Kachka

4.9
1028 Reviews
$31 to $50
Eastern European
OPENING MAY 1ST!
Kachka has re-opened for onsite dining starting with an open air patio located on the upper level parking lot behind the restaurant. Additional casual street seats are also be available in the front of the restaurant. Kachka’s classic menu is available from 4-10 daily, as well as a themed summer happy hour menu available from 4-6.

Our Lavka grocery is open from 9am-9pm daily. Counter service ordering from our Lavka cafe and deli is available from 9-4 daily, with first come first serve outdoor bistro tables.

For more info about Kachka, and our deli Lavka please visit our website: https://www.kachkapdx.com/about-us

https://www.kachkapdx.com/about-us

Experiences

  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Indoor Dining
  • Lounge Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Our airy lounge offers stool and bench seating and our full menu from open to close.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1028 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Garthb
Portland
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC food and service, best in Portland, that's all you need to know.

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LaneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the staff was very helpful in selecting food. Food was very good and very nice location. We will be going again.

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BeauC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We keep coming back. Good is amazing. For example, we tried the mushroom tartare yesterday and it was fantastic. We had the Siberian pelmeni with the garlic broth for the sixth or seventh time and it remains one of our favorite dishes. The horseradish vodka is deliciously balanced between kick and subtle. Service is top notch! Awesome experience!!

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Frankie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and drinks. Horseradish vodka was delicious!

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SarahP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Kachka and were so glad to be back.

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Diane
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Tried the chicken thigh… best piece of chicken I may have ever had!

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vipSusanS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The cocktails were inventive and divine! All our dishes were a hit except the chicken liver appetizer, which had a strange consistency and unbalanced flavors. The accompanying ultra-thin bread toasts were amazing, though. We dined outside under a tent on their parking lot roof in the rain, so the ambience wasn't as pleasant as their indoor dining space is. Good service. Good people. We will be back.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the zakuski... Everything was absolutely delicious!

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SueA
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Herring in fur, cherry vareneki, shashlik lamb tartare,

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BeverlyR
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful restaurant! All the dishes were flavorful and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. Try the Herring 'Under a Fur Coat' or the Baltic Sprat Buterbrodi for appetizers. The dumplings are delicious too. Rabbit is a Clay Pot was incredible. SO many vodkas to choose from too. GREAT PLACE!

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Blah
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delightful service. Go for the martini if nothing else.

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Chris
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a moment when you're eating at Kachka when you realize that it's one of the best restaurants you've ever been to. Every time. It's the playful approach to unique recipes and drinks, it's the service, the decor, and how amazingly delicious everything is. As my fellow diner said: "I've traveled around the world to eat food, and I keep facing disappointment because Portland sets the bar so high." And Kachka is definitely one of the best in Portland.

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Cherish
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this place! Really unique menu and delicious drinks. The happy hour menu was awesome, too, and custard dessert is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We came here as our last stop on our visit to Oregon. I think this is the first weekend they opened up indoor seating- they were severely understaffed to carry the load. It seemed like it was just our table that was taking forever to get food. We got there a bit before 7pm and waited 45 with no food yet. I asked the waitress if she could check on the ETA of the food and then about 5-7 min later we got our apps. Then we had another long pause until we got the main dishes. We finally left the restaurant around 9. The food was okay, but the whole experience could have been better. I just felt that we were there way longer than normal. At the end, we saw that the host didn’t really clean off a table- just wiped the crumbs off with his hands and then immediately sat another party. We will not return.

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AnnaM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to make a vegetarian zakuski experience for us! The mushroom tartar was the outstanding favorite, but everything was delicious. The flavor combos were often new and unexpected.
Try the zubrovka vodka, you won't be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JulieY
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food-interesting happy hour menu with Russian/Mexican fusion. Great drinks. Comfortable outdoor dining. Highly recommend!

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KatL
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Kachka was our last indoor dinning before Covid and first after. We had the best experience and most delicious food. This is our favorite restaurant in Portland.

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megan
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It took a long time for a wait person to acknowledge us once we were seated. MANY walked by, very busy, but finally after ten minutes of no one greeting us, we asked someone, then finally after a while they came.
Once we were acknowledged, everything was great! Food, service ambiance. Just being greeted at the table and told someone would be with us would have been all we needed at our initial seating.
I'd go back though!!! Super fun and excellent food. Thank you!

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ScottS
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, fantastic, deeply satisfying, deeply memorable.

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DarlaS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Super nice staff. Overall great experience. Can't wait to go back

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CalvinD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best meal I've ever had, it would be a disservice to yourself if you're in Portland and you don't try their green borscht.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

It was super windy. No heaters.

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Jessie
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, as always. Thank you very much.

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laurenb
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious drinks. The servers are very friendly

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HeatherB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was amazing and we love trying new things!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KaylaT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and staff were great, as always. Highly recommend the dumplings. Our only issues was a man approaching each table asking people to "help him out with something" and he also approached people's vehicles. Just made us uncomfortable. That is the issue with outdoor seating, unfortunately.

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KaityK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Portland we make SURE to come to Katcha. Try everything on the menu, you can’t go wrong!

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FiddleHead
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special place, just jump right in and let them show you the way.

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BenU
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic place. The food and service are always great. It was a little chilly and no heaters but we are headed into the warmer months so for this year not a biggie. The horseradish infused vodka is wonderful and helped with the chills.

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BigAl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll keep it short, simple and specific. This place is THE BEST.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came out here for my 21st birthday. Kachka was recommended to me on the internet and I could not be happier with my choice. I had my fill of delicious, Russian food, a cuisine completely unfamiliar to me until then. And I warmed the innerds with a most cleansing flight of authentic vodkas and a strong moscow mule to hit the sweet spot. By far my best birthday, and I owe part of that to Kachka’s wonderful efforts that are clearly upheld whether there’s a kid drinking himself silly for his 21st or not. Thank you Kachka!

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible. The service was amazing.

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AlexS
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding outdoor setup. Fantastic food and drinks as always.

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KristinaR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have one of the best setups in town for handling the pandemic, and I am so happy they reopened their outdoor dining. The food was excellent, as always. Kachka never disappoints.

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WendyM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love eating here! So excited that we got a sidewalk reservation so we could enjoy their “fur coat” and incredible cherry dumplings. Plenty of food if you’re a vegetarian.

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Maryaed
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The core of the menu is so reliably good you'll want to have it every time (the dumplings, the Herring Under a Fur Coat, the smoked fish and the caviar and vodka if you're into that) but they're always changing up the other dishes and it's always some interesting twist on a classic Jewish or Eastern European dish. Last night there was a honey-sweetened carrot jam with chopped chicken liver that resembled a Jewish tzimmes; a mushroom tartare with multiple kinds of mushrooms, poppy seeds, and currants; a Georgian kachapuri filled with molten cheese that had been jazzed up with corn and jalapenos; and a refreshing yogurt custard for dessert decorated not only with the advertised rhubarb puree but also candied rye breadcrumbs, cocoa nibs, and edible pansies.

So bring your more cautious friends and stuff them with delicious dumplings while you have an adventure with the small plates. (We never get entrees here. It's all about the small plates.)

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LeeLeeLee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an elegant conversion to a covid safe outdoor dining experience! The tables are all very well spaced, service is fantastic, and it’s so nice to be enjoying dining again.

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Emory
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

v expensive for hardly any food. I thought the food tasted good... the portions were just SO small. Overrated for sure.

FAQs

Kachka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 235-0059.

Kachka is rated 4.9 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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