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Slideshow: Voodoo Doughnut Parade

Posted by on June 2nd, 2008 at 10:34 am

Voodoo Doughnuts Parade-6.jpg

Something (or someone) catches Carl Fahrner’s eye.
(Photos © J. Maus)
Slideshow below

On Friday, a massive parade of Portlanders helped Voodoo Doughnut celebrate their new store opening. And, not surprisingly, many of them showed up on bikes.

Among the crowd was an eclectic and interesting mix of people and vehicles — from roller derby girls to a fleet of hearses. Even Mayor Potter and his wife showed up and seemed to be enjoying themselves.

One friend said that someone stopped in traffic, waiting for the procession to go by, asked “What is this? A peace march?”, to which the reply was, “No, it’s for the opening of a doughnut shop!” Only in Portland.

For a few shots of the crowd, check out my slideshow below (20 images – photo gallery).

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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  • tonyt June 2, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm, doooooooooughnuts.

    (someone had to say it)

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  • Opus the Poet June 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Anyone else getting the 404 page from the headline link? I got here through the \”more\” link at the bottom of the intro on the front page…

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  • todd June 2, 2008 at 11:32 am

    re the first photo caption, i can confirm that the only thing carl\’s eyes were open for was doughnuts. \”papa, where are the doughnuts? when are we going to get the doughnuts? how come all these people are going so slow to the doughnuts?\”

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  • Scott June 2, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    chuckle… ah doughnuts so easily divert a child\’s mind. Is there anything else besides the doughnuts? My mouth is watering just reading this post. I may have to go get some ice cream as a substitute…

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  • zilfondel June 2, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    so… is their old location closing?

    I hope Oldtown isn\’t losing Voodoo!

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  • KT June 3, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I love the photo with the juxtaposition of \”the future is here\” with the man on the bike.

    The future is here, indeed!

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  • DE June 3, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Anyone know what kind of bike that is in the top photo? I\’ve been looking for something exactly like it.

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  • mbsf June 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    It\’s a 61cm Azor Oma

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  • DE June 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Awesome, thanks!

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  • Bike the Conference June 6, 2008 at 12:52 am

    […] Voodoo Doughnuts Too A delicious Portland landmark has added a second site. Nothing wrong with the very convenient and walkable downtown location, but cyclists will find that Voodoo Doughnuts’ new eastside location hits the bicycle-parking sweet spot. (Sadly, the Annual Meeting wasn’t held early enough for the grand parade.) […]

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