Fos Velha

Foz Velha

Visitors to Porto sometimes make it to "Old Foz" without knowing they've done it! A ride on the eléctrico (Tram Line 1) takes riders...
Sao Pedro da Afurada

São Pedro da Afurada

A fishing village beneath the Arrábida Bridge between Porto and Gaia is a colorful gateway to the coastal beaches of Gaia. It's also home...
Portuguese flavors

Sampling Portuguese flavors in the Douro Valley

A day that begins with a drive through Douro vineyards and a boat ride on the river is off to a fine start. And...
To the top of Lisbon

To the top of Lisbon

Lisbon is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, and on many a travel itinerary nowadays. Residents take great pride in its seven hills and...
Tasting port with a view

Tasting port with a view in Porto

Our first house guests in Porto provided Tom and me with an always-welcomed opportunity for tasting port with a view. We took our guests...
Douro

“This is our Douro”

Portugal's Douro Valley is quite the destination these days. In fact, the Douro is one of the reasons Tom and I recently moved to...
rainbow

Deliciously local in West Lisbon

Lisbon's breadbasket is in its western reaches, in the hills and valleys that cradle the Tagus above the capitol and tumble westward in fertile...
Taste Porto cooking class

Cooking Portuguese in a townhouse kitchen

From the moment we knocked on the townhouse door, we knew we were in for something special. Welcomed into the reception area-cum-shop, we had...
Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port

Tasting the Colheitas of Graham’s

"Isn't that cool?!" exclaimed our host, raising a goblet of amber-hued liquid and gesturing with it to the distant corners of Palacio do Bolsa's...
View from Taylor's Port Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

On the move with Anita’s Feast

* An almost endless horizon * Artful expression underfoot and on our plates * * The smell, feel and taste of the sea * Welcoming...
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