05 August 2008

The Magic is in the Hole

After EJ took us under a bridge for an incredible cajun dinner last night, we knew we'd only begun to scratch the surface of finding Portland's hidden sweet spots. Today, we found more. Today marks the day that I ate the most delicious doughnut of my life.

We started in Washington park, which conveniently enough, has trails beginning straight across the street. This is what it looks like when you first begin to climb:

We followed the signs leading us to the Portland Rose Garden. I knew it was the "City of Roses". I now know why. Row after row of bright, blooming, bunches of flowers. All colors, shapes, and types left Matt and I happy to walk quietly and snap photos.

It was a very hot day so I got Tiger's Blood shaved ice to cool me down. I was so happy with my sugary sweet purchase, I thought this was surely the best purchase I could possibly make today. Little did I know of the VooDoo is my future!

We came out of the park on the SW side and walked through downtown to 3rd where I bought my first VooDoo doughnut. This isn't just ANY doughnut shop; VooDoo takes flavor choices far further then any doughnut shop before them. After deliberating on one of the more difficult decisions I've had to make in the Pacific Northwest, I went with a blueberry and pink sprinkled concoction.

OMFG. Yes, it's pretty but, it's more then that. It was DIVINE. Next time I will have to be more ballsy. I want to try "Vegan Doom": a doughnut covered in maple syrup icing topped with two slabs of bacon. My doughnut future is looking up. In the words of the great Homer Simpson "Mmmmm.....doughtnut"


Chet said...

You two are having way too much fun! Am I the only one stuck working anymore!?!?!?!?! :) Don't listen to me, I'm just jealous!

Pete said...

I want one of those killer asss donuts!!!!