bar with bottles and a mirror at Kachinka

Susie Knows Kachka/Kachinka

If you have foodie relatives coming to town for the holidays I’ve got the perfect spot for you! 2 sister restaurants – Kachka and Kachinka – offer savory, super tasty Russian fare under low lighting and a synthy ’80s Russian soundtrack. If/ WHEN you go, here are my top 3 items at each:

Kachka (More formal, in the Goat Blocks):

  • Herring ‘Under a Fur Coat’ – a 7 layer dip
  • Golubtsi – cabbage rolls
  • Blini with caviar

Kachinka – (Good for late night/more casual atmosphere, right at SE Morrison and Grand):

  • Pelmeni or Tvorog Vareniki – pan-fried dumplings with meat or cheese (available at Kachka as well)
  • Beet & walnut “caviar” – The most veg-friendly item on the menu and there is nothing like this anywhere else in PDX!
  • $6 Moscow Mule – all day, every day!



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