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Voodoo Doughnut Has a Crispy New Product on its Shelves

Plus, a few Portland institutions are changing up their brands

The Cannolo at Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut/Official

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekly EaterWire round up of all those news items we didn’t quite cover. This week’s food news cycle was dominated by two beloved spots closing, a naming controversy, and a fun new shopping option for Portlanders. Today, a few spots switch up their brands and a famed donut location gets a new item. Let’s get into it:

FILLED WITH CHEESE — Portland’s most infamous donut shop, Voodoo Doughnut has introduced a new product to its roster: reportedly two years in the making, the “Cannolo,” a yeasted, swirled, cream cheese-stuffed donut hit stores on Tuesday this week. After braving the long line, diners can choose between pumpkin, almond, and raspberry cream cheese fillings. [EPDX]

NEW NAME, WHO THIS — Vita Cafe, the casual vegan bistro on NE Alberta, is apparently rebranding as Cafe Gertrude. According to a Poached Jobs post, the restaurant is looking to revamp the menu and clean the space up with a fresh paint job, and is looking for some help to do it. [Poached Jobs]

NEW NAME, WHO THIS, PART 2 — Vita isn’t the only establishment switching things up: Portland Roasting Coffee is now Portland Coffee Roasters. Besides the more coherent name, the classic coffee roaster has changed up its image with some colorful, cheerful new bags. [EPDX]

Vita Cafe

3023 Northeast Alberta Street, , OR 97211 (503) 335-8233 Visit Website

Voodoo Doughnut

22 Southwest 3rd Avenue, , OR 97204 (503) 241-4704 Visit Website

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