A Foodie’s Guide to Porto, Portugal

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Curated By

Clara Raposo

  • Portugal

  • Porto

  • Arts & Culture

  • Boutique Travel

  • Digital Nomad Travel

  • Solo Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Coast

  • Foodie

  • Local’s Guide

A scenic shot of the city from one side of the sea. Boat floating on the sea and city on the other side
Curator’s statement

You could say Porto is one of the new “it” cities of Europe. Because of Portugal’s size, it’s also an easy weekend trip by train or car up from Lisbon. Although it’s the second largest city in Portugal, Porto still feels easy to navigate, especially when you’re hunting down your next memorable experience or meal!

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Where to stay in Porto, Portugal

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Things to do in Porto, Portugal

People boating in the river passing through the middle of the city.

Walking Tour

Work up an appetite with a fully guided tour around the hilly streets of Porto. Fora Advisors are happy to find a tour that caters to your interests!

River Cruise

Enjoy a pleasant boat ride on the famous Douro River and learn about the rich history of the area. Customize your experience! Cruises can be a quick hour long ride or immerse yourself in a full day experience.

Port Tasting

There are a multitude of tasting rooms and cellars where you can learn about and appreciate the history (and flavors) of port wine. Fonseca Port Wine Cellars offers a fun, family friendly tour of their historic location.

Local Shopping

Some of my personal favorite shops in Porto:

Places to eat & drink in Porto, Portugal

Chairs and tables arranged outside of a small cafe.
  • Cozinha Cabral: Quaint dinner with great service. Try the Costelinhas de Cordeiro!

  • Brasão Aliados: Bustling atmosphere with a mean Francesinha, a must-try dish before you leave Porto.

  • Floresta Cafe by Hungry Biker: Delicious breakfast & lunch options and bonus points for being super insta-worthy.

  • Chocolataria Equador Tasting Room: Indulge in some gourmet chocolates with flavors ranging from pink pepper to passionfruit paired with Portuguese spirits and wine or coffee.

  • Mercado Bom Sucesso: Can’t decide on one place? This food market has everything and more!

  • Café do Comércio: Hole in the wall espresso bar with healthy food offerings.

  • The Royal Cocktail Club: Award winning cocktails in downtown Porto.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Trina Henry’s guide, Guide to Porto, Portugal: Food, Wine & Culture.

Advisor - Clara Raposo

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Clara Raposo

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Portugal.