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Amazon's growing campus has recently added Ethan Stowell's Ballard Pizza Company to its impressive restaurant collection, which also includes Great State Burger and Bar Noroeste from Josh Henderson, Skillet, Mamnoon Street and Anar, and Marination.   The new Ballard Pizza Company outpost opened on April 11, serving New York-style "whole pies...

They are business partners helming seven restaurants in two states spanning American breakfast to Italian fine dining concepts. Yet Tomaso Maggiore and his son Joey play up the very personal side of their connection as they swap stories to a comedic cadence and banter that only the closest of family members can achieve.   They talk about the...

By Gretchen WingWe've seen it with jazz, rock, and hip-hop: musicians around the world pick up the American sound and run with it, and we're flattered. But Italian bluegrass? Never fear: Beppe Gambetta is a master innovator of the acoustic guitar, and the music he brings to Lopez Community Center on Sept.25 at 7 p.m. will dazzle bluegrass and world...

di Glauco Maggi   Da Bergamo, il presidente dell'Atalanta Antonio Percassi va alla conquista del Grand Canyon grazie all'alleanza con gli indiani Navajo. Invece dei cowboy, pero', dovra' superare la resistenza dei verdi.   Percassi, della cui holding diversificata di imprese sotto il suo controllo sono parte anche la Stilo Immobiliare...

By John M. Glionna It was a Thursday night and the place was packed: the Italian American Social Club was saying goodbye to one of its own.   Singer Mark Giovi was leaving town, and the dress-for-success crowd sipped martinis and watched him work the room with the verve of a Rat Pack member. Just like the old days.   Read more &nbs...

By Moira Macdonald   Ideally, one would travel to Portland Art Museum's new exhibit "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" on the back of a Vespa motor scooter piloted by Gregory Peck. But Amtrak works just fine, too.   The exhibit, featuring dozens of elegant garments from the likes of Valentino, Prada, Armani and Pucci (who, it turns o...

By Samantha Bakall After more than seven months of waiting and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Burrasca, the rustic Tuscan food cart from Florentine native Paolo Calamai, and one of The Oregonian's top 10 of 2014, will open July 14 in the former Block's Cafe space in Southeast Portland.   Burrasca 2.0 will continue serving menu favorites...

by Ronald Holden   What's up here? A liquor license application from an outfit named Aglio e Olio (2743 E. Madison St.) lists Luigi DeNunzio as one of the applicants. He's well-known in the Italian-American restaurant community, with two Pioneer Square restaurants to his name (Al Boccalino and Che Sara Sara), plus Cafe Bengodi, recently relo...

by Darin Moriki   Moncler, an Italian outdoor lifestyle retailer with French roots, may be opening a second Hawaii store in Honolulu's Ala Moana Center, which is set to unveil close to 40 retailers in its new Ewa Wing expansion project within the next two weeks. Architect Giancarlo Teglia of Venice, Italy, on behalf of Moncler USA Retail, L...

Luca Cazzanti says his wife calls him an "International Man of Science." The "international" part comes from having moved back and forth between Italy and the United States a number of times, plus his many travels and his job at NATO. The "science" part comes from working in research and development, both in academia and industry.   We're go...

For 33 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival.   The festival, held each year over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions. This year, the event will be held October 11-12. Not sure if you can make it? Here are seven...

I'm visiting the Italian community in Portland. There are around 900 Italian citizens in this North-Western state, while many more are the Americans of Italian descent. Honorary Consul Andrea Bartoloni is their active point of reference.Italians here are mainly professionals working in the apparel and hi-tech industry, as well as in Universities an...