Here’s a list of super-fun picks from local personality Daria Eliuk!

  1. Kachka Restaurant

960 SE 11th Ave

Award-winning array of succulent Russian plates and vodka flights. Kachka is owned and run by a loving, gorgeous husband and wife team, Bonnie and Israel. My husband and I are both of Ukrainian heritage; this is our go-to celebratory spot for grown-up tastes of childhood. 

  1. PDX Sliders

2 locations, 1605 SE Bybee and 3101 SE Division 

Sliders of every variety, immaculately curated mind-bending flavors. Hugely affordable, each sandwich available in full or slider size. Every bite is so juicy and luscious, you have to fight not to groan out load with pleasure. 

  1. Jacqueline 

2039 SE Clinton Street 

Oyster Bar and seafood-forward cozy upscale corner cafe. Fresh, locally-sourced food treasures perfectly prepared, menu changes with the seasons

  1. Stammtisch

401 NE 28th Street

Forget everything you think you know about German food! Cozy and comfortable Bier Hall with gourmet flavors. 

Daria Eliuk (nee O’Neill) has been out and about in Portland for over 20 years, as both a familiar face and voice throughout the city.  She has been a weather woman, emcee, and wedding officiant as well as one of the most popular DJs on various radio stations, now with her own podcast called Radio Free Daria. Check her out at her website here. Here’s what she has to say:

What is your occupation?
  Media Personality
Have you always lived in Portland? If not, when did you first move here? Where are you from before that?
  I came to Portland to attend Reed College in 1989
Do you have more roots in the West Side or the East Side of the Willamette River?
  East Side!!
What is your favorite brunch spot in Portland?
  Pine State Biscuits
How do you feel about the television series Portlandia?
  I feel happy that it gave local actors some fun work
What is your favorite donut place in Portland?
  Not a donut fan
Would you rather attend a game of the Portland Timbers or Trailblazers? Or another event?
  I would seek out an amazing show at the acclaimed Helium Comedy Club
If you had a friend visiting Portland for a weekend, which part of town would you tell them to stay in, and why?
  One of downtown’s beautiful boutique hotels…nearly all of them also have great restaurants attached