Portland’s landmark Voodoo Doughnut, known for its distinctive pink carryout boxes and wide range of over-the-top novelty offerings, is preparing to open a store in Vancouver. Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz confirmed the plan this week.
“Ever since I’ve come to Voodoo, we’ve been on the lookout for a store in Vancouver,” he said.
The new branch will be at 8203 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, on the outside of the Vancouver Mall loop, in a building that formerly housed a Chase Bank branch. The first Voodoo Doughnut sign is scheduled to be installed next week, but there’s already a visible hint about the future of the site: The building has been painted pink.
The store is targeting a mid-November opening, Schultz said.
Schultz joined Voodoo about four years ago after serving as an executive at Starbucks and later MOD Pizza. He said Voodoo has received frequent requests for a shop in Vancouver, and his prior success operating Starbucks and MOD locations in the city made it a good candidate.
The former Chase Bank branch is one of three adjacent commercial buildings on a single piece of property west of the mall, according to Clark County property records. Like most of the other developed properties along the mall’s perimeter, it is not owned by Vancouver Mall parent company Centennial Real Estate.