Sat, February 27, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CET. Organized by Portlad State University. Free event, register here. Italy, a country of emigrants, victims themselves of prejudices and discriminations in the past, faces its own ‘hidden’ legacy of colonialism and racial discriminations. Inspired by the the Black Lives Movement protests in Usa, black and...

Last Friday, my 20-year-old heater stopped working, under duress from a historic snowstorm that ripped through Portland. On Monday morning, I woke up shivering, confused as to why my electric space heater had shut off overnight—and then I realized my power was out. The power returned Tuesday evening, and I sent a triumphant text to my coworkers. “I...

March 2, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. Organized by Italian Portland. Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION here. Travel to Italy not on your calendar yet? How would you like to tiptoe around the Civic and Archeological Museum of Manduria, in the South of Puglia? It's almost like being there! Join us as...

As Super Bowl 2021 was about to kick off yesterday with the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, football fans across the US prepared their favorite foods. The data visualization team at Google Trends put together a map of the most googled game day foods in all 50 states, including two typical Italian dishes. In fact Past...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County is currently accepting applications for $3,000 scholarships from high school students in Washington County who will be graduating in 2021. To qualify, students must demonstrate high academic achievement with at least a 3.5 QPA in a rigorous academic or career and technical cur...

One of Portland's top Italian restaurants has served its last meal. Burrasca, the Southeast Clinton Street dining room with a menu influenced by chef Paolo Calamai's hometown of Florence, announced Jan. 15 via social media that it has shut its doors. Eater PDX first reported the news. "With our lease at an end, we felt this presented an opportunity...

The long-running Italian celebration event known as Festa Italiana is now happening at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood instead of Pioneer Square.  COVID-19 restrictions have forced organizers to take the event out of the Italian-feeling parquet square we call Portland’s Living Room, and stage it in an area with a little more elbow room. The traditi...

Ciao, amore, ciao. In 2015, the closure of Martinottis’, an ancient downtown fixture, meant saying goodbye to one of the city’s few Italian markets. The popularity of Italian restaurants waned, too, says Adam Berger, whose restaurant Tabla shuttered in 2016 after a 14-year run. “There were a ton of Italian restaurants, and then that all died for ye...

An authentic taste of Italy is available only a block from the University of Oregon campus. Beppe and Gianni’s Trattoria has been a staple for fresh, handmade Italian food since its opening in 1998. The restaurant is owned by Beppe Machi and John “Gianni” Barofsky, who have now worked together for more than 20 years. The pair also own La Perla Pizz...

James Faurentino opened Pizza a’fetta in Cannon Beach on Aug. 22, 1988 at 11:45 a.m. He was the only one behind the counter. When he saw a line outside the front door, he yelled, “Mom!” for some help. The family-driven pizza spot has been in business ever since. This past summer, a second Pizza a’fetta location was opened in Seaside. Faurentino was...