Portland Opera is thrilled to bring its production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to the stage this June. Considered one of the greatest comic operas of all time, Rossini's opera tells the story of the Count Almaviva, who has fallen for the charming Rosina, and enlists the help of the town barber Figaro to assist in winning her affect...

When Mark Hedford and Brad Martell opened their first Martolli’s Hand Tossed Pizza in Sisters, they offered pizza by the slice from the beginning. They now operate Martolli’s in two locations in Ashland — at 38 E. Main St., near the Plaza, and 1469 Siskiyou Blvd., in the Market of Choice shopping center. They sold the Sisters store when they came t...

Pizzeria Otto, one of Portland’s few traditional Neapolitan pizzerias, will open a second location in Southeast Portland later this year, The Oregonian has learned. With more than 80 seats in a 2,300 square-foot space near Portland Mercado, the new restaurant will be roughly double the size of the original. But besides the bigger room, founding own...

As a kid in Correggio, Italy, sophomore Matteo Fortini did what most boys his age were doing in terms of sports… he started playing football (soccer) and took a look at basketball. His older sister Veronica was playing in Italian Tennis Federation tournaments and he was going along with mom and dad (Germano and Milena Fortini) to watch, and he like...

A butcher shop and restaurant opening in Northeast Portland later this year may fill the hole left in the city's dining scene when Old Salt Marketplace closed in 2018. Austin Piccone, who raises hogs at Wallow & Root Farm in Sandy, is launching Piccone's Corner in the same building as Petite Provence Bakery on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. He expects...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034. Using the themes of the movies of the Italian Film Festival (link is external), Professor Zagarella will discuss topics, changes and challenges facing Italy society today. Professor Zagarella is the Language Courses Coordinator at Portl...

The newest exhibit at World of Speed Motorsports Museum honors the most successful American race car driver of all time: Mario Andretti. "Mario Andretti is a household name because he won at every race he entered in," says David Pearson, the executive director of World of Speed. "He was a champion across all different disciplines of motorsports." I...

Contemporary Italian designer Antonio Citterio, the founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, works on some of the most luxurious projects across the globe with a team of eight partners and more than 90 employees in offices in Milan and New York. His architectural and interior design firm is hired by Rome-based jeweler-turned-hotelier Bulgari and...

There’s a part of Northwest Portland, on the outer rim of the Pearl District, where the neighborhood retains its industrial roots. Out among the warehouses, commercial printers, brewery equipment shops and industrial suppliers, a group of artisans from around the globe are preparing to perform a bit of magic. From wood, resin, metal, fabric and cer...

Portland has a tenuous relationship with Italian food. Aside from notable exceptions like Nostrana, Renata and Ava Gene's, it's not exactly a cuisine most associate with fine dining. But that hasn't stopped luminary chef Vitaly Paley from giving it a go with his fourth venture, Rosa Rosa, which promises an upscale take on classic, "New York-style...