Tonya Russo Hamilton

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) opened his fresh pasta joint, Grassa, downtown Portland he wasn’t sure how it would be received. He …

Andrea Algieri, lead singer of Mbrascatu, is announcing the release of their second album, Tempo.  They will be hosting a special release event at Mississippi Studios in Portland on January 2, 2015.  Andrea has come a long way since his …

“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the …

Alessandro Cassuto an executive chef and trainer for the Lorenzo De Medici Academy in Florence, Italy will be making his way to Portland at the end of February to offer his time and talents to the local community.     …

Bill and Carol Sansone started LivingItalian in 2012, intent on sharing their years of experience living, working, and traveling independently throughout Italy. Almost 40 years ago, they decided to explore the regional cultures, traditions, food and history of southern Italy …

Every Christmas, Tiffany Lillebo’s Nonna Angelina made pizzelle using a pizzelle iron that had been passed down through the family for generations.  “They were always such a treat,” says Tiffany. “We enjoyed them during the holidays with Nonna but we …

Stefano Iaboni is fairly new to the Portland area, having only been living here for about a year and a half, but his unique talents allow him to fit right into Portland’s eclectic mix of performing artists, while also setting …

Michel Ponzi, co-owner of Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s pioneering wineries, has spent his entire life building a hobby business into an international company. Born in Los Gatos, California, Michel moved to Oregon as a young boy, at the age …

“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 perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful …

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” This quote by Italian poet, Cesare Pavese embodies the passion of Alessandra Gardino Melchiori Ranghiasci, a.k.a. Ale to her friends in Portland. Alessandra creates compelling moments for her guests during her tours …