Portland

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.  Dr. Don Romanaggi and his late wife, Agnes saw the possibility of …

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, when the streets come alive with friends and family, and the air …

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 Researcher in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Charming …

“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 …

Portland has no shortage of good international restaurants – whatever you are hungry for you will likely find it somewhere. Northeast Alberta Street has one of the densest collections of international cuisines anywhere in the city. Traveling west on Alberta …

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Roberto Cavallo, Nate Kantner and Matteo Flori may come from different continents but they’ve melded their talents into the band, Heavy Wood. Known for their signature “hard folk” sound and animated performances, the trio begins their first US tour on …

In a year of uncertainty, and even with the shutdown due to the pandemic, ‘Westside Italian Culture’ group kept moving forward. The group was started in January of 2016, and grew in numbers while serving the Italian community by celebrating, …

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Starting with the name A Cena (come to supper), everything about the restaurant in Portland, Oregon is welcoming; it feels like you are being invited into an Italian home. The general manager, Eugene Martello, and the chef, Gabriele Gabreski (Locatelli …

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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 here. Tools are arranged at their stations. Under the workbench, there are cubbies full of tool …

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, you will find out the whole story.  Anyone familiar with the story of Chianti …

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