Portland’s Best Donuts, or how to get fat in a week

I’m about to give out a secret. Or rather several. Everyones knows that one of Portland’s Best Donuts is at Voodoo Donuts. It seems to be on every single guide to Portland, Portland Travel Guide, and “Best Of Portland” list that comes out. As such, it’s gotten very popular. The original store, despite it’s remodel with the larger front end, has huge lines that encompass the entire block.

Portland's Best Donuts

The line at Voodoo Donuts

So what do tourists and especially savvy tourists do? We go to either Voodoo Too across the river. Or we hit up the Voodoo Doughnut truck in the Cartlandia Food Pod. Or… we go to one of the other great Donut Shops in PDX.

In alphabetical order, because trying to decide the best otherwise is impossible.

Annie’s Donuts – 3449 NE 72nd Ave. The best if you’re wanting something early in the morning on your way to the airport.

Blue Star Donuts – Three locations, 1237 SW Washington St, 3549 SE Hawthorne, and 3753 N Mississippi. Described as “Voodoo for adults,” because of the Blueberry Bourbon Basil, Chocolate Ganache, Buttermilk Old Fashioned, and vegan options like the Pistachio Cake with Raspberry Hibiscus.

Coco Donuts – 814 SW 6th Ave. Donuts tend towards the old fashioned, but are light and fresh.

The Chocolate Ganache Donut from Blue Star Donuts

The Chocolate Ganache Donut from Blue Star Donuts

Delicious Donuts – 12 SE Grand Ave. Spotty corner at best, but home to solid fried dough.

Donut Queen – 5842 E Burnside St. Do you want a dozen donuts for under $5? Then come here.

Pip’s Original Doughnuts – 4759 NE Fremont St. Best for your late afternoon donut cravings.

Sesame Donuts – Five locations; 11945 Pacific Hwy, 2850 NE Brookwood Ave., 13500 SW Hall Blvd, 6990 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, 22560 SW Pine Street, Suite A . Sesame started in an old Dunkin Donuts shop taking over a sorely lacking niche at the time. They still serve some of the best donuts in town though.

Tonalli’s Donuts & Cream – 2805 NE Alberta St. Basic donut options, with a few twists. Blueberry fritter?

And of course, Voodoo Donuts – Three locations; 22 SW 3rd Avenue, 1501 N.E. Davis St., 8145 SE 82nd Ave. – The original and most Portland of donut shops.

Honorable Mention (because it’s not in Portland,) for years, decades even, Joe’s Donut Shop in Sandy was the end all in donut shops. You stopped here before a day on the slopes of Mt. Hood.

So there it is folks, no need to stand in line at Voodoo for hours on end! Just visit one of the other great donut shops in Portland.

Bend Oregon Pet Friendly Lodging

Bend Oregon Pet Friendly Lodging

Bend is the largest city in Central Oregon. It’s located near amazing outdoor opportunities, and nature. In addition over the past couple of decades it has become a great place for foodies, and is now an even better tourist destination. Of course some of us like bringing our four legged friends with us on vacation. The fact that Bend has been listed as a dog friendly city multiple times helps also.

Leash Laws in Bend
Dogs must be on leashes within Bend City Limits except for designated off leash parks. Luckily, Bend has quite a number of great Off Leash Parks.

If you know of any additions or changes to the following lists, please comment below.

Bend Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast Inns

Sunny Acres B&B – One Room Only, $25/night

Bend Dog Friendly Cabins

Brasada Ranch – $25/day per a dog, two dogs maximum

Bobbie The Wonder Dog

Bobbie the Wonder Dog’s House at Oregon Human Society

Bend Dog Friendly Hotels and Motels

Bend Inn and Suites – Unknown Pet Policy

Bend Riverside Motel and Suites – Unknown Pet Policy

Bend Three Sisters Inn & Suites – Unknown Pet Policy

Cascade Lodge – Small pets only

Chalet Motel – No website, Unknown Pet Policy

Days Inn – $15/night, per pet, maximum two pets

Dunes Motel – Unknown Pet Policy

Econo Lodge – $10/night, Limit of 2 pets per room, 25 pounds or under

Entrada Lodge – Unknown Pet Policy

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – $20/night, per pet

La Quinta Inn – Pets stay free, some restrictions apply

McMenamins Old St. Francis School – $15/night, per pet

Motel 6 – no charge for pets

Motel West – No Website, Unknown Pet Policy

Pine Ridge Inn Hotel & Suites – Unknown Pet Policy

Rodeway Inn – Unknown Pet Policy

Quality Inn – Unknown Pet Policy

Red Lion Hotel Bend – Unknown Pet Policy

Royal Gateway Motel – Unknown Pet Policy

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel – $75 deposit at check in, $15/night, per a dog, two dogs maximum

Sleep Inn – $10/night, maximum one dog up to 50 pounds

Sonoma Lodge – no website, pet policy unknown

Sugarloaf Mt. Motel – “small” pets allowed

Super 8 Bend – $10/night, per a pet, maximum 60 pounds

The Oxford Hotel – $55/per pet, per visit (includes extras)

The Riverhouse Hotel and Resort – Voted #1 Pet Friendly Hotel in Bend – No extra charge for pets

Towneplace Suites by Marriott – Unknown pet policy

Wall Street Suites – Unknown Pet Policy

Bend Dog Friendly Vacation Rentals

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals – varies by property

Vacasa – varies by property

Bend Dog Friendly RV Resorts
Scandia RV Park and Resort

Bend Oregon Off-leash Dog Parks

Bend Oregon Off-leash Dog Parks

While Bend City Code states that dogs must be on tethered leashes, the city has seven off-leash parks for our furry four legged friends to play in. There are also several other off leash parks in the region.

Bend Oregon Off-leash Dog Parks

Off Leash Locations

Awbrey Resevoir – NW 10th and Trenton.

Big Sky Luke Damon Sports Complex – 21690 NE Neff Road. Fenced area with grass and natural surfaces.

Bob Wenger Memorial Off-Leash Area at Pine Nursery Park – 3750 NE Purcell Blvd. 14 acres with walking trails, a large grass field, natural areas, a small dog area, and a water park. For dogs.

Deschutes River Trail – Century Rd and Access Rd 41. Off Leash area is between Sunrise Village and Meadow Camp.

Gooddog Trail – Century Drive, half mile west of Entrada Lodge.

Hillside I Park – 2050 NW 12th Street – Off Leash Area is reached via the east side of the park, north of 10 Street.

Hollinshead Park – 1235 NE Jones Road. Off Leash Area

Overturf Butte Reservoir Park – 475 NW 17th Street. Off Leash Area only has partial fences.

Ponderosa Park – 225 SE 15th Street. Small Dog Area.

Riverbend Park – 799 SW Columbia Street. Small Dog Area.

Nearby Off Leash Areas

City of Redmond – Off W Antler / SW Black Butte Blvd between NW 15th Street and NW 17th Street

Sunriver – at Bennington Properties

Cannon Beach Pet Friendly Lodging

Cannon Beach Pet Friendly Lodging

Cannon Beach is among the Oregon Coast’s most visited towns. It occupies one of the most gorgeous portions of shoreline along the Pacific Ocean and has plenty to offer the tourist, both two and four legged.

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock and Tillamook Head at Cannon Beach Oregon

Leash Laws in Cannon Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach in Cannon Beach as long as they are on a leash or under voice control. Note that dogs must be on a six foot or shorter leash on Arcadia Beach, at Ecola State Park, and at Hug Point Recreation Site.

If you know of any additions or changes to the following list, please comment below.

Cannon Beach Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast Inns

Hearthstone Inn – $15/night, per a pet, two pet limit

Inn at Cannon Beach – $15/night, per a pet, two pet limit

Tolovana Inn – $20/night, per a pet

The Wayside Inn – $15/night, per a pet, two dog limit

Cannon Beach Dog Friendly Hotels and Motels

Cannon Beach Ecola Creek – $20/night, up to two pets, 60 pounds or less

Hallmark Oceanfront Resorts – $20/night, per a pet

Harrison Street Inn – Call to check, website says nothing about pets – $15/night, per a pet, two pet limit

Land’s End at Cannon Beach – $18/night, per a dog, two dog limit

McBee Cottages – $15/night, per a pet, two pet limit

Surfsand Restort – $15/night, per a pet, two dog limit – Half of rooms are pet friendly, also hosts a Dog Show

Cannon Beach Dog Friendly Vacation Rentals

Cannon Beach Big House – Call for Details

Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals – Only some houses, call for Details

Oregon Beach Vacations – Varies by property

Quinns Cottage – Call for Details

Sea Salt – Call for Details