That weekend bucket-list flight to New Orleans for a muffuletta fix at the famed Central Grocery is on hold indefinitely. An alternative: Sebastiano’s, a self-described Sicilian-inspired deli “through a Pacific Northwest lens,” which opened in the Montavilla neighborhood on June 2, serving muffulettas with hand-stretched mozzarella on house-made fe...

“I’ve got my game face on trying to run this restaurant,” says Kiauna Floyd, owner of Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant on NE Fremont. A business-threatening pandemic coupled with mass protests has Floyd, a Black business owner, mentally and physically exhausted. But for the former collegiate athlete, wife, and mother of two, defeat is not an option. Flo...

Last week, the Rose City got the greenlight to open restaurants for dine-in service after months of takeout only. A spacious white tent with the words “One Love,” now stands next to Amalfi's Restaurant and Mercato, a black-owned Italian restaurant three generations strong. (Due to new guidelines, the existing dining room could fit just six tables,...

Campana, a new Italian restaurant that began as a pop-up at Grand Army Tavern, will replace the Northeast Portland bar permanently this Friday, owners George Kaden and Annalisa Maceda told The Oregonian/OregonLive. The move spells the end for Grand Army Tavern, a neighborhood bar opened in 2017 by Kaden and Maceda, another former New York City rest...

Beloved Italian eatery Casa Vacca in Portland is going to reopen its dining room with additional patio and outdoor seating space on Tuesday, June 30. They’ve been serving up some of the most luxurious and delicious Italian tapas in Portland for a long while and even adapted to the lockdown with a finish-at-home meal kit menu. Next week, patrons and...

Don Salamone puts a lot of love into his cooking—and a little guilt, too. The chef and restaurateur spent most of his early culinary career in upscale French kitchens of the sort his working-class Italian American parents could never afford to visit. It's partly why, when he opened a place of his own, he went in the opposite direction: a no-frill...

As we approached spring break, things started to change rapidly. In a week we were told that the University would close and we needed to teach remotely. Besides my own anxiety towards something I had never done before, the most important question for me was: how was I going to keep students interested and motivated when their lives were changing so...

Essendo il Console Onorario d’Italia prossimo al raggiungimento dei limiti d’eta’ si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco intende procedere alla nomina del Console Onorario a Portland, Oregon. Il Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di San Francisco, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Lucia Galizia will share her life's story with our group - a very interesting one! You won't want to miss Lucia first-hand! Here's a little about Lucia: she came to the U.S. from Naples in the mid-1960s and has been a driving force behind the Italian communi...

Montavilla continues to expand its culinary scene, as the neighborhood gets ready to welcome Sebastiano’s, a mom and pop Sicilian deli. Opening this spring, Sebastiano’s will have muffuletta and Sicilian pizzas, wines by the glass and by the bottle to go, an aperitivo hour, and Italian kitchen staples like olive oils, sauces, and other goods. Sebas...