Saturday, October 4, 2014

day 4

Today I get to check something off my Pacific Northwest Bucket List. . . visit VooDoo Doughnuts. VooDoo is just one of those weird off-the-wall places that Portland is known for. Phil had the day off so after we slept in, had a bowl of cereal, did some laundry, and cleaned the master bathroom, we headed out across the bridge on this beautiful sunshiny day to Portland.

We went to VooDoo Too, the second shop that opened in Portland. They also have a cart in Cartlandia downtown and recently opened a shop in Denver. Everything was pink.
We stood in line for 10-15 minutes and tried to decide which doughnuts we were going to get. Notice the Cash Only sign :)
All the options were spinning around in this display case. Nothing was labeled, which I thought was kind of odd. It smelled like a sugar factory. And FYI - VooDoo is open 24 hours a day with vegan options.
Captain Crunch or Fruit Loops?
It's hard to tell from this picture, but the glazed doughnut in the middle was 6x's the normal size. If you ate it in 80 seconds or less, you'd get your money back.
Good things come in pink boxes.
Our selections: Phil - maple bacon bar, me - lemon chiffon crueller (I couldn't even tell it was lemon. Sadness.), me - oreo/peanut butter raised doughnut, Phil - butterfinger chocolate cake doughnut.
Happiness is an all day long Saturday date with the guy you love and hardly ever get to spend a Saturday with.

The fun didn't end there, because just down the road was the Greek Festival. Phil has always wanted to go and now I know that we'll always go back!
We walked inside the Greek Orthodox Church and the light coming through the stained glass was amazing.

We traded some cash for some talents and went to get something to eat.
We got the hummus and veggies, some olives and cheese, and a couple of gyros.
After wandering around aimlessly looking for a place to sit down, we ended up standing next to the spits where they were roasting the lambs.
My first ever gyro. . . which I pronounce as "gyro" and my husband pronounces "euro." He was totally making fun of me.
The funny little Greek guy. Totally posed for the picture.
We bought two raffle tickets in hope that we'll win the big prize of a trip to Greece. Opa!!! Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Our last stop was at a produce place called The Barn so I could get some little pumpkins and gourds to decorate the dining room with and some sweet corn because I've had a craving. But first, we drove by this building and I asked Phil to slow down so I could get a picture.

It's so Portland.

1 comment:

bmarquez said...

Oh man. . . . . I didn't know you were blogging everyday!! This stuff is so cool. I will look forward to checking this out each evening to see what neat stuff you like or do.