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

Best New Restaurants 2019

Bella’s Italian Bakery and Market Is a Stealth Red Sauce Haven

The Lents bakery—a destination for killer cannoli and sfogliatelle—also does weekly pizza and lasagna nights.

10/18/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat Here Now

Little Italy Lands at a New Bakery in Lents

Bella's Italian Bakery and Market brings Godfather-level pastries and focaccia to Southeast Portland.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market

The focaccia and cannoli have landed in Lents.

11/06/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: The Next Generation

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: Nostrana’s Little Sib Is More Than a Wine Bar

An Italian institution's side hustle holds its own.

10/10/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

An Italian Market in Lents Makes a Mean 'Grass Pie'

Don't call it a quiche.

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Caffe Mingo Is a Portland Restaurant Success Story 25 Years in the Making

The city’s food scene ought to take notes from a pair of cool old pasta dudes on NW 21st Avenue.

03/27/2018 By Karen Brooks