Augusto Beato, CEO of Portland SEO, invited Belmont residents to sample the town's best espresso and sandwiches at the Kind Coffee Cart at the 42nd block of Southeast Belmont. To learn more about Kind Coffee's, click here. “From the cannoli to the breakfast sandwiches to the coffee to the always friendly staff, this place is simply great,” Beato ex...

When Il Solito chef and pasta enthusiast Matt Sigler was a kid, his father would skip spaghetti night. In the morning, he would wake up, take the leftovers, and fry them with a touch of garlic powder and some dried parsley. Food was important in his Nebraska home; his cattle ranching family would gather around the table for his father’s lasagna, wh...

Castellano Custom Furniture is known to be synonymous with family, craftsmanship and community. Located on busy thoroughfare Northeast Halsey Street in the Gateway District, the family business is run by three generations of Castellano men and women. They are dedicated to keeping family traditions strong, building a superior product and staying act...

“Viva San Giuseppe” shouted the patrons in the hall at St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland after a table honoring the feast day of St. Joseph was blessed by Father Nazario Atukunda, pastor of the parish.“Viva San Giuseppe” is an Italian phrase to celebrate St. Joseph. It’s a saying repeated during the long-celebrated Sicilian parties honor...

A little over three years ago, chef Johnny Nunn and his wife Kristina opened Verdigris, a cozy little French-inspired restaurant nestled right next door to the Cajun-inspired Acadia on NE Fremont. But now Nunn is zeroing in on a new concept—Corzetti—and, as you can probably tell by the name, it’s focusing on a new cuisine as well: Italian, specific...

Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese yelled out instructions to his team in English during a recent practice session at the Timbers training facility in Beaverton. He then turned to Paraguayan midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Peruvian winger Andy Polo and carefully repeated those same instructions in Spanish.  "It's really helpful," said Parede...

When he opened Piazza Italia with the late Gino Schettini back in 1999, Kevin Gorretta says he quickly saw a service snag in his soon-to-be popular Pearl District Italian eatery: On busy nights, he and his staff often sent would-be guests to nearby bars with the hope they wouldn’t bail after staff called their cell phones when a table freed up. Thi...

For discerning diners who turn up their noses when they hear someone talk about going out for "eye-talian" food, The Daily Meal put together a definitive list of the best Italian restaurants in every state. In Oregon, chef Cathy Whims' Nostrana holds the crown for its delicious variety of authentic Italian dishes, not least of which includes its fa...

One of Portland's broadcasting pioneers died this month at age 92. He wasn't a household name, but Larry Caramella's voice helped launch three Portland television stations and provided the soundtrack to countless commutes in the 1950s. From her home in Oregon City, his daughter, Janice Leonetti, laid out a collection of memorabilia from her his nea...

Quasi come fossero due mondi diversi, lontanissimi: uno, pieno di occasioni, aperto al mondo della musica; l’altro piu’ chiuso, difficile da vivere per un artista, per un musicista. Ne sa qualcosa Andrea De Luca, talentuoso bluesman romano di 37 anni, ‘costretto’ a lasciare casa, Roma, l’Italia, per gli Stati Uniti. Un amore, quello per il mondo a...