Eat This Now

Bari Food Cart’s Italian Street Treat Is Fried Pizza and We Love It

Walter Ferrante, a native of Southern Italy, is dishing out crispy fried dough filled with cheesy, tomatoey goodness to Rose City customers.

06/28/2022 Videography by Monica Salazar and Rose Lee By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Tito’s Taquitos, Our Favorite Taco Cart, Reopens

Taco cart Tito’s Taquitos reopens in Southwest Portland, fried food cart ThiccBoi has returned, and McMenamin’s BrewFest is back.

05/12/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Review

Gabbiano’s Delivers Old-School Italian American Comfort Food

Mozzarella shots and saffron-infused limoncello drops add up to a delightful dining experience in Northeast Portland’s Concordia neighborhood.

04/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Carts

A Handmade Pasta Cart Is Coming to Killingsworth Street

Meliora Pasta is bringing not-so-traditional pasta like braised beef ravioli with coconut sauce, salsa macha, lime, and mint to Killingsworth Street.

03/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Restaurant Openings

Dolly Olive Will Take Over the Former Bistro Agnes Space This Spring

The new restaurant, which features southern Mediterranean brunch and dinner, is part of the Sesame Collective group.

02/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Italian Beef from Sammich & Treats from the Gastro Obscura Vending Machine

I might end up doing some of my holiday gift shopping from ... a vending machine?

11/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Openings

Truly Handmade Pasta Comes to St. Johns with Pastificio d'Oro

Chase Dopson makes his pasta with a rolling pin at his new pop-up at Gracie’s Apizza.

09/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Make Nostrana’s Unlikely Pairing of Cantaloupe and Spaghetti

Chef Cathy Whims learned this summery recipe from her mentor, Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan.

08/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

The Newly Revamped Sweedeedee Does Delicious Dinner

The North Portland cafe isn’t just for brunch anymore—it also serves one of the most memorable dinners I’ve had in weeks.

08/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Italian Cuisine

Pinolo Gelato Pays Homage to Oregon Farms and Italian Cuisine

Gelato maker Sandro Paolini uses his background in agriculture to craft gelato that’s equal parts Portland and Pisa.

07/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Sebastiano’s Will Launch a Food Cart This Summer

Get ready for an aperitivo-filled summer in the parking lot of the Sicilian deli-meets-bakery. Plus, a special brunch box collab with Olympia Provisions laun...

03/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Carts

Philly Meets Puerto Rico at Papi Sal’s Lechon Shack

John Hatch fuses Italian American and Puerto Rican flavors on freshly baked baguettes.

02/12/2021 By Katrina Yentch

Dining Picks

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Oxtail Lasagna from Lasagna Project PDX

Order one of chef Thomas Boyce’s handmade, hand-delivered lasagnas via Instagram DM.

01/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food & Drink

A Guide to Portland’s New Wave of Italian Markets

In 2020 alone, three Italian markets have opened up shop.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: November 13

Gumba is famous for its pasta, but the arancini are a hidden gem.

11/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: November 6

L’unico Alimentari’s squid ink tonnarelli with burrata and crab breaks all the rules with a fine dining touch.

11/06/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Ciao, Portland

Cooperativa, a New Italian Food Hall, Is Now Softly Open in the Pearl

Travel to a Florentine market without leaving town.

09/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Public Art

Amalfi's Has a New, Riveting Mascot

Commissioned by owner Kiauna Floyd, Rosie PDX celebrates the worth of women everywhere.

07/07/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Breaking News

Cult Cart Burger Stevens Morphs into Stevens Italiano

To survive the pandemic shutdown, Portland burger king Don Salamone is morphing his business into an Italian takeout joint, tapping his Sicilian roots and French culinary training.

04/06/2020 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Irving Street Kitchen’s Sarah Schafer to Open an Ambitious Italian Food Hall in June

The multimillion dollar Pearl District project aims to create an all-day experience, coffee to Roman pizza, all under one big roof.

01/28/2020 By Karen Brooks