure it's just a coincidence. Hee hee.

    Rennies, yes, definitely worth mourning.

  3. I believe I need you to take me by the hand, Jenn, so I can experience this VooDoo Donut thing guided by an expert.

  4. Any time, Laurie! I could use a doughnut pretty much always.