Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #107 magazine of We the Italians! Summer is ending, everybody came back to work here in Italy and joined us, who never stop, never cease to explore and promote Italy in/to/for the US. It's still early for details, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, but I'm glad to announce that just yesterday we signed an important ag...

Sunday, September 23, 2018. Doors 2:00pm | Show 2:30pm The Old Church Concert Hall - 1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St. Portland, OR 97201. $15 ADV / $20 DOS @ BrownPaperTickets.com https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3526875 All Ages | Bar with I.D. Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step...

Merritt Paulson knew something was up when he saw a new face manning the grill. Earlier this year, the Portland Timbers were hosting a cookout for players and their families at their training facility when the club’s owner/CEO – puzzled that someone other than team chef Richard Meyer was at the barbeque – asked why outside help had been hired for t...

While New Yorkers continue to boast about their oh-so-special Italian restaurants, Portland has built itself a remarkably robust Italian food scene, from wood-fired pizzas to handmade pastas. Beyond the typical red sauce fare, Portland has captured the Italian dedication to exceptional ingredients, from local artisan polenta at the legendary Nostra...

Portland’s incoming Italian place is pretty different from others that opened this season: It has no dining room, no cart, no pasta or amaro, not even a garlic knot. Nella Panzanella is all about Italy’s bread-based salad, only available for delivery. The company, a brainchild of husband-wife team Jasper Smith (Bar Casa Vale) and Ella McCallion, wi...

The misty, verdant gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the sunny hills of Tuscany are 5,600 miles apart, but on June 23 they'll be bridged by the voice of Andrea Bocelli. The Tuscan opera/pop crossover sensation will bring his wheat-cracked tenor to Portland in a program of beloved arias and heart-on-the-shirtsleeve Italian contemporary music, back...

It’s official: After hosting a pair of friends and family dinners tonight and tomorrow, Johnny Nunn’s Corzetti will open to the general public this Friday, May 25th. The new Italian restaurant, courtesy of French restaurant Verdigris, will help bolster an already food-friendly corner on NE Prescott and 15th, which has long been home to Grain & Gris...

The Portland Opera hosted the opening night of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1851 opera Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium on Friday, May 4, which brought the house to its feet and left the audience wanting more. The plot of Rigoletto revolves around the womanizing Duke of Mantua and his court jester Rigoletto who cruelly mocks the victims of the Duke’s escapades w...

I’ve always loved Accanto. It’s one of my brunch besties—a place that takes reservations, but you can probably snag a table if you’re being impulsive. It’s also always punched up a few levels, serving great Italian at fairly reasonable prices. Meant to be a sister to the fancier Genoa restaurant, it’s Accanto that’s survived—and thrived. As Chris F...

Festa Italiana Portland returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square on August 23rd for 3 days of summer Italian American FUN. NONSTOP ITALIAN: Local Food, Wine/Beer Gardens, Vendors and Entertainment.    Returning to the Festa is Portland's favorite Italian American dance band, Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, a seven piece band from Ohio. They will have the crow...