I was commissioned to do an illustration ofThe Voodoo Doughnut bar in Portland Oregon for the FT Weekend Magazine. I’d love to say I was shipped over there business class to sit outside to paint the place on site with a few beers thrown in. Nope, it was painted here in Pilton Somerset via good old Google street view with a cup of tea to keep the moths away. All that said, most enjoyable.
About Voodoo Doughnut Bar
Voodoo Doughnut in Portland Oregon, Eugene Oregon, Denver Colorado, Austin Texas, and now L.A. California, was the brain child of Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon who had been friends for a while. They always wanted to start a business together. Something that would fit into an extraordinary Portland Oregon business climate. Something fun, different, and one for the ages.
Cat Daddy with his stunningly brilliant business sense, and Tres with his seemingly endless supply of connections, set forth to conquer Old Town, Portland Oregon, and the world with the Doughnut!! After a meeting with some Armenians and drumming masters, they were ready to set up shop in the “crotch” of Portland — Old Town.
22 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR, 97204