Friday, August 9, 2013

Photo-Finish Friday -- A Rare Sight

You have to get up plenty early to see this:

Portland 002

Because it usually looks like this:

Portland 013

We were fortunate to have a hotel room cater-corner from Voodoo Doughnut, the popular doughnut shop in Portland. The lineup is at least as long as in the second photo from just before 9 a.m. to well past 1 a.m.
Note please the entrance to the shop is on the corner. The line forms in two directions to it.
The shop is open 24 hours each day except some holidays such as Thanksgiving.
The first pic is at 6:34 a.m.
The second at 2:48 p.m.

I will post about our doughnut escapade in the near future.


the Bag Lady said...

Those must be some damned fine doughnuts! (Reminds me of the drive-through line-ups at Timmy's.... every time I drive past, no matter the time of day!)

Leah J. Utas said...

They're tasty, but it's more the experience than the product, I think.

Ron Scheer said...


BTW, is that graffiti backwards?

messymimi said...

Around here, that's what the DMV looks like from an hour before opening. We don't get too many lines like that anyplace but government offices, which is sad.

Leah J. Utas said...

Ron, I believe so. It says "Relaps" and "Chant."

Leah J. Utas said...

That truly is sad, Messymimi.

Hilary said...

About twelve years ago, the first Canadian Krispy Kreme opened up here in Mississauga, only a short drive from my place. Cars were lined up several city blocks to get to the drive through... for months. Probably well over a year.

I stood in line once and only once. It took about a half hour. We asked what their most popular donut was. They told us. We bought a few of those and some others. I ended up tossing mine out. I thought the were the greasiest things I'd ever tasted. Long lineups do not mean good donuts. I hope your experience was different.