May 30: Voodoo Donut Parade with Barfly, Last Regiment, Rose City Rollers

A message from Jen Lane of Barfly Fame:
Jen Lane, Barfly Holiday Party, Rialto OTB Betting Parlor, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Voodoo Doughnut's having a baby! They're opening up a new shop tomorrow night, Friday, May 30th, just in time for their fifth anniversary, and they're having a real, live parade to celebrate. The parade starts at 7pm sharp, but it is suggested you arrive at Voodoo I (22 NW Third) by at least 6:45pm. Not one, not two, but three cherry tops, plus the honorable Mayor Tom Potter, and Voodoo's founding barons, Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson, will lead the parade, which is a veritable cavalcade of all-stars. Members of March Fourth Marching Band Last Regiment*  will be keeping the beat.

Former X-Ray Cafe alum and now Voleur's chef, Young Tom, will ceremoniously schlep the Golden Suitcase of Magic Grease from the hallowed fryers of Voodoo 1, all the way up Burnside to Sandy, to bless the virgin fryers at Voodoo II at NE 15th and Sandy (actually, 1501 NE Davis, immediately north of Sandy, near the Handy Slut). Portland's own Elvis will be borne as if on the wings of angels by one of those cute li'l pedi-cabs. Heck, even the BarFly Bus will be in on the excitement (we have one of our super-duper private party charter BarFly Bus Tours tomorrow night, and they're all dressing up for prom! If you'd like to be on the bus, please check out, for details. It's a leukemia charity fundraiser, and North 45 Pub is its fine sponsor. Click here for more info on the Prom Bus.) Cherries on top that they are, it's only right that The Rose City Rollers will be there with bells on, too!

You, yes, you, may join the parade as well! The route begins at 7pm sharp at Voodoo I (22 NW Third), goes down Burnside and over the bridge, then up to the zillion corners by God's Scoreboard where Sandy, Burnside, 11th and 12th all meet, and continues onto Sandy, to the brand-spankin' new joint. If you go, you'll get an eyeful of the scene of BarFly's next killer bash – BarFly's Battle of the Band Vans!…Continue reading at

*Original post title and copy had March Fourth playing.

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2 Responses to May 30: Voodoo Donut Parade with Barfly, Last Regiment, Rose City Rollers

  1. Notorious Kelly May 31, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    What a blast that parade was, and now yummy Voodoo Dougnuts on our side of the bridge!

    I’ll be eating more of them for sure.

    Photos and video of the parade – go to MySpace or YouTube – NotoriousKelly

  2. Margo May 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    I’m a big fan of PDX Pipeline, but please note that The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers rocked the Voodoo Donuts Parade NOT March Fourth.


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