August 26, 2011

Sweet and Treats in Portland

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

After our much too quick visit to gorgeous Trout Lake Farm in Washington, Emily from Busy Mommy and I headed back to Portland for the night. Everyone else had flights home that afternoon, so we had the whole place to ourselves. And of course, we had just enough time for a quick cupcake and bakery tour of the city!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

We started out at Saint Cupcake Galore. I love it when bakeries have mini cupcakes to sample! Here we have vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin spice, toasted coconut, and vanilla with chocolate chips.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Gorgeous cinnamon roll, which we cut in half and went straight for the center, of course.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

And an oatmeal cookie whoopie pie with peanut butter and jelly buttercream frosting. Too cute!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Our next stop was Cupcake Jones. More mini cupcakes, yay! We sampled the devil’s food cake, vanilla bean, red velvet, and white chocolate marionberry mini cupcakes here. Loved that vanilla bean pastry cream!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

But we didn’t stop there, we saved the best for last! Oh, how I loved  Voodoo Doughnut. I think my jaw dropped when we walked into this fun doughnut shop!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

They had so many fun doughnuts to choose from! Yes, that is a Froot Loop doughnut you see! I got it just for fun, but it turned out to be one of my favorites!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Here’s what all we picked.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Maple bacon. Of course we had to try this one! I am not a huge bacon dessert person, but I did like this doughnut. Although I don’t think I could’ve eaten the whole thing! One bite was enough!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Had to try just their basic, glazed doughnut. Yum.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Dubble Bubble!! And the blue one with pink sprinkles right next to it is blue raspberry. These two weren’t my favorites, but I will admit they taste exactly how you’d imagine they taste. So if that’s your thing, totally go for these doughnuts!

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Vanilla Oreo doughnut. Yuuummm.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Chocolate Oreo Doughnut with Peanut Butter. Double yum! This might’ve been my favorite.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

Chocolate cake doughnut with crushed Heath bar topping.

Portland Cupcakes and Doughnuts

And a banana fritter with chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and salted peanuts. Definitely a highlight of the day!

Thanks so much Emily for running around Portland with me and hanging with me through all these crazy desserts!

Have a great weekend, all!



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44 Comments






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Holly August 26, 2011 at 3:32 am

I <3 your blog post's. All of this glorious food…my fave being the sweet stuff…It just looks to.die.for! But I have to ask…how often do you visit the dentist!? ;) But, seriously, thankyou for sharing and keep it up! :)

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Nic's Notebook August 26, 2011 at 3:34 am

Mmmmmm!! Love the look of that vanilla oreo donut – amazing! :)

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 26, 2011 at 5:07 am

Amanda one of these looks better than the next…wow!

And I love that sign from Voodoo Donut. Too cute!! Good things come in pink boxes <– love it :)

Have fun with the girls in Mexico!!!!

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Lindsay August 26, 2011 at 6:26 am

oh gosh..I want one of those donut so bad ! lol

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Dina August 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

Yay for Washington! :) I’m originally from Washington State and moved to Buffalo, NY after getting married…if you are heading up to Tacoma, WA stop by Hello, Cupcake 1740 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA http://www.hello-cupcake.com. Safe travels! :)

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KarenJ August 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

Beautiful…simply too beautiful to eat!!! YUM!!! How on earth did you ever get into this line of “work”?! Keep the inspiration coming…

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jessica August 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

I’ll admit I do love all of your travel blogs they make me so envious! but I’ll love it when you get home and we get to see some more pictures of those cute lil pups of yours.

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Erin @ Brownie Bites August 26, 2011 at 7:28 am

I absolutely love VooDoo! I love Froot Loops so I would be all over that doughnut! Such cute ideas! The bubblegum one, though? Ehh… not so sure! It’s cute though!

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Elizabeth Rhyneer August 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

Love Portland, our daughter lives there and they wouldn’t move if you paid them.

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brandi August 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

holy donuts! going to Voodoo is one of my life goals :)

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Wendy August 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

Oh my goodness – how do you stay so slim with all of the sugary delights you taste? I’m assuming it’s only a bite of each, but it must be hard to push the rest away! I am on a VLC (very low carb) diet right now, so am living vicariously through you. Keep those delicious pictures coming!

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Deb August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

you ATE cupcakes without me?? JK! :D i wish i was there

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Cathy August 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

Oh, I want that banana fritter. It looks so good. I have a hard time eating donuts since I worked at Daylight Donuts (in Auburn) in high school and gained a ton! I think my kids would love that bubble gum donut though.

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Emily August 26, 2011 at 9:08 am

Amanda – I LOVE all of your pictures. I am now thinking of blowing all of my weight watcher points and cramming as many cupcakes into my mouth as possible:) Thanks for taking us on all of your adventures! WAR EAGLE

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Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine August 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

A fruit loop donut AND a maple bacon one?! I must go to this place someday. :)

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alex August 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

VooDoo is so fun! When we were last visiting, I had a cake donut with chocolate, peanut butter, and rice krispies! yum~!

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Emily Roemmich August 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hey girl, loved our mini-adventure in Portland together. Hopefully we get to do it again sometime! Have fun in Mexico!

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Catherine August 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

I am so enjoying your venture and photos! Thank you for sharing and continue to have a blast!!!

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Urban Wife August 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

Omg, I’m not even a fan of donuts but those Voodoo ones look AMAZING! Lovely pictures.

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Amy August 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

I want to go to that doughnut shop so badly!!

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Diana August 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

HEY I live in Eugene,OR will have to check this out Thanks for your visit to Oregon!

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LizP August 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Diana, I live in Eugene too. You MUST go to Voodoo! The banana fritter thing is amazing and so is the maple bacon. My 6yr old got the Voodoo donut and thought the jelly center was awesome. Oh, bring CASH, that’s the only form of payment they’ll take.

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sprittibee August 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

Those look yummmmy!

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Allison August 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

Welcome to Portland! Glad you had a good time. Looks like you ate tons of yummy stuff!

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Susan J August 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

Voodoo Doughnuts are the best…although I did notice you left out the actual names of the doughnuts… (:

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I cannot wait to try that place one day! Yeah not so much on the bubble gum one, I’ll go for that bacon maple, chocolate oreo and apple fritter. Drooooool!

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Sinika August 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Um- you have the coolest job ever! If you ever need an assistant travel/taster partner… I’ll be glad to fill the position! :)

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Christi @ Love From The Oven August 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I have always wanted to go to Oregon. Possibly because I have always wanted to go to Voodoo Donut. Now I’m not sure my life could ever be complete if I don’t take this trip. Thanks for the amazing pics!

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Jennifer Young August 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I saw Voodoo Donut on a Food Network special one time. I still remember it b/c donuts are kinda my thang. It really does look amazing!

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lizjeep August 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

The last one would be TDF….YUM!

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Donna August 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

It’s a tough life, traveling around the county, seeing these beautiful sites and tasting this yummy treats – but someone’s got to do it!! he he he! I’d love your figure with this diet!! double he he he! (Yes, I’ve read about your successful weight loss and looking forward to my own success story soon – You’ve given me so much hope!)

Many blessings,
Donna
grandma4five

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Caitlin August 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

You have ruined me…now every time I go visit a new city I feel like I need to seek out all the cupcake shops so I can eat and take pictures of yummylicious cupcakes like you do :)

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Christina August 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Beautiful pictures, those places look great! I want to visit VooDoo Doughnut one day. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!!

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Bekki August 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Glad you made it to VooDoo! Next time you make it to Portland, you have to try Papa Haydn. They have AMAZING desserts!

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Barb August 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

What a fun weekend!!!

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Ilse August 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I went to Portland in February and tried the Voodoo Doughnuts…I think they are the best! And in your pictures they look really yummy!

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Elizabeth August 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I think I just gained 10 lbs reading this post! All look wonderful. I remember seeing Voodoo Doughnuts on an episode of Anthony Bourdain. I would have to try them all sadly.

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chris August 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

everything looks so yummy! gorgeous pictures and beautiful scenery. thanks for sharing your adventures.

did u announce the winner of the lovely Kdub ball? i think i missed it.

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Mom-Friday August 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

Your food shots always jump out of the page, and never fail to make me crave! YUM!

You are in my list of fave sites!
http://www.mymomfriday.com/2011/08/6-sites-of-inspiration.html

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Linnie August 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

I am from Portland and you hit all the good spots indeed! I am so glad you had fun! Maple Bacon is so popular in the Great Northwest and I am happy that we were able to turn you :-)

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Ali August 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Portland is so lovely! Another great place to check out is “Two Tarts.” Their mini bakery items are delicious!!

http://tartnation.wordpress.com/

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Allison Pennington August 31, 2011 at 5:15 am

Voodoo Doughnuts is my broods favorite place on earth! The cereal doughnuts are my favorite…. Welcome to Portland!!

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imaprile August 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Amanda, how do you stay in such great shape discovering all these goodies?? Do you eat these divine desserts!?!? :-)

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Catdogfishy (@Catdogfishy) September 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Woah! Those are some funky donuts! The cinnamon looks so good! I love bacon but not with deserts. This is awesome! I loved the sign with the ghost!

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