Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut coming to Seattle’s Capitol Hill

Oct 18, 2023, 12:33 PM | Updated: 4:53 pm

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 01: View of a box of doughnuts during the grand opening of the new Universal Citywalk location at Voodoo Doughnut on June 1, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

A popular doughnut shop chain based out of Portland, Oregon, famous for its unique flavors and wild toppings, is coming to Seattle.

Voodoo Doughnut, a Portland staple, offers more than 100 different types of doughnuts, including their Bacon Maple with strips of bacon on top and a Voodoo-doll-shaped doughnut filled with raspberry jelly.

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Voodoo Doughnut made the announcement Wednesday noting the opening “represents a significant achievement for the esteemed doughnut brand as it introduces its distinct fusion of innovation and indulgence to the Seattle landscape.”

“We’re thrilled to finally bring some Voodoo Magic to Seattle,” Chris Schultz, CEO of Voodoo Doughnut, said in a press statement provided to KIRO Newsradio. “It’s been many years in the making and the Capitol Hill neighborhood is the perfect site for our first store.”

The company submitted a Building & Land Use Pre-Application with the City of Seattle, which has the listed address for the new location at 1200 Pine St. in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, next to Cal Anderson Park. The company’s announcement said the shop would be opening at 1201 Pine Street. The project is estimated to cost $500,000.

No opening date has been announced for the location.

“We’ve been looking into Seattle, you can’t imagine how many years for the perfect spot,” Schultz told KIRO Newsradio’s Heather Bosch. “We’re looking to hire 75 folks in an implemented around the community which is quite frankly the most important thing we do is put people to work.”

This will be the pastry chain’s second location in Washington after opening a location in Vancouver in 2022. In addition to the Oregon and Washington locations, Voodoo Doughnut also operates in Colorado, Texas, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Florida.

“I mean, we’re the originators of gourmet doughnuts right?” Shultz continued. “Look at the Marshall Mathers, which of course is M&M-covered peanut, the Homer, which is a strawberry-frosted donut with sprinkles on top. Right now, we’re running a dream weaver in relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation which is a star-shaped frosted donut with toffee bits on top.

“But, between you and I if you can keep it a secret, it’s the bacon maple bar,” Schultz revealed to KIRO Newsradio as his favorite donut. “There’s nothing like it.”

The original shop is located on SW 3rd Avenue in Portland where it has been in business for 20 years.

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