Festa Italiana Portland


Celebrating Italian American Culture in

Portland, Oregon.





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Festa Italiana Portland,Oregon       (events listed below)


Dear Friends and Supporters of the Festa Italiana:


After 27 great years celebrating our Italian-American heritage in Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Festa Italiana is retooling for a better and more sustainable future.


We are currently evaluating new venues and new formats for our main event and we need  your help.  If you have any ideas about possible venues, sponsors, formats, or entertainers, this is your invitation to let us know.  Drop us an email or drop by one of our monthly meetings.  If you do not have the time to visit with us, consider making a small donation.  We are an IRS 501c(3) tax exempt charitable organization.


If you want to join our organization on a regular basis we have room for you.  If instead you prefer to just to get involved on an occasional basis we would love to hear from you.


This year we have scheduled several classic Festa events including the mass and reception at St. Philip Neri Church, the bocce tournament at Club Paesano, and Italian movie night at the 5th Avenue Cinema downtown.  See our website for more details at www.festa-italiana.org..


We also are in the middle of planning a smaller one-day festival event later this fall, and we will announce details as they become available.


We hope to try out a few new ideas and concepts at this fall event, and expand on those in future years.   Our 30th anniversary is coming up in 2021, and we are looking forward to having a great event in place for that important date.


Over the years we have had literally thousands of people help us put on the Festa including board members, sponsors, and many many people who volunteered at the event.  We appreciate all of their efforts because for the board and for me this festa is a labor of love. For us, it is a chance to honor the memories of our Italian fore bearers who came to this country to create a new life for themselves and their families and along the way helped to build Portland into a great city.


To take on the task of retooling our beloved Festa is both a great honor and a great challenge.  But it also is an opportunity for us to reach out to our friends and supporters in the community and invite them to join us in this wonderful work.  Please join us.





Ed Ferrero, President

Festa Italiana Association


PS:  Our next scheduled meeting  at St. Philip Neri Church, 2408 SE 16th Avenue, Portland October 30th, at 7:00 PM in Carvlin Hall.  If you would like to volunteer to help us with planning please attend this meeting.

We are currently looking for sponsors.  If you would like to be a sponsor or know of any organization that would like to be a sponsor please contact us at:


The Festa will get credit for your Amazon purchases if you purchase on smile.amazon.com. Designate Festa Italiana Association Inc as your non profit.  It is easy to set  up!

​2019 Events

Mass in Italian

August 17th, 7:00 PM

St. Philip Neri
2408 SE 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Phone: 503-231-4955
Email: info@stphilipneripdx.org

For 28 years the Festa Italiana Association has offered many events.  This year Mass in Italian will be offered by  Rev Todd Molinari.  The Mass in Italian has been a popular event for many years.  Enjoy a beautiful evening including Italian, Mass and music.  The Mass is followed by a reception including dolci and biscotti in the church hall.


Club Paesano Bocce Tournament

August 18th, 8:30 AM

Cedarville Park

3800 West Powell Loop

Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: (503) 666-7636

Mario Pompei at : mpompei2@aol.com

Club Paesano presents a day of Bocce in the park.  Sign up a team or just watch the action.  There will be food and drinks available for purchase.  Several courts and lots of fun!

Festa Night at the Flicks - Italian Movie Night

August 20th, 7 PM

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

510 SW Hall St

Portland, OR  97201

Free movie in Italian (with subtitles).

Festa Italiana presents "Fatto in  Italia" (Made in Italy) as our 2019 Festa "Night at the Flicks" Italian Movie.  This 2018 film is about a factory worker who confronts difficulties at work, in his family, and with a good friend, all in an effort to rebuild his life.  

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 (a non profit org.)​​

Fred Meyer offers Community Rewards to the Festa. Help us, you will not loose your rewards.

When you purchase on Amazon go to smile.amazon.com. Earmark Festa Italiana Association Inc as your charity at the top of the page. The Festa will get credit for your purchases.

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