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Festa Italiana Portland - August 22, 2021, 11 AM to 8 PM - 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, Oregon 97030. Join us for some Italian fun in beautiful Cedarville Park.  Italian Food, WIne, Beer, Auction/Raffle and Wall of Wine.  Featuring Live Music by Mbrascatu, a diverse band with Old World meets New World, Italian and Indie Folk music. We will also...

After months of planning and hard work, fueled by the efforts of many volunteers, Casa Italiana—Italian Cultural Center officially opened on May 29, 2021. When fully realized, the new Italian cultural center will include an Italian library, exhibition space to preserve documents and photos that record the heritage and contributions of Italians in t...

In case you haven't heard, we're having our first ever outdoor festival type event THIS SATURDAY June 19th from 11am to 8pm PT. Vespa Festa will have food booths, beer and wine garden, live music, merchandise booths/vendors, and best of all the drawing for the Vespa you've all seen on display at Casa!  Please reach out if there are any questions ab...

Inauguration of Seattle’s new Casa Italiana in Burien (WA) with representatives of Governor Inslee, of the Mayor of Seattle Durkan and with the Mayor of Burien Matta. Casa Italiana was a dream of the Italian American community of Washington State for many years and it has now become a reality. It will host as well the Office of the Italian Honorary...

By now, everybody knows that Ronn Dominici is back in town. He moved to Idaho some time back, but he missed us, so he came back for a visit. Ronn dropped by our house yesterday, and we talked. After he left, an old story came to mind. I mused and mused on this tale so much that I have decided to tell it again, so here it is. It must have seemed lik...

When: Sat, May 22, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM CEST, Organized by Caffè Culturale - Online Event About this Event Vincenza Scarpaci is an Italian-American research historian born into a Sicilian family. She has written two books, A Portrait of Italians in America and The Journey of Italians in America, a pictorial history about Italians in America...

The Oregon House on Monday overwhelmingly passed HB 2526 A, which would make the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the state. The legislation looks to honor and recognize the native people of the state, including the Oregon Tribes, by memorializing the many histories, cultures, contributions, and lives. The bill also aims to addre...

A Valley WWII Army veteran celebrated her birthday in style this year. Friends and family held a birthday parade Wednesday to honor Stella Srgo who turned 100 years old. As if that isn't incredible enough, Stella served as a drill sergeant and air raid warden in the Army, and also worked as a civilian in a factory making parts for the military. Ste...

When: April 28, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. PTSpeaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: “Ellis Island”Location: Online – Zoom (go to https://danteseattle.org/event/italian-language-meeting-april-28-2021/ on April 28th to get the link) There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. “Ellis Island” is the Journey of Life. It is not...

Tuesday, April 6 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. By Anita Sanseverino. Register here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Anita is an award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture. More than 25 years ago, Sanseverino began by photographing New York City – from th...

When science writer and Puget Sound resident Eric Scigliano was commissioned to write a book about climate change, he was excited to have the opportunity to travel to Alaska. His research would take him to a remote spot on the west coast where the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers flow into the Bering Sea, which is one of the largest deltas in the world,...

For more than 100 year Italian immigrants have left their imprint on the Pacific Northwest. Working as farmers, truck drivers, coal miners, in construction, and of course in the restaurant industry, they helped shape Seattle.  For the last 80 years many of those in the West Seattle and Burien area dreamed of a location where Italian culture could b...