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Ava Gene's

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3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
+1 971-229-0571
17:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recommended this restaurant by a waiter from another restaurant. I don't understand how this restaurant manage to be one of the sought after italian restaurant in portland. It's hard to screw up a pasta dish and they Did!!! Big time!!! I started by ordering a Burrata which was a mistake because the burrata don't taste like a burrata,... More 

Thank Yvonne W
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. The warmth and friendliness of the staff that greeted us was equal to the warmth of the vertical wood grill in the kitchen. Watching the teamwork and artistry in the kitchen is inspiring.

Thank PeikAnderson
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was so disappointed by this restaurant. It's overpriced which wouldn't be so bad if he food was edible:((((. I also don't like that you have a waitress that takes your order then you never see that person again until they bring you the check. Not personal at all!!! The atmosphere is nice but dark. It's a struggle to see... More 

Thank Tallula T
Longmont, Colorado
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter suggested this place and I was not sure if it was my " cup of Tea". How wrong I was!!! After two and a half hours, I can't wait to come back. Decor was modern and very relaxing. I had a " to die for trout recipe." for my entree.Service was five star as was the food. You... More 

Thank FoodieinColorado
Medford, Oregon
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of 6 with varying tastes, so we chose the family style at a set price per head, 4 courses including dessert and coffee/espressos. It is a long leisurely dinner, but we were not prepared when the secondi came out. Too full! The food was amazing, really enjoyed it and the atmosphere. Servers were attentive but not... More 

Thank Marta S
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy Italian restaurant with tasty food. The menu is limited for vegetarians. The kale salad was lovely. Nice atmosphere, good service.

Thank Beverly R
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me and my wife ... coming from Bend, where its somewhat culinary-barren compared to PDX ... we LOVED it. Our server was professional an personable. The salads we enjoyed were fresh and added just the right touch to the entrees. The martini was prepared as requested ... VERY DRY & VERY COLD which, frankly, I have come to not... More 

Thank Bill G
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint gem of a restaurant in Portland serving locally sourced Italian fare with a fairly decent array of vegetables incorporated into the menu. Burrata was the main highlight! Sheep's cheese and black trumpet mushroom dish was also delicious! I had the steelhead as the main course. Everything was great except it was a tad undercooked for my... More 

Thank SMP1212
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you are looking for that farm to table fresh, locally sourced, high energy and great vibe dining experience.... look no further. The food is impeccable, outstanding service with knowledgeable staff. And an extensive wine list. Full bar as well!

Thank rmarkman
Los Angeles
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

First the Very Good, the greens, the salads were ahmazzing. I want to go back for the greens and veggies. But if you bill yourself as an Italian restaurant, I will hold you up to high standards for Italian food. I sampled the tasting menu, the salumi board for one was delicious, the 3 salads were divine, the 2 pastas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 971-229-0571

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?