Tag: Porto

Christmas memories for a pandemic year

Most Decembers, the impressive tree at Aliados attracts triperos (as the residents of Porto call themselves) and visitors alike to celebrate the season with...
View across the Douro at Porto

Living the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

Portugal's state of emergency in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic was lifted at the beginning of May, and on May 4th the...
Tuna and sweet potato dish

Tasting Porto in a time of lockdown

On 18 March, Portugal declared a national emergency, and shuttered restaurants, bars and wine shops across the country. Through the weeks in lockdown, Tom...
Wine barel with logo

Simplesmente Vinho

Simplesmente Vinho, Porto’s alternative wine festival, recently concluded its eighth outing. The festival at Cais Novo, on the banks of the Douro River, featured...
View of Porto Portugal from Gaia

Anita’s Feast celebrates ten years

Anita’s Feast began around a table with our neighbors in Basel, Switzerland, as we unpacked the Swiss ritual of raclette to a background of...
Clerigos Tower

In Porto, “The story of Portugal in 5 glasses”

Clérigos Tower: Two hundred forty steps to the top…and a classy backdrop to relaxation on the lawn of Jardim das Oliveiras, in the heart...
Sardines on plates

Culinary walks with Taste Porto Food Tours

Touring a new city on foot always brings the place into focus, and a good food tour adds an element I especially enjoy. A...
Preamar Supper Club

Fine dining in a Porto supper club

One of our most delightful dining experiences in a great while was an introduction to Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs,...
Real Companhia Velha 1756

17.56 Museum & Enoteca in Porto, Portugal

"This is a project that we had been dreaming about for years, if not decades,” said Pedro Silva Reis, Chairman of Real Companhia Velha...
Wort Wine Day Regatta

Portugal’s Port Wine Day, Fourth Edition

Innovative, informative and crowd-pleasing—Port Wine Day celebrates the wine that made Portugal’s Douro Valley famous. The events of Port Wine Day commemorate the day...
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