Festa Italiana Portland, OR (our 29th)

Jul 15, 2021 398

BY: Michael Sciaraffo

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 have Opera from Portland State University Opera.  This is a family friendly event.

In 1991 several local Italian Clubs in the Portland area decided to form Festa Italiana.  The Festa was created to celebrate Italian American culture.  Thousands of people have attended the 3 day Festa each year, enjoying Food from local Italian restaurants, Music from Italy and the USA. We also have a Opera by Portland State University Opera. 

Over the years we have started off a Festa Week with a Mass in Italian, Bocce Tournament, Italian Film night all leading up to the Festa which was held (previously) in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Children have enjoyed bocce, a marionette show, face painting and Pizza Toss.  We have also had several contests including a Cannoli  Eating Contest and Grape Stomp. 

This year after a few years off we are bringing back the Festa for a 1 day event in beautiful Cedarville Park.  Next year we are planning our 30th celebration.

www.festa-italiana.org for more information

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