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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 Responses
  1. Catdogfishy (@Catdogfishy)

    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!

  2. Allison Pennington

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

  3. Linnie

    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 :-)

  4. chris

    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.

  5. Elizabeth

    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.

  6. Ilse

    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!

  7. Caitlin

    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 :)

  8. Donna

    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

  9. Jennifer Young

    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!

  10. Christi @ Love From The Oven

    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!

  11. Sinika

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

  12. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    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!

    1. LizP

      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.

  13. Emily Roemmich

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

  14. Emily

    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

  15. Cathy

    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.

  16. Wendy

    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!

  17. Erin @ Brownie Bites

    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!

  18. jessica

    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.

  19. KarenJ

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

  20. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    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!!!!

  21. Holly

    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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