Washing the dishes the other day, I picked up the white enamel colander I’d used to drain thawed berries before folding them into cake batter. Dishwashing is a thoughtless habit, but this time I found myself considering the colander with its arcing rows of holes, black rim and dark, chipped places. It has been in my life forever. My mother bought i...

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...

Tuesday, May 18 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Register Here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Organized by: Portland Italians. Join us for a Unique, Engaging, & Interactive Italian Language Lesson! Pina Di Rosa will take us on a journey through three beautiful Italian songs; Volare, Con te partirò, and Il mare calmo della sera. We will...

This April, the food world’s eyes will be on Portland, Oregon, when Bravo launches the 18th season of its hit show Top Chef. An exciting roster of guest judges and cheftestants will make appearances, including actors from the cult comedy series, Portlandia. Cathy Whims isn’t among them, though it’s not overstating it to say that Portland’s food sce...

We’re not shy about our fondness for the muffulettas and cannoli at Sebastiano’s, the Pacific Northwest-meets-Sicilian deli and bakery in Montavilla. Just a few short months after its opening in June 2020, we named Sebastiano’s one of Portland’s Best Restaurants in our Fall 2020 issue.  Now, Elise and Dan Gold, the duo behind Sebastiano’s, are gear...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...

Land plus climate equals wine destiny. Together, these geographical qualities determine which grapes flourish and which struggle. However, while most Oregon winemakers appreciate their dependable regional varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they’re still captive to a sense of curiosity and exploration, unable to resist experimenting with t...

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...