Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Andrea Scasso, host of The Italian Hour and board member at the Associazione Culturale Italiana di Portland, will speak at our monthly event in February. He will discuss the Italian Film Festival in Portland and how the Associazione Culturale acts as the...

You may have noticed a vacancy along Bond Street after the folks at Citizen sold their restaurant. While the sellers, who also own Bowtie Catering, left the downtown spot to focus on their growing catering services, a new restaurant has been brewing with only speculation as to who or what would be taking its place—until now. Salute opened its doors...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Buckman, called Grassa, is located at 1375 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Grassa provides pasta dishes, with menu items ranging from Caesar salad to whipped potato agnolotti and grilled mustard greens. The casual, counter-service restaurant does not take reservations.  The new arrival...

Saturday January 25, 2020, Scuola Italiana di Portland. Free Talk on Multiculturalism by Angela Zagarella from Portland State University on January 25, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland at 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Who are the Italians? What does it mean to be Italian? What happens when a country changes from bein...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

At the Oregon Symphony’s June 1 concert this year, Niel DePonte will play the famously energetic snare drum part in Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. The spring season will end his 42-year career as the symphony’s principal percussionist, a job he’s had since he was 24 years old. Symphonic percussionists’ duties have grown more complex in the past half-centu...

The phrase “you play the hand you’ve been dealt” is a fancy way of saying “use the resources you have at your disposal and operate realistically within the limits of your circumstances.” The story of Neapolitan native and current Portland, OR resident Pina Di Rosa is the saga of an individual that has overcome numerous difficulties to achieve a sat...

Once upon a time, if you were growing up in South Medford and you lived in walking distance of Main Street, your world was complete. What did you need that wasn’t there? Why would you ever leave? Why would you even need a car? According to Anita D’Antonio, Louise D’Antonio, and Nancy Chito, South Medford from the 1920’s until the 1980’s was a very...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. For the past two decades, Bob Powers and his husband Donald have made dozens of trips to the beautiful walled city of Lucca. For much of the past decade, Bob has been working on a travel memoir, based upon his experience trying to learn the blessed Italian...

Elle-J’s is an unapologetic throwback to the days when red sauce Creole-Italian food dominated neighborhood restaurant menus and diners could plan on carrying home a stack of Styrofoam clamshells filled with the following day’s lunch. It also seems to be the kind of place Lakeview neighbors want. It was packed on recent visits, and customers visite...