Festa Italian Week 2012 in Portland Oregon

Plan to attend some Festa Italiana Week 2012 Events in Portland Oregon in Pioneer Courthouse Square from August 23-25, 2012. This festival celebrates Italian culture in Portland. There is a week of festivities leading up to the Festa Italiana in Portlan’s Piazza.

Courthouse Square in Portland Oregon

Courthouse Square in Portland Oregon

Here’s the schedule of Events:
English: 'Allow Me' Sculpture in Pioneer Court...

English: ‘Allow Me’ Sculpture in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friday, August 17, 2012  at 7:00 p.m.

Festa Mass – The Church of St Michael the

Archangel located at 1701 SW 4th Avenue, Portland.

All Italian Festivals begin with a celebratory Mass.

Celebrated in Italian by Most ReverendJohn G. Vlazny, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon. Reception follows with Italian desserts.

Saturday, August 18 at 3:00 p.m.        

Giro di Portland – NW 14th and Johnson,

Portland. This is an authentic Italian Bicycle

race.  Free admission.

www.girodiportland.com

A stitched panorama of downtown Portland, OR a...

A stitched panorama of downtown Portland, OR at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m.              

Bocce Tournament – Cedarville Park 3800 W

Powell Loop, Gresham. Watch Italian Bocce.

Food and beverages available for purchase.

Free admission.

Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.             

Festa Night at the Flicks – Fifth Avenue Cinema

510 SW Hall Street, Portland. Presenting

“Terraferma,” Italy’s submission to the Best Foreign

Film for the 2012 Academy Awards.  The film

depicts a Sicillian family dealing with the arrival of

a group of illegal immigrants. Free admission.

Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

**Thursday, Friday, Saturday, **

August 23,24 and 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Festa Italiana will convene at “Portland’s Piazza” at Pioneer

Courthouse Square with plenty of live entertainment, Italian

opera, dancing, Italian restaurants, wine gardens,

a grape stomp, piazza toss, vendors, strolling

musicians and puppet shows. The Festa Food and WIne Gardens will offer plenty of Italian specialties from outstanding Portland restaurants.

For more information visit: www.festa-italiana.org

English: Plaque at Pioneer Courthouse Square i...

English: Plaque at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ray Massa’s EuroRythms 8 piece band from Dublin, Ohio will offer interesting live entertainment. This is a great band for dancing.

FEAST Portland 2012

FEAST Portland 2012

Get your tickets for FEAST Portland. It will be held Spetember 20-23, 2012.

For more information about Portland visit www.Portland.com. I have provided a list of interesting areas to visit in while you are in Portland:

The flag of the city of Portland, Oregon flyin...

Famous Streets
Chinatown Portland, OR
Historic Oregon City 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Nob Hill Portland, OR
Northeast Section NE Going St & NE 16th Ave. , Portland, OR
Northwest District NW Raleigh St & NW 26th Ave. , Portland, OR
Pearl District 1022 NW Marshall Street, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97209
Pearl District Portland, OR
Pioneer Courthouse Square 715 SW Morrison Street #702, Portland, Oregon 97205
Southeast Section SE Holgate Blvd & SE Foster Rd. , Portland, OR
Portland Oregon from the east. By User:Fcb981

Portland Oregon from the east. By User:Fcb981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seal of the City of Portland, Oregon

Seal of the City of Portland, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While you are in Portland, visit Popular places like:

Portland Saturday Market
The Portland Saturday Market is an outdoor arts and crafts market in Portland, Oregon. It is the largest continuously operated outdoor market in the United States. It is held every Saturday and Sunday from February 28th to December 24th
maple bar with bacon from Voodoo Donuts I've b...

maple bar with bacon from Voodoo Donuts I’ve been back living in Portland for 3 years and finally got around to trying Voodoo on Saturday. Evil, but so good. Better than I had expected 🙂 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut is an independent doughnut shop known for its unusual doughnuts based in Portland, Oregon.
A "Captain my Captain" doughnut from...

A “Captain my Captain” doughnut from Voodoo Doughtnut in Portland, Oregon, consisting of vanilla frosting and Cap’n Crunch cereal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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