Local Asparagus is in!
Late spring at Pastini brings a special treat and one of our region’s true delicacies…delicious local asparagus from just over the border in Washington. Most of it is grown on 100 family farms near Pasco, like Snow & Sons, who provide our gorgeous green spears. Savor it in dishes like Fusilli with Asparagus and Lemon… Learn More Local Asparagus is in!
A Little Linguini History
Linguini is sometimes given short shrift as spaghetti’s less well-known sibling, but it is as much of a pasta staple in Italy as its round relative. And, since we are featuring it in our summer special Linguini with Shrimp Scampi, we decided to take a closer look into the provenance of this noble noodle. … Learn More A Little Linguini History
Dispatch from the PDX Galley Wars
We’re mostly lovers not fighters at Pastini, but gladly took part in the first PDX Galley Wars on June 6 as part of this year’s Rose Festival. The idea was to pair five restaurants each with two galley cooks from ships here for Fleet Week during the festival, to connect the Portland community and the… Learn More Dispatch from the PDX Galley Wars
Pastini and the Eugene Emeralds: A Home Run!
It’s been a little more than a year since we set up shop in Eugene, Oregon. Since then, you’ve opened your arms by welcoming us to your community and sharing our love of pasta. The old saying rings true: teamwork does make the dreamwork. Which is why we teamed up as sponsors with the… Learn More Pastini and the Eugene Emeralds: A Home Run!
Pastini Volunteers SOLVE the Cleanup
Kudos to our terrific team of Pastini volunteers for participating in the 35th SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup on September 29th. Kim McAdam, Becky Surface, Halee Brown, Steve Talamantes and Katie Quittschreiber spiffed up a two-mile stretch of the Deschutes River Trail in Bend, picking up over 150 pounds of garbage, adding to the 42,000… Learn More Pastini Volunteers SOLVE the Cleanup
Volunteering at the Portland Community Farm
Pastini had the opportunity to volunteer at the Portland Community Farm with the Oregon Food Bank on Tuesday, October 17th. It was a blast! Our main focus was preparing the farm for the changing of the seasons. We weeded, removed pumpkin plants that were done producing for the season, planted onions, put up fencing to protect… Learn More Volunteering at the Portland Community Farm
Join Pastini in Supporting Returning Vets
For the third year in a row, Pastini is proud to partner with an incredible local non-profit organization, Returning Veterans Project, for their annual Chow Down for Vets event. RVP supports post-9/11 war zone veterans in Oregon and SW Washington by offering free-of-charge health services, including mental health care. They believe in delivering on a… Learn More Join Pastini in Supporting Returning Vets
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH AT PASTINI
Clean. Refreshing. Reliable. Do you ever pause to appreciate the great water quality we have in the Pacific Northwest? It’s something we take advantage of every day in our kitchens at Pastini restaurants. This year, Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22. But we’re opting to celebrate it all month long. That’s why Pastini is… Learn More APRIL IS EARTH MONTH AT PASTINI
EARTH MONTH RECAP
In April, Pastini partnered with Portland Global Initiatives and Portland Roasting Coffee to celebrate Earth Month. With your help, we raised more than $1,300! Portland Global Initiatives will put that money towards helping to provide clean water for 149 farms in Colombia. We wanted to extend a huge thank you to our guests who dined in, donated and… Learn More EARTH MONTH RECAP
PASTINI VOLUNTEERS AT OREGON FOOD BANK
October 6th was our annual volunteer day at the Oregon Food Bank! Ten awesome Pastini staffers joined me out in the garden to pick late season vegetables. Luckily we missed the rain that day! The Pastini crew harvested over 350 pounds of squash, kale, chard, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to go into CSA boxes for… Learn More PASTINI VOLUNTEERS AT OREGON FOOD BANK