Kachka’s Eastern European grocery welcomes guests inside to shop again, and introduces a new menu to enjoy on outdoor tables, or at home.
PORTLAND, OR (April 9, 2021) – For the first time in over a year, guests are welcomed back into Kachka Lavka, one party at a time, for shopping and dining. The beautiful old-world-style market is brimming with imported grocery items and Kachka’s own breads, charcuterie, cured fish and merchandise. Chef Bonnie Morales and her team have also created a new all day café menu (below) which can be taken to go, or enjoyed on one of five new outdoor tables outside of Kachka Lavka. Kachka’s house vodka infusions, beer, wine, kvas and myriad non-alcoholic European refreshments will be available to enjoy with the menu, as well as tea and Courier Coffee in the morning with freshly baked piroshki.
“We always wanted Lavka to be the kind of place you could pop in on your way to work for a fresh pirozhok and hot tea, or spend an afternoon with a friend, sharing a bottle of wine and snacks,” says co-owner Bonnie Morales. “We’re finally getting to a place where we can offer Kachka’s hospitality in a safe, casual setting, and are so excited to see our guests again.”
All Day Menu
Served at Kachka Lavka daily from 9am-4pm
LAVKA EGG SANDWICH $9
egg custard, Lavka beef tongue pastrami, sauteed sauerkraut, ‘russianaise’ and mustard greens on an ‘everything spice’ challah roll.
Yeasted stuffed buns baked fresh throughout the day. In a hurry? Check the case for what’s ready-to-go. Got a sec? Allow 20-30 minutes for us to bake any of these to order. We promise it’s worth the wait!
EGG & SCALLION
POTATO & DILL
VATRUSHKA FARMER’S CHEESE & RHUBARB
SPEĶRAUŠI LATVIAN BACON BUN
BLACK SEA BOARD $8
georgian sulguni cheese, moldovan eggplant salad, lavash, hard-boiled egg, fresh herbs.
ARMENIAN CHEESE BOARD $8
chanakh cow‘s milk cheese, georgian monastery honey, armenian fruit preserves, walnuts, housemade crackers & bread.
BLINI & THINGS
yeasted blini, salmon roe, smetana butter, chive, sieved egg. ask about available caviar upgrades.
yeasted buckwheat blini (gf), ryazhenka, dark chocolate butter, sweetened condensed milk, preserves and fruit.
KOLKHOZ BUTERBROD $6
seeded estonian black bread, fresh farmer’s cheese sunflower oil. marinted peppers.
BALTIC PICNIC* $8
pick the fish conserve of your choice. served with parsley mayo, hard boiled egg, pickled onion, herbs, and pumpernickel toasts. Choose from: smoked sprats, salted herring, or pike mackerel.
PALTUS BUTERBROD* $10
house cold-smoked halibut, pressed tvorog, sliced radishes and pickled celery on light rye bread.
SOVIET ‘LUNCHABLE’ $7
alef yevreyskaya osobaya beef salami. druzhba cheese spread. malosolnye cucumbers. pumpernickel toast.
THIS & THAT
housemade breads & butter $5
assorted pickles $8
carbonated mineral water from the natural springs of central georgia. lively salinity and powerfully refreshing!
grapefruit-flavored sparkling water from georgia.
YAN JUICE $2.99
100% pure sea buckthorn berry and peach juice sourced from the heart of armenia.
ZANDUKELI TARJUN $2.49
tarragon soda. the quintessential summer drink from the republic of georgia.
all the delights of a traditional cola while being less sweet and with a unique hint of eucalyptus.
a cream soda-flavored soft drink popular in ukraine and russia.
OCHAKOVSKY KVAS $2.49
fermented from rye bread – malty yet smooth.
DUALITY BREWING pivokvas $4.99
kvas inspired ale brewed with Kachka’s housemade rye bread and cracked fenugreek. brewed in portland.
ZHIGULOVSKOE russian lager $3.99
soviet russia’s most iconic beer. just as fun to drink as it is to say. rich and malty but crisp and refreshing.
LVIVSKE ukranian lager $3.49
a light beer based on tercentenary traditions and even more ancient secrets of lviv brewers.
ROSENSTADT lager $3.49
brewed at the rosenstadt brewery right here in portland. a full-bodied beer in the southern german lager tradition.
ALFANASY porter $3.99
this russian brew is dark and rich while staying dry, smooth, and delicious!
we are proud to offer a wide array of both traditional and modern wines from the caucuses and eastern europe. check out our full selection on our site!
HOUSE VODKA INFUSIONS
ZUBROVKA bison grass
BEET FERNET BRANCA
KRAMBAMBULYA spiced honey, vanilla & citrus
Kachka Lavka’s interior by Carly Diaz
Kachka Lavka’s new outdoor seating, by Caitlin Collins
Kachka sparked a Russian food revolution when Bonnie and Israel Morales opened their Portland restaurant in 2014. James Beard Award-nominated Chef/Co-Owner Bonnie Morales cooks the food of the former Soviet Union, including many dishes inspired by those she grew up eating in her Belarusian family. Kachka is considered by many to be the best Russian restaurant in the country. Chef Bonnie Morales’ acclaimed cookbook Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking was the first Russian cookbook to be published in the U.S. in 30 years. In 2019, the Morales’ opened Kachka Lavka, a deli and grocery upstairs from Kachka, as a showcase for their housemade charcuterie, cured fish, and Russian baking programs, as well as an outlet for their frozen dumplings and myriad Eastern European grocery items. Kachka Horseradish Vodka was relaunched in 2020 and is available in liquor stores across Oregon. Offerings from Kachka to go, and Kachka Lavka are currently available to order online at Kachkapdx.com for pick up or delivery daily. Kachka and Kachka Lavka (upstairs) are located at 960 S.E. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97214. Kachka Lavka is open for shopping from 9am-6pm daily, serving the all day menu from 9am-4pm.