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!