Please join Scuola Italiana for its annual party this Friday, February 27th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Caffe Umbria in the Pearl. Admission is $25. The Festa di Carnevale party offers another terrific opportunity for the local community to come together to socialize and celebrate Italian language and culture in Portland. The lively event include...

di Roberto Natalini   Gli autentici aromi e i sapori della più grande isola d'Italia si diffondono nella West Coast americana a partire da San Francisco. Tre giorni interamente dedicati alla scoperta di tre cantine, rappresentative di aree di produzione diverse, in tre città simbolo di altrettanti stati americani della costa ovest: San...

It's 8:59 am on a dank, drizzly Sunday morning. The spritely painted KBOO building in southeast Portland brightens up the gray day.   Inside, the cramped studio is abuzz with activity: microphones are checked; earphones are clamped upon unsuspecting heads; CDs are loaded; buttons are punched; sliders are slid. And fingers are crossed.9:00 am...

Until winning high jump gold at the world indoor athletics championships on Saturday, Italian Gianmarco Tamberi was recognized more for competing with half his beard shaved off than for his results.   GQ Magazine once ran an item about Tamberi and his unconventional grooming habits under the banner: "Don't do this" but on Saturday the Italia...

River Highway, Troutdale; 503-667-2480; dipompello.com) is a delightful Italian family restaurant in picturesque Troutdale under the direction of Saul and Ruby Pompeyo.   Classic pasta dishes such as ravioli marinara, garlicky fettuccini alfredo and layered lasagna are delicious dinner options or choose from chicken basil tortellini, gnocchi...

by Samantha Bakall   "I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. The weekend of May 8, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.   Italian for marble, Marmo h...

by Patrick Sisson   A recently reopened residential project by famous Italian-American architect Pietro Belluschi provides a lesson in the value of simple, straightforward design. Literally reassembled piece by piece after years in a storage locker, the Griffith House, a single-family home designed for newlyweds, has been rebuilt at a new si...

by Ed Langlois   August 16 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, the charismatic Italian priest, juggler, musician and educator known for his joyful work among youths. Two ministries in the Archdiocese of Portland are named after him. Bosco House of Eugene welcomes young mothers, helping them get their lives t...

By Alison Highberger   Italophiles and foodies, prepare to be envious. A teacher and student from Central Oregon Community College's Cascade Culinary Institute will spend a month in Italy this winter, immersed in Italian culture and focused on the local food traditions.   Chef instructor David Trask and culinary student Melissa Acord...

The Ashland Parks Foundation considers an Italian marble fountain purchased at the 1915 Pan American Exposition in San Francisco the "jewel" of the city's park system. The Butler-Perozzi Fountain sits high on its own terrace on the western edge of famed Lithia Park below Ashland's stately Granite Street, where a house built by Domingo Perozzi...