Portland has a good-sized Italian Community. You might see some Italians in the Pearl District meeting over a cup of coffee at Caffè Umbria, or chatting over a meal at either Piazza Italia or Gallo Nero. Or you can connect with others through the yearly Festa Italiana held in Pioneer Courthouse Square every August. Finally, the Azzurri Club of Portland organizes events several times a year and you should check their Web site for the latest events and happenings.