When people think of Italian food, they usually picture cheese, meat and creamy sauces, but a Portland restaurant is taking a different approach to the classic cuisine. Lilla, located at 960 S.E. Madison St., opened last month and offers plant-based pasta, pizza, small plates and other dishes. The menu includes tagliolini with basil hazelnut pesto...

The Preschool Fall 2022-23 program of Scuola Italiana Portland is open for registration! See details here for available days, cost, and registration links. Please join us for our Preschool Open House (1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland OR) on May 21, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am, to learn more about the school. Although it isn't required to pop by, please RSVP b...

Chef Jamie Wilcox grew up with Italian grandparents, but she’s quick to clarify that she is not Italian. “I was born in the Pacific Northwest, and a lot of inspiration stems from that,” she says. “I do a lot of fishing and foraging and gardening, I’ve worked on a ton of farms. So I take the idea of Italian food a little loosely.” That cultural mash...

With five locations, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizza has its formula down to a T. It serves pizza in the Neapolitan style with an official V.P.N. certification from Naples, Italy. The V.P.N. requires certified restaurants to adhere to specified regulations. To comply, Flatbread uses San Marzano Tomatoes, a finely milled flour and fresh mozzarella, basil...

Gabbiano’s feels like a delightful anachronism. Plates of chicken parmesan bigger than your face and fried mozzarella shot glasses, set against a backdrop of a mural featuring painted columns and a patio with a string of light-up grapes, feel like they came from a time before I was born, like a well-worn ’70s red sauce joint.  A few years ago, I mi...

Sunday, May 15, 2022. 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT. Cedarville Lodge, 3800 West Powell Loop, Gresham, OR 97030. The event wants to be an opportunity to meet Italians who in the last few years relocated to the Portland-Vancouver area, the new Honorary Consul, the recently elected representative of the Comites of San Francisco and members of the different a...

When: Tue, May 3, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM PDT. Join this event for a discussion with Dr. Will Parnell on the topic of Children's Rights to Education. A zoom link to join the event will be sent to your email on the morning of the event. With a long history of community initiatives, concerns, and actions over the rights of young children to earl...

Lasagna is comfort food that rarely disappoints. Layers of pasta, sauce, cheese and meat are the basics of this classic Italian dish, but you can switch it up, too. Sometimes people add veggies and other ingredients, or they swap out the pasta for some eggplant layers. If you're looking for the perfect slice of lasagna, LoveFood has you covered. Th...

Certain restaurants are just like certain people: You know you’re gonna like them from the first moment you lay eyes on them. Gabbiano’s and I clicked right away thanks to its warm, bustling interior with hand-painted Italian fresco walls, a line cook pounding out chicken breasts for Parm in the back, and a “When you’re here, you’re family,” vibe t...

Ask anyone for suggestions on where to eat when visiting Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country, and no doubt Rosmarino Osteria will be among those recommendations. This popular restaurant has a prime location on First Street in Newberg, Oregon. It's the gateway between Portland, Oregon suburbs and the unofficial start of Willamette Valley wine co...