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

The Hole Story

3 months behind the counter at Voodoo Doughnut.

Cover Story
“TALKING SHIT ABOUT HALL & OATES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.” This sign hanging next to the employee schedule at Voodoo Doughnut is probably a joke, but I’m not quite   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

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

Daft Dunk

Portland's finest coffee and doughnut pairings.

Food Reviews & Stories
I was nervous the first time, shuffling my feet and crumpling the top of the paper bag as I waited for the barista’s attention. “I want something that will go well with this,” I offer caut   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

All Night Long

It’s 4 am, do you know where your sandwich is?

Food Reviews & Stories
We know Portland teenagers are all tucked in bed by the city’s curfew, which is 10:15 pm on school nights and midnight on weekends. But if, hypothetically, they were out late—perhaps coming    More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Pink Box Shocker: Write-in Candidate Wins Voodoo's Mayoral Doughnut-Eating Contest

smith_voodoo Jefferson Smith

For the third consecutive election cycle, Old Town on Friday night witnessed one of the most extraordinary traditions in the race for Portland mayor: the Voodoo Doughnut eating contest.All three major mayoral candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith—appeared and paid homage to the 24-hour doughnut phenomenon run by entrepreneurs Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson."They're ...   More
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Scoop: In Memory of Gavin Soens

Gossip filed as head of your household.

R.I.P. THEORY: Portland MC and producer Gavin “Theory” Soens died of cancer April 10. The 27-year-old was in his home, surrounded by friends and family. Soens is best known for his band, Hives   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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

Voodoo Doughnut Went Through 44 Tons of Dough a Week

...and 49 other stats from Portland in 2011.

Culture Features
We've compiled a Harper's Willamette Week Index of fascinating Portland facts and stats from 2011.    More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Culture Staff

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


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