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Meet and mingle with local Italian language and culture lovers! Come to an Italian Language Meetup and make new amici as you practice speaking, build your vocab and finally figure out those verb conjugations! All ages and levels welcome. Ciao!

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Conversazione al Ristorante

Market of Choice

Ciao Amici! Come enjoy some conversation and refreshments. Please note the new location and logistics below. As always, you are welcome to participate at any level of Italian language skill. We typically meet the first and third Thursdays of each month in the evening. Ci vediammo! A presto! Details for Market of Choice... The Market is a few blocks east of the Morrison Bridge on Belmont. There is free parking under the store. You may enter the parking lot from 10th Avenue. We will meet on the Mezzanine dining area that overlooks the main shopping level, directly above the coffee shop. If you go up the elevator, you should select Level 3. If you wish to have a drink or other snacks, you are welcome to buy anything in the store, pay at the register, then bring your selection up to the dining area. You might consider foods from the deli, bakery, salad bar, pizza oven, gelato, etc. If you get wine, beer or other alcoholic drinks, they will be happy to open the bottle for you and provide a nice glass for each person sharing the bottle.

Conversazione al Ristorante

Market of Choice

Ciao Amici! Come enjoy some conversation and refreshments. Please note the new location and logistics below. As always, you are welcome to participate at any level of Italian language skill. We typically meet the first and third Thursdays of each month in the evening. Ci vediammo! A presto! Details for Market of Choice... The Market is a few blocks east of the Morrison Bridge on Belmont. There is free parking under the store. You may enter the parking lot from 10th Avenue. We will meet on the Mezzanine dining area that overlooks the main shopping level, directly above the coffee shop. If you go up the elevator, you should select Level 3. If you wish to have a drink or other snacks, you are welcome to buy anything in the store, pay at the register, then bring your selection up to the dining area. You might consider foods from the deli, bakery, salad bar, pizza oven, gelato, etc. If you get wine, beer or other alcoholic drinks, they will be happy to open the bottle for you and provide a nice glass for each person sharing the bottle.

The Portland Italian Language Meetup - Monthly Dinner Party

Natalie has graciously offered to host the dinner gathering on the second Sunday in March at her lovely and spacious home in the Alphabet District of NW Portland (see map). We will be starting fairly early so we can share a potluck dinner together. Feel free to bring a drink, salad, main course, side dish or dessert as you wish. Foods and wines from Italy are especially welcome. This is a chance for Italophiles around the Portland area to get together and chat in Italian about our different experiences of the language and culture. Come and share stories, brush up on your skills or just come and listen. This is a casual, fun conversation group where all levels of proficiency are welcome, from native to beginner! Ci vediamo presto! We are also suggesting a small donation at our meetups to help pay the $180 it costs to host this website per year. This is definitely not mandatory but if you find enjoyment from this great group please consider a couple dollar donation. Grazie Mille!

Conversazione al Ristorante

Market of Choice

Ciao Amici! Come enjoy some conversation and refreshments. Please note the new location and logistics below. As always, you are welcome to participate at any level of Italian language skill. We typically meet the first and third Thursdays of each month in the evening. Ci vediammo! A presto! Details for Market of Choice... The Market is a few blocks east of the Morrison Bridge on Belmont. There is free parking under the store. You may enter the parking lot from 10th Avenue. We will meet on the Mezzanine dining area that overlooks the main shopping level, directly above the coffee shop. If you go up the elevator, you should select Level 3. If you wish to have a drink or other snacks, you are welcome to buy anything in the store, pay at the register, then bring your selection up to the dining area. You might consider foods from the deli, bakery, salad bar, pizza oven, gelato, etc. If you get wine, beer or other alcoholic drinks, they will be happy to open the bottle for you and provide a nice glass for each person sharing the bottle.

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