Some people regard Rudy Marchesi, president and chief viticulturist at Montinore Estate, as an artisan. A fair descriptor though this is not the core of his success. Exceptional practicality and results-oriented thinking with a healthy dose of curiosity and generosity remain his foundation, leading to a career of constant learning and, now, influen...

There are different styles of pizza in the United States, including Chicago deep dish, New York-style thin crust, Detroit-style thick crust square pizza (the shape originating from using auto industry parts trays as pans) and St. Louis-style cracker thin crust cut into squares—but Pisano's Woodfired Pizza is none of those. Owner Ed Barbeau makes au...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco had a great year in 2018. He toured all over the country, published a collection of essays and appeared alongside Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in the critically acclaimed film “The Green Book.” In fact, the Los Angeles-based comedian’s year was so good he recently clocked in at No. 10 on Forbes’s year-end list of...

A high-end Italian restaurant that will move to Newberg this winter was named one of the best 100 restaurants in the United States by OpenTable, one of the most popular reservation systems in the country. The Italian restaurant AgriVino, which will move from its Carlton location to a vacant building on 714 E. First St. in Newberg on Valentine's Day...

L’american dream è più vivo che mai. E il segreto è sempre quello: basta volersi rimboccare le maniche e darsi da fare». Dario Pisoni, classe 1981, di Arcene, ristoratore in Oregon nella Willamette Valley, porta a casa un importante riconoscimento, di quelli che arrivano dal basso (probabilmente i più preziosi), dai clienti che utilizzano OpenTable...

A San Francisco restaurant specializing in an old-school Italian flatbread is opening in Portland. Montesacro Pinseria Romana is planning to open its second location in the former Nicoletta + Beppe’s space, according to the NW Examiner. Pinsa, which falls into the focaccia and pizza family, is a Roman-style flatbread with a particularly airy crust,...

Portland has its fair share of restaurant waiting rooms—attached taverns with their own identities that help corral diners who have no patience for idling drinkless while hoping a table opens quickly. There's Whey Bar, essentially a lobby with cocktails to keep you entertained before your name's called at Ox. There's La Taq, the spirited cantina th...

I grabbed a ravioli—golden brown, cheese-filled and deep-fried to crispy perfection, using the corner to scoop it into the accompanying marinara sauce. As soon as the flavors touched my tongue, I was transported back to the humid Midwest during a weekend at the Taste of Chicago, eating until my jeans were too tight. Toasted ravioli originated in St...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese pumped his fists as he joyfully celebrated with his players in the locker room at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Nov. 8. The Timbers had just ousted their rivals, the Seattle Sounders, on penalty kicks in the second leg of an epic Western Conference semifinal. Portland had been the decided underdog entering...

Negronis, Italian wine-by-the-glass, and old-school martini glasses have hit NW Portland in the form of Bar Rione, the new casual bar from the folks behind red sauce hangout Piazza Italia. In February, the Portland Mercury broke the news that the Pearl District restaurant would open a bar in the space next door, a sort-of waiting room for the resta...