A Foodie’s Guide to Porto, Portugal
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Food & Wine
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
Stylish boutique hotel overlooking the Douro River with luxe rooms and suites.
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Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments
Luxury boutique hotel with individually designed rooms in Porto.
Torel Palace Porto
Located in the heart of Porto, Torel Palace is an oasis within the city, featuring a refreshing plunge pool and unique Portuguese gastronomy.
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Things to do in Porto, Portugal
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!
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.
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.
Some of my personal favorite shops in Porto:
Places to eat & drink in Porto, Portugal
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.
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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Portugal.