Festa Italiana Returns to Cedarville Park in Gresham.
All are invited to join us for the May 22 Bocci tournament supporting the Festa and the 31st Festa Italiana on August 21 at Cedarville Park. And, if you would like to help, we are in need of:
Volunteers are also needed.
Please contact us (Anna Salanti & Frank Cook)
phone (503-977-2660 landline)
We look forward to seeing you there
Festa Italiana will be happening on Sunday August 21st from 11am - 8pm at beautiful Cedarville Park in Gresham, home to Club Paesano. We couldn't make it happen without all of our awesome volunteers. I strongly encourage you to go to the Festa website and sign up for shifts.
Chef Cathy Whims is an icon in the Portland food scene. She studied with Marcella Hazan and the very founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, was present at the inauguration of one of her restaurants, Nostrana. She is a six-time James Beard “Best Chef: Pacific Northwest” finalist and winner of the coveted 2011 “Leccio d’Oro Osteria Prize” instituted by the Brunello Consortium of Montalcino. Additionally, she is one of two Oregon chefs who are part of the White House Diplomatic Corps of Chefs and an activist in the GMO labeling campaign.
This event is organized jointly by Caffè Culturale and Italian Portland.
Please consider supporting either one of these groups, even at the cost of a slice of pizza or a coffee!
The website Tonya Russo Hamilton had been using to share events, and news with the Italian community called Italian Portland was determined to be the perfect name to establish a nonprofit. The tireless efforts of Tonya, Christina Cavallaro Edick, and the new Board made it happen. See their new website.