Ava Gene’s Portland

Ava Gene’s Portland

Hello darlings,

As part of my birthday adventures I set out to go to dinner somewhere that had the best Italian I could have. While this was definitely a hard task since everything in Portland is amazing and well it’s all a matter of opinion, a former colleague informed me that I MUST try Ava Gene’s. I made reservations about a month and a half in advance as it’s a pretty busy place to dine at.

At first I had my reservations about it as the locals had told us so many other places to dine at (once again all a matter of opinion) but I stuck with my gut and went anyway– and can I tell you I was not disappointed. The ambience was exactly what I wanted, the wine was some of the best wine I had in a while (but I feel like I say this a lot but I live in wine country SO) and the food was phenomenal. I was OBSESSED with the lighting in this place it was so cute. It really set the mood for a romantic dinner before going out on the town. I ordered the rigatoni, lamb bolognese and my boyfriend ordered the steak with tomatillo salad. Are you ready to have your mouth water? Scroll down, it’s divine…

wine

Some amazing wine that I literally can’t remember the name or type because I was so enamored.

gingerwhiskey

Ginger beer + whiskey concoction

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Drankssss!
pasta

Rigatoni, lamb bolognese

steak

Steak with tomatillo salad.

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Our amazing meal, I still can’t get over how good it was.

ceiling

That wine rack though. #GOALS

Absolutely delicious. Did your mouth water like I told you it would?

Okay, well if you’re ever in PDX you heard it from me. Go here, then if you’re still up for dessert Salt & Straw is down the street so I mean it’s kinda a given to go here right? RIGHT!

xxo,

Jacqueline Valle



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