Portland

Tuscan-style food alive and well at Gallo Nero in Portland

Why did Davide Filippini call his Portland, Oregon restaurant Gallo Nero? If you have time to sit down over a glass of prosecco and chat with him,...
Chef Enzo Lanzadoro and his wife, Linh opened Enzo's in 2010

Dining in Puglia on Alberta Street

Portland has no shortage of good international restaurants - whatever you are hungry for you will likely find it somewhere. Northeast Alberta Street...
Walter Ferrante with his friends formally opened The Bari Food Cart in May

Walter Ferrante: Bringing Bari Street Food to Portland

Passeggiata and street food; all over Italy, the two words go hand in hand. The same is true every evening in Bari Vecchia, the old city of Bari,...
Dr. Domenico Tupone, PhD, Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU

Domenico Tupone, PhD: Researching Therapeutic Hypothermia for Better Stroke Treatment

When I first met Domenico Tupone at a reception for the Italian Film Festival in Portland, I would not have guessed he is an Instructor and...
Heavy Wood in performance - Matteo Flori on drums, Nate Kantner on vocals, and Roberto Cavallo on guitar

Heavy Wood Brings Their Hard Folk Sound to the US

Roberto Cavallo, Nate Kantner and Matteo Flori may come from different continents but they’ve melded their talents into the band, Heavy Wood. Known...
Brian Marrone in his workshop

Brian Marrone: In the Maker’s Hands, Everything is a Story

The workshop at Brian’s Plumbing Works may seem like a jumble of faucets, fixtures, old ceramic sinks, and tools, but there is careful organization...
Dr. Donald V. Romanaggi. Photo courtesy of UP Marketing and Communication

Dr. Don Romanaggi: The Doctor with a Heart of Gold

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center...
Gus Loprinzi. Phot Courtesy of the Loprinzi family

The Loprinzi’s: America’s Strongest Family Yesterday & Today

“There is no wealth but life. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of human beings; that man is richest, who, having...
Rick Gencarelli at his sandwich shop Lardo

Rick Gencarelli’s Grassa: A Captivating Blend of Fresh Pasta, All Things Pork, and… Rock & Roll

When Rick Gencarelli, chef and owner of Portland’s famed sandwich shop Lardo (known for its play-on-words motto: Bringing Fatback 7 Days a Week)...
Rebecca Ponzi, owner of Casal Cristiana Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil: The Allure of Italy’s Most Exotic & Controversial Fruit

Michel Ponzi, co-owner of Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s pioneering wineries, has spent his entire life building a hobby business into an...
Evan Gregoire with one of his heirloom tomatoes

Banking On The Magic of A Seed

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there,...
 Bill Marinelli being proud of the bocce courts in Scappoose

A Candid Italian Brings Bocce to Scappoose

It is Saturday night at the Columbus Day Banquet. The Portland Golf Club is overflowing with smiling guests, drinks in hand. Dinner is finished, the...
Portland Opera Props Master Cindy Felice

Props in Portland: A Glimpse Behind the Magic

“Se avete due pani, vendetene uno e comprate un fiore, perché anche l'anima ha fame.” If one has two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a flower, for...

Oregon Ballet Theatre opens season with "Amore Italiano"

Oregon Ballet Theatre has opened its 26th season with a program titled Amore Italiano, reveling in the culture and music of Italy. The threads of...
Alessandra Gardino

An Italian Countess in Portland

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” This quote by Italian poet, Cesare Pavese embodies the passion of Alessandra Gardino Melchiori...

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