Schultz said the company has had its eye on the spot for about six months and appreciated that it was a high-visibility site with ample parking. It’s also near several other big-name food establishments that have opened in recent years, such as the Chick-fil-A at the southwest corner of the mall loop, he said.
The store won’t operate 24 hours a day like its downtown Portland counterpart, Schultz said, but will likely be open until 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. The company plans to hire between 50 and 70 staff to operate the store, he said.
Voodoo Doughnut opened its first location in Portland’s Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood in 2003, followed by its eastside Portland location in 2008. Subsequent expansions took the company beyond Oregon, with locations in Colorado, Texas, Florida and California.
One of the most recent additions brought things back to the Portland metro area with a new branch in Milwaukie, Ore., that opened in late 2019. Voodoo Doughnut currently has 11 locations, and Vancouver will make 12; although, it will be quickly followed up by new locations in Houston and Denver late in the year, Schultz said.