proprietor, wine maven
Raised on a Pennsylvania Dutch diet of pickled pigs feet, scrapple, tripe, chow-chow and dandelion wine, Gini came to the Northwest in search of a college degree. Not only did she find the degree (in graphic design at the University of Oregon), but she also rescued her palate upon discovering the fresh, local delights of Northwest cuisine. Beyond her hobbies as a self-professed foodie, accomplished cook, world traveler, and confessed restaurant “hauntress”, Gini managed a successful graphic design in Portland. There, her projects included work for such clients as Starbucks, Ron Paul Restaurants, Northwest Airlines, The Head Table, the Food Alliance, and Coffee People (where she created the famous Black Tiger logo, among other marks). Gini also designed for Columbia Sportswear, Adidas, Candies, Rockport, Vasque Hiking Boots, Oregon Business Magazine, the Portland Monthly, Portland State University’s Food Industry Leadership Center, and such Long Beach Peninsula clients as Goose Point Oysters and the Seafood Consumer Center. But when she discovered Ilwaco, Gini was inspired by the quiet peace of the port and the eagles soaring over her home on Cooks’ Hill to open a unique place called Raven & Finch.