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"All cliches aside, does VooDoo Donuts really have the best donuts in Oregon?"

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - TREATI have been a police officer for a little over 20 years now and we all know the stigma that follows us with donuts and, because of that, I had a 17 year streak of not eating a donut. Not a single one —

not even a donut hole. That was because I was forced to buy donuts for a meeting in uniform in 1996. Not just a few donuts, but two dozen donuts. You can imagine my horror as parents pointed to me and told their children, “see police really do eat donuts!” However, that streak ended last summer when my wife forced me to take a bite of her bacon maple bar from VooDoo Donuts. It was well worth the wait — mmmm. But your question is if VooDoo Donuts are really the best in the state. Being a police officer automatically makes me an authority on donuts and having sampled donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts, 7-11, various Mom ‘n Pop donut stores, organic donuts, gluten free donuts (Kyra’s Bake Shop makes the absolute best), whatever that was sitting on the back counter that looked like a donut, I can unequivocally say that VooDoo Donuts has some of the best donuts in the state. Especially their chocolate old-fashioned and blueberry donuts … although you will probably never catch me eating one, at least not in public. And if you’re going to visit VooDoo Donuts, be sure to visit their East side location in Portland — there’s never a line … at least in my experience!

— Lt. Doug Treat

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