Voodoo Doughnut breaks Guinness World Record for biggest box of doughnuts
PDX Bridge Festival’s Brunch on The Bridge | August 6th
Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon
Photo by by Aaron Rogosin (aaronrogosin.com)
The Brunch on the Bridge festival yesterday was quite a success with over 1,400 people attended, nearly 4,000 doughnuts (weighing in at 666 pounds), a giant pink box, and a new Guinness world record.
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Portland Brunch on the Bridge Festival Press Release & More Pictures:
Voodoo Doughnut Breaks Guinness World Record at Brunch on the Bridge - World’s Biggest Box of Doughnuts Weighs in at 666 Pounds
Portland’s own Voodoo Doughnut broke the Guinness World Record for biggest box of doughnuts at PDX Bridge Festival’s Brunch on the Bridge today on Hawthorne Bridge on Saturday, August 6, 2011, nearly tripling the previously held world record. As locals know, good things come in pink boxes. Nearly 4,000 doughnuts, weighing in at 666 pounds (Voodoo Doughnut has the magic touch indeed) were loaded into a giant, pink, cardboard box measuring 7′ x 7′ x 4′. All that is left is to file the paperwork with Guinness and their world record will be officially certified, their place in history secured.
Over 1,400 people, including Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, witnessed the world record-breaking box of doughnuts. After the tally and weigh-in, the visitors enjoyed Voodoo’s bounty as they took in the sights at PDX Bridge Festival’s Brunch on the Bridge. A giant replica of the pink boxes Voodoo Doughnut is known for was built by Paccess Global, with the exterior & interior artwork created by Wieden + Kennedy.
PDX Bridge Festival is a week-long celebration of Portland’s bridges, a nonprofit mission to raise awareness and foster appreciation of the Willamette River Bridges through cultural, artistic, historical, and educational programming. The signature event of PDX Bridge Festival, Brunch on the Bridge, was a spectacular success. The event hosted over 1,400 guests in a park created on the Hawthorne Bridge with locally grown sod, as well as trees, picnic tables, games, a croquet course, and much more.
Guests enjoyed delicious treats from Whole Foods Market, Dave’s Killer Bread, Stumptown Coffee, Guayaki, Organically Grown Company, Eva’s Herbucha, Vitamin Water, Evolution Juice, Barefoot Bubbly, Pure Simple Juice, Oregon Ice Works, Queen of Hearts Bakery, Rawdacious Desserts, Borthwick Kitchen, and Victory Garden Farms. Attendees also reviewed all of Portland’s majestic bridges live on-site at the Google Places Lounge using Google Places, a recommendation engine that connects people with the places they love.
Brunch on the Bridge 2011 benefited B-Shares, a local bike delivery program serving hungry populations in need. Working with B-Shares and event sponsors, the Festival hosted a food drive with donation barrels on-site. Donations can still be made at local Whole Foods stores.
Each year, Brunch on the Bridge is dedicated to an individual of unique significance. The park created at Brunch on the Bridge 2011 was dubbed “Richter Park” in honor of William “deRichter” Heitz. Heitz served as 2010 production manager of PDX Bridge Festival and passed away in 2011, he was a dear friend and will be sorely missed by all.
The final event of PDX Bridge Festival is the Closing Party on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Crystal Ballroom, where thirteen bands will perform for seven hours. Tickets are available for only $10 at: pdxbridgefestival.org
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