Boke Dokie, the new fried-chicken-sandwich-fueled food cart by the team behind Portland's Boke Bowl ramen shops, is just about ready to fire up the fryers on SW 9th and Washington downtown. Owners Patrick Fleming and Brannon Riceci tell Eater Boke Dokie opens this Wednesday, May 11, and on opening day, you can get a free fried chicken sandwich or tofu sandwich, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or when they exhaust supplies).
Fleming and Riceci say some of the flavors at Boke Dokie will be familiar to fans of Boke Bowl. The buttermilk fried chicken is the same fried chicken you can have added to a bowl of ramen at Boke Bowl, only at Boke Dokie, it will be dressed up with gochujang sauce, pickles, and a kimchi-like slaw and served on an "Asian brioche" bun (it's slightly steamed and involves butter; Boke Dokie has a different, vegan bun, for its tofu sandwich).
After Wednesday, the Boke Dokie food cart will be open daily, beginning at 11 a.m., for lunch. If all goes well, Fleming and Riceci say Boke Dokie could become a brick and mortar down the road.