It’s Wednesday morning. The year is 1950, the place is a three decker on 21 Mayberry Ave. in South Medford, the time is 4 a.m. On the first floor, Lucy DePasquale is making 24 cups of coffee in her two coffee pots on the stove. She pours them into an urn on the floor and starts on 24 more cups. Neither of her two little girls are awake yet. Neither...

A lot of sister cities are based on business. But a true sister is someone who you’re family with. That’s what Kim Wisnosky, who is co-chair of Medford’s All-Sister City Program, said of Medford’s sister city: Alba, Italy. Sunday, 26 students and two chaperones arrived from Alba, Italy to spend a week with students from North and South Medford and...

Sep 7, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019. PORTLAND ART MUSEUM. 1219 SW Park Avenue. Portland, OR 97205. Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari was a celebrated Italian writer, journalist, and children’s author. Considered by many to be Italy’s most important twentieth-century writer for children, Rodari was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970 to reco...

Every day, people work, live and pray inside Pietro Belluschi’s light-filled, modern creations. The legendary architect shaped Portland’s skyline with revolutionary structures like the Commonwealth Building, which generated tinted glass-and-aluminum lookalikes across the globe. Oregon’s most revered designer and one of its most highly awarded citiz...

Grand Army Tavern, Northeast Portland’s neighborhood-friendly cocktail bar and restaurant, will turn its front room into a new pasta restaurant next month, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned. The new restaurant, Campana, was born from the restaurant’s occasional pasta nights. It will start with just three nights of service a week. But this is mor...

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Festa Italiana: After 27 great years celebrating our Italian-American heritage in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Festa Italiana is retooling for a better and more sustainable future. We are currently evaluating new venues and new formats for our main event and we need your help. If you have any ideas about possibl...

Kim Jong Grillin’ owner Han Ly Hwang and longtime cook Reuben DeMarco will bring Italian cold-cuts and chicken Parm to Southeast Portland at a new sandwich cart, DeMarco’s Sandwiches. At the new cart, DeMarco and Hwang will serve a short menu of Italian-American subs inspired in part by DeMarco’s days cooking at Italian restaurants in Boston. So fa...

In 1892, Anthony and Anita D’Antonio’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Gange, left the city of Caltanissetta in Sicily with his wife, Mary Rosina Zito, and several children, to settle in Pennsylvania. He probably worked in the coal or sulphur mines there, but soon moved to the North End of Boston. His son, Adolfo, was 5 years old when the famil...

The corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on a Thursday night is a dangerous place to be if you are on a diet. That’s when Bella’s Italian Bakery and Marketcasts its net to haul you in like a helpless Amalfi anchovy. Six days a week Bella’s is a superb Italian bakery serving the Lents neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. You would t...

Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...