Take I-5 South toward Portland, Ore. Once in Portland, do yourself a scenic favor and ride into downtown via the Fremont Bridge. It’s majestic. Other transportation options include the train, which has wonderful scenic views in the daytime. Plus the architecture and interiors of the Seattle and Portland stations are a sight to see.   For mor...

by Mattie John Bamman   Figlia Americana, the new Italian-American cafe serving breakfast and lunch, opens Friday, December 23, at 1100 SE Grand Ave. (inside the Rejuvenation lighting and hardware store). Figlia is the follow-up to Renata (The Oregonian's 2015 Restaurant of the Year), and owners Sandra and Nick Arnerich say they hadn't plann...

In the summer of 2015, Gavin Wilkinson sat in a hotel lobby in Buenos Aires, sipping coffee as he listened to Lucas Melano talk energetically about the prospect of joining the Portland Timbers.   It was the first time that the Timbers general manager had met the young Argentine striker face-to-face, though he had seen Melano play in person a...

by Courtenay Hameister    Look at that picture. Look. At. It. That woman is surrounded by art that's been around for hundreds of years, and it's ogling her. It's the foofy dress. I mean, it's the hair, makeup, the weensy waist, and the stunning, jaw-dropping splendor of the foofy dress.   A couple weeks ago, I went...

In the season of funnel cakes, fried bacon and elephant ears, you'll find us lining up for a more Italian fried snack. Panzerotti come from Puglia, the country's Southeastern heel, and are commonly described as mini, deep-fried calzones. Think of them as crescent-shaped Pizza Rolls, only better.   The city's first proper taste of panzerotti...

Please join Scuola Italiana for its annual party this Friday, February 27th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Caffe Umbria in the Pearl. Admission is $25. The Festa di Carnevale party offers another terrific opportunity for the local community to come together to socialize and celebrate Italian language and culture in Portland. The lively event include...

di Roberto Natalini   Gli autentici aromi e i sapori della più grande isola d'Italia si diffondono nella West Coast americana a partire da San Francisco. Tre giorni interamente dedicati alla scoperta di tre cantine, rappresentative di aree di produzione diverse, in tre città simbolo di altrettanti stati americani della costa ovest: San...

It's 8:59 am on a dank, drizzly Sunday morning. The spritely painted KBOO building in southeast Portland brightens up the gray day.   Inside, the cramped studio is abuzz with activity: microphones are checked; earphones are clamped upon unsuspecting heads; CDs are loaded; buttons are punched; sliders are slid. And fingers are crossed.9:00 am...

Until winning high jump gold at the world indoor athletics championships on Saturday, Italian Gianmarco Tamberi was recognized more for competing with half his beard shaved off than for his results.   GQ Magazine once ran an item about Tamberi and his unconventional grooming habits under the banner: "Don't do this" but on Saturday the Italia...

by Samantha Bakall   "I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. The weekend of May 8, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.   Italian for marble, Marmo h...