Montavilla continues to expand its culinary scene, as the neighborhood gets ready to welcome Sebastiano’s, a mom and pop Sicilian deli. Opening this spring, Sebastiano’s will have muffuletta and Sicilian pizzas, wines by the glass and by the bottle to go, an aperitivo hour, and Italian kitchen staples like olive oils, sauces, and other goods. Sebas...

What’s next in Portland’s food scene? A lot of chefs whisper that the days of sweet little bistros and trattorias reimagined by passionate food dreamers across the city are over. “Everyone is feeling the pain,” says Irving Street Kitchen chef/partner Sarah Schafer. “Diners no longer want a beautiful meal every night. People don’t want to sit down a...

It’s finally here! Join Scuola Italiana di Portland for our annual Carnevale Party and fundraiser! The 2020 Carnevale is on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. This year we are doing one event for both adults and children for a true Italian style experience. Admission to this year’s Carnevale is FREE! We will have: DJ and live music ent...

Disclosure: I am still relishing in a euphoric state induced by cuisine from Sunny's Carrello. Maybe it was the velvety texture of the house-made Semolina pasta. Or the bright and savory characteristics of their homemade pesto. Or perhaps the balanced crunch of Maldon salt flakes, delicately sprinkled over grilled foccacia bread. Some food carts in...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Andrea Scasso, host of The Italian Hour and board member at the Associazione Culturale Italiana di Portland, will speak at our monthly event in February. He will discuss the Italian Film Festival in Portland and how the Associazione Culturale acts as the...

You may have noticed a vacancy along Bond Street after the folks at Citizen sold their restaurant. While the sellers, who also own Bowtie Catering, left the downtown spot to focus on their growing catering services, a new restaurant has been brewing with only speculation as to who or what would be taking its place—until now. Salute opened its doors...

A new Italian spot has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Buckman, called Grassa, is located at 1375 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Grassa provides pasta dishes, with menu items ranging from Caesar salad to whipped potato agnolotti and grilled mustard greens. The casual, counter-service restaurant does not take reservations.  The new arrival...

Saturday January 25, 2020, Scuola Italiana di Portland. Free Talk on Multiculturalism by Angela Zagarella from Portland State University on January 25, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland at 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Who are the Italians? What does it mean to be Italian? What happens when a country changes from bein...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

At the Oregon Symphony’s June 1 concert this year, Niel DePonte will play the famously energetic snare drum part in Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. The spring season will end his 42-year career as the symphony’s principal percussionist, a job he’s had since he was 24 years old. Symphonic percussionists’ duties have grown more complex in the past half-centu...