Summer Social 2017
Jul
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Summer Social 2017

Enjoy delicious Italian appetizers and wine, relax in our hosts' lovely garden, or take a dip in the pool! We will gather from 2-5 pm to enjoy the summer weather and celebrate our Youth Exchange participants. We can't wait to hear stories about their trip! 
Our friend Ted Secolo has generously agreed to host the party at his lovely home in North Plains, just about 30 minutes from downtown Portland. You will love this beautiful country setting, and kids (or kids at heart) will enjoy the pool. 

$15-$25 sliding scale  suggested donation per adult, kids and teens welcome at no charge!
(Donations will be collected at the event. Cash, check, or card.)

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Customized Journeys Bologna Tour Info Session
Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Customized Journeys Bologna Tour Info Session

October 9 - October 17, 2017: Portland-Bologna Sister City Association is teaming up with Customized Journeys to offer a Food and Art Discovery Tour in Bologna and the surrounding region.

Get the scoop at our June 27 information session!

Join Customized Journeys on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:00 pm at their offices at 431 NW Flanders Street #100, and you will:

  • Hear all the details of the trip
  • Meet your prospective fellow travelers
  • Get all your questions answered
  • Enjoy light appetizers and drinks!

Please RSVP here if you would like to join us!
The link will take you to the Facebook event page. Please click "Going" to RSVP, or send us an email at bologna@pdx.edu 

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La Polenta Dinner
Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

La Polenta Dinner

We are gathering at an honest-to-goodness Italian family dinner, complete with long tables, set end to end, covered in tablecloths and laid out for our very first La Polenta dinner. Grab your moms, dads, kids, aunts, uncles, and nonni and drive to Club Paesano Cedarville Park on Wednesday, June 7th. The park is located at 3800 W. Powell Loop in Gresham (just east of SE 182nd and Powell Blvd). Arrive at 6:00pm to help set up; dinner will be on the table at 7:30pm; we will all clear the table and clean up about 8:30pm. Your only cost is to bring one bottle of wine! The dinner will be homemade polenta with meat sauce (vegetarian option available) served family-style on large platters in the center of the table, Parmigiano on the side, Caesar salad, and fresh bread, followed by your choice of chocolate or rum cake for dessert. There will be non-alcoholic beverages for the bambini. Coffee and water will be available too. A simple meal, shared by friends and family. The Amici d’Italia, Club Paesano, and the Portland-Bologna Sister City Association have teamed up to present this “Italian family” event. This is an evening with no agenda, simply a time for la famiglia Italiana to sit together around a communal table. And just like any Italian family dinner, everyone will help set up, serve, and clean up.

Please RSVP today so we know how much sauce and polenta to prepare! Contact Mike Farley at 503-358- 2506; or Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Brown at 503-287-3255 or email difamigliabari@outlook.com.

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Annual Amici Dinner
May
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Annual Amici Dinner

Join us for a sumptuous, four-course dinner including apperitivi, lambrusco, pasta, main course, wine and dessert at the cozy a Cena Ristorante in Sellwood.  Bolognese chef Gabriele Gabeski is ready to serve us up a feast!  Click here to check out the menu! Enjoy old friends and new and learn more about our upcoming trip to Bologna with Portland's very own, Customized Journeys. Basic ticket price at $60 covers dinner, wine and gratuity. Buy a $75 ticket to donate $15 to PBSCA!

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Urban Sustainability from Bologna to Portland: a conversation with Gaberiele Manella
Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Urban Sustainability from Bologna to Portland: a conversation with Gaberiele Manella

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.

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Sagra!
Sep
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sagra!

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! 

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Reception for Italian Cyclists
Sep
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Reception for Italian Cyclists

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!

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Summer Social and Youth Exchange Farewell
Jul
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Summer Social and Youth Exchange Farewell

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!

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Amici Dinner
Jun
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Amici Dinner

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. 

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Lambrusco at the new Grassa in NW!
Apr
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Lambrusco at the new Grassa in NW!

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!

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Winter Social and Wine Tasting
Mar
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Winter Social and Wine Tasting

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.

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Learn to make (and enjoy) Piadina.
Jan
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Learn to make (and enjoy) Piadina.

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 bologna@pdx.edu

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Sagra!
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sagra!

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! 

 

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Summer Social!
Aug
9
4:00pm 4:00pm

Summer Social!

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!

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