Voodoo Doughnut gets Denied by Bitch

[Ed note: We ran a shorter version of this story in the Scoop column of yesterday's print newspaper, but we didn't include a photo of the ad in question. So, here it is, in all its hairy glory.] Voodoo Doughnut owner Tres Shannon doesn't understand why Bitch magazine declined from running his store's new clothing ad in their publication. According to him, the only thing that might be controversial ...   More
Thursday, October 15, 2009 Anvi Bui

The Lost Box of the X-Ray Cafe

With XRAY.FM now broadcasting citywide, we rummage through its namesake's past with former co-owner Tres Shannon.


Last year, when XRAY.FM was in the final stages of raising funds to get itself on the air, reporter Jay Horton spent some time with Tres Shannon, who, before becoming the mind behind Voodoo Donuts, co-owned the fledgling community radio station's namesake: the X-Ray Cafe, the club that defined Portland's early '90s rock scene. With XRAY moving to a much stronger signal this week, we thought it appropriate ...   More
Thursday, September 25, 2014 JAY HORTON

Voodoo Doughnut Founder Tres Shannon Crashed Into a Honey Bucket

"Dazed and confused" donut magnate rammed a porta-potty with his car


Tres Shannon had a pretty wild night last Aug. 22.  When police arrived at 2250 NW Quimby St. at 1:28 am, they found Shannon, a co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut, "dazed and confused." His 1992 Mercedes was high-centered on the sidewalk, police wrote, pinning a Honey Bucket port-a-potty against a construction fence. A witness told police that Shannon, now 48, had "rammed the porta-potty with the rear ...   More
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voodoo Doughnuts Is Now a Record Label

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 It was only a matter of time, really: Voodoo Doughnuts is starting a record label.  I'm surprised it took this long. Having already helped turn Portland "weirdness" into a sellable, often phallic-shaped commodity, it makes sense that Voodoo would eventually get into the rock'n'roll business. Plus, owner Tres Shannon is no stranger to the Portland music scene: He ran the seminal X Ray Cafe ...   More
Monday, December 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

P Palace Pileup

How Tres Shannon’s fun center got shook up, shut down and evicted.

News Stories
Tres Shannon had big dreams for the Portland P Palace. Back in December, the Voodoo Doughnut co-founder gave WW a tour of the bar and fun center he was putting together in an old car dealership at 2   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 AARON MESH

Tres Shannon Pulls Plug on Portland P Palace


Food & Drink
The Portland P Palace will not open.Voodoo Doughnut owner Tres Shannon for months now has been talking up his brainstorm for a nightlife project, a putt-putt golf and pool room called the Portland P Palace. The bar was supposed to open earlier this year in a former Timberline Tire Factory and Auto Service Center at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 24th Avenue. But the project has been mired in city permits.  ...   More
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Voodoo Child

Doughnut kingpin Tres Shannon wants to make the whole city his fun park.

Cover Story
At 2:42 am, Tres Shannon decides we need to see if Occupy Portland has shut down the Port of Portland. It’s a Tuesday morning, 30 minutes after Shannon’s weekly set at Dante’s with his Kar   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 AARON MESH

Voodoo Doughnut Co-Owner Opening Putt-Putt Golf Palace


Food & Drink
Tres Shannon, co-owner of Voodoo Doughnut, and Polly Bangs, the founder of the at-risk youth job skills training program Urban Opportunities, will soon open Portand P Palace in a former car dealership at Northeast 24th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. What's a P Palace? According to Bangs, it's "Portland's Premier Putt-Putt Course serving Potables and Provisions...and a lot of other things that begin with ...   More
Monday, August 22, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Voodoo Doughnut's Tres Shannon Reviews Storm Large in Los Angeles

For several weeks now, Storm Large has been appearing on stage in L.A. at the Mark Taper forum, in a revue called "Harps and Angels" of songs by Randy Newman, the pop singer/composer/pianist. Large performs along with Michael McKean and Katey Sagal (best known as the mom on Married . . . with Children). The reviews? The Los Angeles Times did a strange thing and reviewed the show by asking Newman ...   More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN


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