Mar 26th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
If you happen to be looking for doughnut shop that performs legal weddings and offers a confectionery treat endorsed by the Ol' Dirty Bastard's mom, you're probably going to have to take a trip to Oregon.
and its offshoot, Voodoo Doughnut Too, are famous in the Portland area and beyond for their unusual fried dough interpretations
and off-beat promotions
They may have also invented the bacon doughnut: "Our bacon maple bar has got us a ton of press and has been copied all over," Voodoo Doughnut co-founder Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson told Asylum. "Actually, I'm not sure who did it first," he then conceded. "But I was the first one to be on TV with it."
Other Voodoo Doughnut favorites include the Old Dirty Bastard, a chocolate doughnut topped with crushed Oreos and peanut butter, which was in fact given the thumbs up by the late rapper's mom. Also their Portland Crème -- a Boston crème doughnut with a pair of eyes to give it "vision" -- was decreed the official doughnut of Portland by the city's mayor.
Read on the find out how many folks have been married in a doughnut shop, and how many doughnuts a man can balance on his penis.
Cat Daddy and his business partner Tres Shannon, who are both Universal Life ordained ministers, have performed "a couple hundred" weddings since the shop opened in 2003.
The ceremony, which takes place on site, is loosely based on voodoo tradition, and comes with doughnuts and coffee for either 24 or 60
, depending on whether you shell out 200 or 300 dollars for the nuptials.
But perhaps Voodoo Doughnuts' most interesting promotion is their annual c--kfest. While their website is vague as to what goes down during the suspiciously named event, Cat Daddy was kind enough to give us the lowdown. Now we now the record for the number of doughnuts a man has held up with his penis for five seconds -- using no hands -- is four.
"My eyes burn for days after," Cat Daddy said of the competition. That in mind, we've included a picture from one of the Voodoo weddings instead.