Editor’s note: Today’s blog post is brought to you by guest blogger Mark Poltorak, who manages the Pendleton employee store. Enjoy it!
Everyone who works at Pendleton’s corporate office has smelled it; that delicious odor of deep-fried donut batter as we leave the building and walk toward Burnside.
A line of patient patrons congests the sidewalks for what seems like 24 hours a day. We see the iconic pink boxes all over town, in the airport and on TV.
Established in 2003, Voodoo Donuts has become an iconic, must-see/eat in the “Keep Portland Weird” tourist scene. Now, Voodoo has asked Pendleton to create a Voodoo blanket that will keep you as warm as those fresh out-of-the-fryer sugary treats.
The blanket features a detailed display of Voodoo icons. In the center, emerging from the center of the blanket (and a donut, of course), we are greeted by none other than Baron Samedi. Baron Samedi waits at the crossroads between the worlds of the living and the deceased. He is armed with a shovel and eager to dig the graves and greet the souls of the newly departed. It is rumored that Baron Samedi can be brought to a swoon with treats (such as doughnuts!).
A comforting sight to balance the grim aura of Baron is the impressive spread of Voodoo’s bread and butter: the doughnuts! Fans of Voodoo will find all their bizarre but delicious favorites: the McMinnville Cream, Neapolitan, Diablos Rex, Sprinkle, Bacon Maple Bar, Portland Cream and Triple Chocolate.
Of course, the blanket wouldn’t be complete without a representation of the most iconic Voodoo doughnut of all! The Voodoo Doll doughnut is featured multiple times.
Long after Baron has claimed us all for his own keeping, this eerie blanket will keep you warm. Be on the lookout for one at the Voodoo Donut site. And remember, “The Magic is in the Hole.”