Port Wine Tasting in Lisbon: 6 Places Where You Can Drink It

Port tasting with chouriço assado sausage

So, you’re looking for a Port tasting in Lisbon? This delicious fortified wine is originally from Porto, but if you’re sticking to the capital, these bars will happily pour you a glass (or two). Even if you’re just getting started with Portuguese wine, odds are you’ve heard of Port, or Vinho do Porto. Hailing from […]

Top 7 Best Restaurants for Lunch in Lisbon

Steak and wine at Sala de Corte in Lisbon

From juicy steaks and grilled fish at Portuguese family tascas to affordable dining at a Michelin-star restaurant, here are the best spots for lunch in Lisbon. A typical Portuguese lunch begins at noon and stretches for as long as your schedule allows. During the week, restaurants put up signs announcing cheap lunch deals, and locals […]

Where to Drink & Buy Natural Wine in Lisbon

Bottles of wine on a rack

Natural wine in Lisbon is on the rise as local winemakers are returning to their craft’s ancient roots and catering to a new generation of eco-conscious drinkers. More than a trend, natural wine is a return to the past. Per definition, wine is nothing more than “fermented grape juice,” and that’s pretty much what it […]

How to Read a Portuguese Wine Label in 6 Easy Steps

Port wine and chocolate

Got your eye on the wine shelf, but not sure what to grab? This guide will teach you how to read a Portuguese wine label so you can get home faster and pour yourself a glass. For some people, Portuguese wine is still unknown territory. There are around 14 wine regions in Portugal and more […]

A Guide to Portuguese Christmas Food & Traditions

Sonhos, or "dreams" are small fried donuts and a popular Portuguese Christmas food.

Portugal might not be the most Christmassy country, but what it lacks in wintery weather, it makes up for in colorful street decorations and delicious Christmas food. You know Christmas is around the corner when the local cafés change their sweets display. Suddenly, the whole counter is full of Christmas cakes and fried-dough pastries of […]

A Guide to Portuguese Sausages: 7 Varieties You Should Try

Sausages on plates

Whether as an afternoon snack or an accompaniment to a full meal, sausages are an integral part of Portuguese cuisine. It’s hard to find a meat dish in Portugal without at least one kind of enchidos—the traditional Portuguese sausages. You can find them in cozido, the feijoada (bean stew) or even mixed in soups like […]

Day Trip to Cabo da Roca: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

A day trip to Cabo da Roca allows you to take in stunning natural surroundings at the westernmost point in continental Europe.

Planning a day trip to Cabo da Roca? Set on the edge of Sintra’s National Park, this prominent cape offers spectacular sea views that you don’t want to miss. Portugal has a long coast lined with beaches, and in between them, you can find lots of cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic. Cabo da Roca […]

Portuguese Cheese Guide: 10 Artisanal Cheeses You Need to Try

We'll never say no to a Portuguese cheese board.

Creamy, dry, strong or mild—whatever you’re into, there’s a cheese in Portugal made for you. Just like Portuguese wine, every region in Portugal has its own cheese. Some even have a protected designation of origin which ensures the cheese is produced in that region alone using traditional methods and ingredients. You don’t need to travel […]

Top 7 Best Views in Lisbon

Miradouro da Graça has one of the best views of Lisbon's sunset.

To find the best views in Lisbon, you’ll need to climb up a hill or two, but it’s always worth it. From Alfama to Alcântara, there are miradouros in pretty much every neighborhood, and each of them offers a different angle of the city. The miradouros are the official viewpoints, but there are others hiding […]