Lisbon Food & Wine

Where to stay, what to do in medieval Óbidos

Share Travelers can escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon by staying only an hour away at the medieval city of Óbidos. Whether sleeping in a castle’s tower or relaxing in a homey hostel, Óbidos offers travelers a variety of ways to spend the night. The Pousada Castelo de Óbidos allows travelers to spend the…

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Porto’s Bufete Fase offers rich sandwiches

Share The uneven cobblestone streets lined with houses in an array of coral, mint green and canary yellow hue lead downhill to the Douro River in Porto. Following the narrow pathways, one could easily get lost amongst the sea of coral rooftops. Among the masses of artistically crafted structures, lies a nondescript old building, covered…

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Port wine considered champagne of Porto

Port wine considered champagne of Porto

Share On top of the hill Vila de Nova Gaia, Graham’s Lodge overlooks the Douro River in Porto, Portugal. The renowned winery encompasses centuries of port wine tradition. Considered the champagne of Portugal, port wine is celebrated along the Douro River with almost a dozen shining signs advertising tastings, tours and souvenirs of lodges ranging…

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Sr. Fado’s: Captivating music in an intimate setting

Sr. Fado’s: Captivating music in an intimate setting

Share Before midnight, Ana Marina is a cook and hostess, wearing flat clogs and her hair tied back. At the magic hour, when the lights dim after all the customers have finished their cataplana (Portuguese seafood dish), she transforms into a fado singer in a black dress, black hose, black heels and a vibrant red…

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Lisbon’s ‘rock n’ roll’ bakery a piece of heaven on earth

Lisbon’s ‘rock n’ roll’ bakery a piece of heaven on earth

Share Tease. The name of this bakery in Lisbon says it all. Multiple flavors of ornately decorated cupcakes sit in a glass case at the counter of “Lisbon’s rock n’ roll bakery,” tantalizing the sweet tooth of curious wanderers along Rua de Norte with their sugary appeal. Did I mention that they’re 100 percent homemade?…

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