So, I have seen several food network and and travel shows that talk about this unique little doughnut shop, now serving several location in Oregon. So I stopped in for a visit, after having a solid experience with the Bacon Maple Ale at Rogue Brewery, I was eager to try the doughnut that inspired it!
I stopped by one of their Portland locations and tried the staple Voodoo Doughnut with the Voodoo Doll and a Pretzel stabbed through his heart. delicious, filled with raspberry filling. All of these treats were fantastic, definitely a recommended Portland staple…
So, I have been a big fan of Dead Guy Ale for quite some time, I never did, however, connected the Suds Sipping Portlandian culture with this brew (brew ignorance), all I can say is that this place rocks some tasty brews.
I sat down and ordered an Amber Ale, and some WINGS, as I always do at a brew put, it is my first judging point on the quality of the food. This Place served me the wings RAW still, that is right I bit into a raw chicken wing, only cooked on the outside. Gross.
Then I ordered up a bacon cheese Kobe burger, which was good, not great, and I tried a beer sampler. All in all this place was in downtown Portland, had great brew, but so far I was disappointing in the culinary culture that these ale houses endorse…Come on Portland, I need some good grub.
They have great unique brews, including the Bacon Maple Voodoo Donut Ale!!!! Check out the photos below!
Heading up from Mendocino County toward Oregon, I decided to stop at Ninkasi due to its dominance (no pun intended) in the Oregon Market. Their Total Domination IPA is ubiquitous in the Oregon area, every restaurant, bar, pub, it was everywhere. And tasty. The beer has some nice floral notes from the hops with a balance yet delightfully bitter finish. I cant say it was my favorite IPA in the world, but I can say it was nice.
As far as food goes – DO NOT EAT THERE. There is an Italian food trailer across the street, try that. This place serves a few pastries and so forth that taste reminiscent of wet cardboard.
All in all, great beer, beautiful venue, horrible food. Go for the beer!!!