Accolades

 
 
Bonnie and Israel Morales at the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner in 2018. Photograph courtesy of Clay Williams.

Bonnie and Israel Morales at the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner in 2018. Photograph courtesy of Clay Williams.

 

“Legendary”
The Moscow Times | April 2019 | Jennifer Eremeeva


“Ms. Morales’s restaurant, Kachka, and her cookbook of the same name, have brought national attention to creative Russian fare.”
The Wall Street Journal | April 2019 | Leah Koenig


Most Iconic Portland Restaurants 2019
Rave Reviews | May 2019 | Morgan Bennett


2019 Top 100+ North America Gourmet Casual List
Opinionated About Dining


2018 James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef: Northwest
James Beard Foundation | March 2018


2018 Rising Star Chef
Star Chefs | March 2018


2018 Food 52’s Piglet Award for Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking
Food 52 | Lisa Lucas


2017 Essential Restaurants in America, Eater Hall of Fame
Eater | November 2017 | Bill Addison


2017 Generation Next Chef
Bon Appetit | February 2017


“Kachka is Very Probably America’s Best Russian Restaurant”
Willamette Week Best Restaurants Issue | October 2016 | Martin Cizmar


2016 Essential Restaurants in America
Eater | November 2016 | Bill Addison


2015 Rising Star Award
Oregonian | June 2015


2015 Best New Originals
Tasting Table | January 2016


2015 The People's Best New Chef Nominee
Food & Wine | April 2015


25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015
GQ | February 2015 | Alan Richman


2015 America’s 50 Best New Restaurants
Bon Appetit | August 2015


2015 James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best New Restaurant
James Beard Foundation | February 2015


2015 Food & Wine New Originals
Food & Wine


2015 Essential Restaurants in America
Eater | January 2015 | Bill Addison


2014 Restaurant of the Year
Willamette Week | October 2014 | Matthew Korfhage


2014 Portland Monthly Best Restaurants
Portland Monthly | October 2014 | Karen Brooks