Join us for an informal, no-host happy hour and conversation with Gabriele Manella from the University of Bologna. Gabrielle is here for a few short weeks to learn more about Portland's approach to urban sustainability and local participation. Come participate! Learn about lessons from Bologna and share your perspectives on Portland. RSVP is appreciated but not required.
It’s time once again: time for our annual Youth Exchange fundraiser, the PBSCA Sagra.
In Italy, a Sagra is a village fair celebrating local specialties and the earth’s abundance. Well, we’re not in Italy, but we can offer you its spirit, and an occasion to meet new and old friends, learn more about our sister city Bologna, dance, dine and imbibe, bid for tempting auction items while supporting the youth exchange between our two cities that we sponsor every year. This year our Sagra takes place in the new Lagunitas Brewing Company community space for non-profits. Come join us. Enter a raffle and bid for special offers. Restaurant gift certificates, fishing on the Willamette, premium Oregon wines, mountain cabin getaway... the list is better than ever! Tickets are $60/person or $55/person for two or more. Get your tickets today!
Join us at Velo Cult to celebrate the cycling connections between Bologna and Portland. Four cyclists from the Po River Delta have chosen Portland as their starting point for a 1400 km ride to San Francisco with the aim of building friendship and promoting cycling throughout the world. Our sister city of Bologna has asked us to welcome them and share Portland's bike culture with them. What better place than Velo Cult? Event is free, casual, no host bar and snacks. Come raise a glass to the bicycle as a vehicle of friendship, peace and sustainability!
Mark your calendars now for our Summer Social and farewell event for our Youth Exchange. Our Italian guests and their host families will all be there and we hope you'll join us to help them wrap up their trip on a fun note. We're planning an all-American barbecue in the country just 30 minutes west of downtown. Sign up now and we'll send directions and details before the event. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled and you will be notified via email. Contact us with any questions. See you there!
Join us for our Annual Amici Dinner on Thursday, June 23rd at 6 pm. This year we will be enjoying the fabulous food of Luce Restaurant on 21st and E. Burnside. Antipasti, pasta, vino, friends and great conversation... what more could you want? It will be lovely evening and even better with your company.
Lambrusco tasting and snacks in the new Grassa Restaurant on NW 23rd!
Grassa Restaurant welcomes La Citta Grassa (aka Bologna) to it's new digs on NW 23rd with a Lambrusco tasting event organized and curated by PBSCA and our own Amelia McCandlish of Winemaker Tours. Learn the real story about the fizzy red wine from Emilia Romagna that pairs so well with Bolognese cuisine. Tickets just $30/person but hurry as space is limited!
Join us for an informal and informative tasting of wines from Emilia Romagna at E&R Wine Shop. We will sample and learn from the experts about roughly a dozen wines while we nibble on wine's perfect companions: bread, cheese and cured meats from Olympia Provisions. It promises to be a fun and interesting event so join us! Pay now with the link or pay at the door. Price $15.
There are just a few spaces left for this unique opportunity to make (and eat!) the classic Italian "sandwich" that is a fantastic meal in Bologna. Domenico Tupone will show us how to make the great flatbread at the heart of these sandwich-like meals and combine it with various fillings. The price of $40 includes the lesson, ample samplings of piadina and wine. If you would like to join us, please RSVP via email by January 7th at email@example.com
Come celebrate with us! The PBSCA annual Sagra will be held Wednesday, October 21st in Portland's classic Laurelhurst Club. Enjoy great food and drink, friends new and old and fantastic auction and raffle items. We can't wait to see you there!
PBSCA Summer Social: Picnic and Bocce at Sellwood Park
Come meet our Youth Ambassadors just back from Bologna. Learn to play the Italian game of Bocce ball while enjoying Olympia Provisions Italian sausages, salads, dessert and Italian wine, beer and sodas. Buy your tickets now!
Portland-Bologna: Board Meeting
Open to the public!
Open to the public!
Preview of the new Italian Film Festival coming to Portland.