It’s easy to romanticize the gelato in Italy, eaten while strolling past the Trevi Fountain in Rome or along the Arno River in Florence. But according to Sandro Paolini, the owner of Pinolo Gelato on SE Division, Italian gelato often isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  I can also vouch for this after my time studying abroad in Florence and learning t...

Festa Italiana Portland - August 22, 2021, 11 AM to 8 PM - 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, Oregon 97030. Join us for some Italian fun in beautiful Cedarville Park.  Italian Food, WIne, Beer, Auction/Raffle and Wall of Wine.  Featuring Live Music by Mbrascatu, a diverse band with Old World meets New World, Italian and Indie Folk music. We will also...

Before Burger Stevens owner Don Salamone began layering beef patties with Tillamook cheese and fancy sauce, before he worked the line at glitzy Las Vegas kitchens like Joël Robuchon or Restaurant Guy Savoy, before he cooked 16-person dinners for British musician Robbie Williams as his private chef, Salamone would sit down to meals of Sunday sauce,...

A lovely, warm day in Cannon Beach one September (pre-pandemic), and the little north Oregon coast town is under the graceful spell of what’s called the “second summer.” It’s this part of the year when the beach towns are at their warmest, and this time and place is living up to that nickname. On the beach there’s hardly a wind, and the little that...

Washing the dishes the other day, I picked up the white enamel colander I’d used to drain thawed berries before folding them into cake batter. Dishwashing is a thoughtless habit, but this time I found myself considering the colander with its arcing rows of holes, black rim and dark, chipped places. It has been in my life forever. My mother bought i...

When: Sat, May 22, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM CEST, Organized by Caffè Culturale - Online Event About this Event Vincenza Scarpaci is an Italian-American research historian born into a Sicilian family. She has written two books, A Portrait of Italians in America and The Journey of Italians in America, a pictorial history about Italians in America...

The Oregon House on Monday overwhelmingly passed HB 2526 A, which would make the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the state. The legislation looks to honor and recognize the native people of the state, including the Oregon Tribes, by memorializing the many histories, cultures, contributions, and lives. The bill also aims to addre...

Tuesday, May 18 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Register Here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Organized by: Portland Italians. Join us for a Unique, Engaging, & Interactive Italian Language Lesson! Pina Di Rosa will take us on a journey through three beautiful Italian songs; Volare, Con te partirò, and Il mare calmo della sera. We will...

This April, the food world’s eyes will be on Portland, Oregon, when Bravo launches the 18th season of its hit show Top Chef. An exciting roster of guest judges and cheftestants will make appearances, including actors from the cult comedy series, Portlandia. Cathy Whims isn’t among them, though it’s not overstating it to say that Portland’s food sce...

We’re not shy about our fondness for the muffulettas and cannoli at Sebastiano’s, the Pacific Northwest-meets-Sicilian deli and bakery in Montavilla. Just a few short months after its opening in June 2020, we named Sebastiano’s one of Portland’s Best Restaurants in our Fall 2020 issue.  Now, Elise and Dan Gold, the duo behind Sebastiano’s, are gear...