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552, R. de São João 28, 4050-553 Porto, Portugal
The wine bar Vinologia: La Maison des Porto specializes in the city’s namesake port. Drop by the cozy tasting room to sample one of 200 bottles, mostly from regional small-batch producers. Rua de São João 46, 351/936-057-340 This appeared in the...
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R. da Galeria de Paris 20, 4050-182 Porto, Portugal
A retro-inspired shop in Porto’s city center, A Vida Portuguesa carries everyday items—handcrafted Claus Porto soaps, Couto toothpaste, Emilio Braga notebooks—displayed like museum artifacts.Rua Galeria de Paris 20, first floor, 351/222-022-105 ...
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Porto, Portugal
One of my greatest joys in life is to visit the market in the city I'm visiting. The Bolhão Market in Porto is deliciously gorgeous, selling anything from livestocks to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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R. Formosa, 4000-214 Porto, Portugal
When in Oporto in Portugal, don't miss the most famous of the city's markets: The Bolhao Market. Established in 1839, this colorful, noisy market is located in the heart of the city of Oporto. The market consists of a huge two story building. This...
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Largo São Domingos 18, 4050-018 Porto, Portugal
DOP is a restaurant that wants to be a reference to the most discerning diners, with a signature cuisine based on the traditional Portuguese flavors that chef Rui Paula recreates with some international character. DOP | Largo de São Domingos 18,...
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R. Cel. Raúl Peres 25, 4150-196 Porto, Portugal
Shis is a place of excellence designed by Paulo Lobo that totally achieved to extend from the outside the beauty of the sea, combined with the cosmopolitanism of the ambience created by the neutral colors and natural materials. Shis | Praia do...
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Av. da Boavista 971, 4100-112 Porto, Portugal
Por Vocação is a Porto menswear store with a selection of pieces from well-known international designers such as Paul Smith, Acne or Raf Simons, as well as great quality accessories, sunglasses and always great scents. Por Vocação | Avenida da...
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R. da Galeria de Paris 20, 4050-182 Porto, Portugal
Who said that traditional shopping is disappearing? More traditional than A Vida Portuguesa is hard to find and however it turns out to be cool selling old Portuguese items in a remarkably traditional downtown location. A Vida Portuguesa | Rua...
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R. do Ten. Valadim 146, 4100-476 Porto, Portugal
Casinha Boutique Café is a mix of charming restaurant, coffeehouse, bar, lounge and boutique of traditional portuguese products, placed in a nice nineteen century building very well recovered keeping its original design. Casinha Boutique Café |...
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R. da Galeria de Paris 85, 4050-151 Porto, Portugal
Casa do Livro is a fantastic space where once was a famous downtown bookstore, that now is a pleasant wine and jazz bar, with live music and Dj’s, having a special atmosphere to share a casual evening with friends. Casa do Livro | Rua Galeria de ...
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Rua do Padrão 100, 4150-557 Porto, Portugal
Besides an excelent gourmet shop well knowned in town, Cafeína Wine & Tapas is a pleasent wine bar, ideal for an after-work with several tapas and a carefully made wine selection. Cafeína Wine & Tapas | Rua do Padrão 152, Porto | +351 226 180 602
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Rua do Padrão 100, 4150-557 Porto, Portugal
In the Foz district, a privileged district that attracts several innovative spots and a more urban clientele, there is a restaurant that shows the coolest side of Porto: Cafeína. Inside a restored house of the early twentieth century, you will...
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Porto, Portugal
You are both in one of the busiest streets of Porto’s night out, and getting inside you find yourself in a scenario close to the bohemian Parisian life of the 20's: after all you are in Era Uma Vez Em Paris (“Once Upon a Time In Paris”). This...
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R. do Ouro 797, 4150 Porto, Portugal
Restaurant Casa d’Oro is the ideal spot for, especially in summer, make the most of its terrace joining a great late lunch with a overwhelming view, feeling like navigating over the river. In a nice building almost whole glazed, literally placed...
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Rua da Fábrica 27, 4000-196 Porto, Portugal
Looks like we're in Berlin, or in any other cosmopolitan city where here and there pops up innovative alternative spots that reflect the less mainstream local culture, with connection to the arts and much closer to the people, locals and visitors....
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Porto, Portugal
The Foz district is increasingly attractive with the opening of places that urge us to go out and want to stay. That's the case of Bar Tolo, a restaurant in the form of a modern Petisqueira where we can enjoy the most typical and authentic...
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Porto, Portugal
It keeps on poping up interesting projects in town. Baixaria is one of those, a bar that leaves no one indifferent with the phrases like insults on a large blackboard on the wall. But this is just the first impression of this space you will find....
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Praça D. Filipa de Lencastre 62, 4050-259 Porto, Portugal
Book Restaurant (which is next door to Infante Sagres hotel) is designed as a library as well and reflects the connection between literature and gastronomy in a very contemporary way. The architect is Pedro Trindade and the chef is John Mendes...
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Av. da Boavista 1277, 4100-130 Porto, Portugal
Try it and you’ll immediatly get the impression that Góshò (‘imperial palace’) is one of the top spots among the Japanese restaurants in Portugal. It is turning itself as an excellent reference for those who love fusion cuisine and Japanese ‘tapas...
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R. de Sampaio Bruno 11, 4000-196 Porto, Portugal
Feast your eyes upon the Francesinha. What is in this curious looking sandwich, you ask? Heaven. Sausage. Cheese. Port wine. Onions. And a bit more heaven. If you visit Porto - and why wouldn't you visit the home of Port wine - you'll come to know...
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R. da Galeria de Paris 67, 4050-284 Porto, Portugal
A cute restaurant in one of the nicest streets in Porto, Rua da Galeria de Paris, named after the street. The restaurant is quite low key, buffet style. You just need to grab a plate and choose your dish from a selection over the counter....
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R. de Cândido dos Reis 18, 4050-151 Porto, Portugal
It’s a Club, it’s a Café, it’s located in the Clérigos neighbourhood, and thats why its called Clube 3C. But it’s also a cool relaxed restaurant that after midnight, like a Cinderella, becomes a lively bar, ideal to get into the night among great...
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R. de Serralves 124, 4150-262 Porto, Portugal
Here's a cool idea I like and would like to see all over the city: to use the terraces on the top of high buildings to create modern spaces great to relax outside enjoying the warmer weather. On the 15th floor of Ipanama Park, the hotel pool turns...
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Largo São Domingos 69, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
Joana, Teresa and Sofia, three friends who walked across the country in search of the best suppliers of top national delicacies, including wine, cheese and sausages (among others), bring them together now at our disposal in a space that is a mix...
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Tv. de Cedofeita 24, 4050-157 Porto, Portugal
It’s in a narrow building of a narrow street nearby the trendiest district to go out in Porto, that we find RUA (“street”), a restaurant/bar that serves mostly tapas and snacks from the middle of the afternoon on, having a mood changing from a...
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Rua de Côrte Real 289, 4150 Porto, Portugal
Portarossa is a fantastic pizzeria situated in one of the most emblematic districts of Porto, Foz, combining modern Mediterranean inspirations, with the 30s and the cool atmosphere of Little Italy in NYC. The entrance is through a portentous red...
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rua de agramonte ,nº222, 4150-031 Porto, Portugal
Mercado do Bom Sucesso is an authentic gourmet spot , with a trendy and urban atmosphere that invites for relaxation and tasting at any time of day. Here’s some suggestions and references that justify a visit: take a coffee with a crispy ‘pastel...
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Largo Mercado, 5425 Vidago, Portugal
The highlight of my trip to Porto is to discover the market, Mercado do Bolhao which is situated in the heart of the city. Built in 1914, it is pretty rundown but well-maintained in a two level opened air building. It looks like a place counting...
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Passeio das Virtudes 33, 4050-629 Porto, Portugal
Proudly perched over one of the most privileged and inspiring sites in town, the ‘passeio das Virtudes’, there is a welcoming spot that preserves traditions, with a family atmosphere that complements perfectly the stunning views. I’m refering to...
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Praça dos Poveiros 33, 4000-393 Porto, Portugal
It's well known that portuguese can cook every little tiny bit of pork, except the hoofs, in a thousand ways and always creating wondeful flavours. Buraquinho is a small restaurant, where everybody is very friendly, and always trying to please....
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Rua de Entreparedes 6, 4000-100 Porto, Portugal
This will take you to the next level of food porn! Cachorrinho is a simple sandwich made by simple people to food lovers. A custom made baguette, fresh sausage spicy patê, linguiça (a kind of thin chouriço) and cheese. You' ll have to ask for a...
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424, Rua de Rodrigues Sampaio 156, 4000-114 Porto, Portugal
Modern and cosmopolitan, Restaurante Coma exhales a fresh and positive attitude, with a strong personality that invite us to really enjoy our meal with friends and cheerful chating. A former fabric store led to a renovated space with a moder decor...
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Rua de S. Victor 148, 4300 Porto, Portugal
It's definitely out of the beaten track, but this place clearly deserves a stop to try "tripas enfarinhadas". This "petisco" it's always part of a big meal, but in Catitas is the star of the show. Pork tripes stuffed with corn flour, deep fried...
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Rua de Trás 12, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Codfish rolls, aka "iscas de bacalhau", are a local dish, often served with stewed rice and beans. It's, also, very common to have it as a snack on local bars, together with a small glass of wine. At Adega Leandro you can taste this simple treat...
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Largo São Domingos 69, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
Portuguese cheeses are underrated, although there's some winning big awards the last few years. At Taberna do Largo you can have a top notch cheese platter, that will blow out your senses! Mestiço, Sheep and Chocadinho are three kinds of cheese...
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4050-507 Miragaia, Portugal
Grilled sardines are one of the most famous dishes in Portugal. Commonly associated with the popular saints parties (Festas dos Santos Populares), they used to be an affordable dish, but nowadays very expensive for Portuguese standards. The...
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R. de Sá de Noronha 137, 4050-190 Porto, Portugal
Francesinha is a matter of endless discussions. This amazing sandwich is more than that, it's culture; it awakens the gourmand in you. Ingredients: fresh sausage, smoked sausage, steak, baloney, cheese, bread and spicy sauce. Some will came with a...
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Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 47, 4050-293 Porto, Portugal
You can find the french eclairs in every "pastelaria" or "confeitaria" in Porto. It's very common, and they still use the french name, eclair, and you can have also the version without chocolat, "tíbia" it's the name. Leitaria da Quinta do Paço,...
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Rua da Picaria 26, 4050-477 Porto, Portugal
There's nothing so simple as this salad. Salted codfish, onion, chickpeas and olive oil, mixed together an that's it. The quality of the ingredients can turn it into something amazing. In Badalhoca you can have it and be dazzled. Now for the...
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R. das Flores 110, 4000-030 Porto, Portugal
In a city known for its port, I diverted from the norm and went in search of craft beer. I stumbled upon Mercearia Das Flores and it could not have been a better surprise! It was small, offering only a few seats, but what it lacked in space was...
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R. do Cativo 14, 4000-098 Porto, Portugal
At this place authenticity is full proof. Alfredo is the family's patriarch that gave his name to the beautiful blue and white Tasca, a tiny F.C. Porto micro museum. Although he looks more than eighty he still attends the bar. On the walls you can...
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R. Estreita de Lóios 7, 4000 Porto, Portugal
It was raining cats and dogs when me and my boyfriend were getting lost in the small alleys of Porto when we stumbled upon this small bar. The owner Fernando invited us in, made us a meat sandwich and brought us wine and guitar for my boyfriend to...
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R. de Cândido dos Reis 70, 4050-151 Porto, Portugal
When it heats up in Porto, Portugal, the last thing you want is a glass of the town’s rich namesake port. That’s why The Gin Club is such a savior. From the mirror-backed bar, you can cool off with one of more than 150 gins and an impressive array...
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R. de Sá de Noronha 137, 4050-190 Porto, Portugal
Porto's calorie-laden specialty may have been patterned after a French croque monsieuer, but really belongs in its own food group. The Francesinha is a deliciously sinful must-try here, best enjoyed with a side of hand-cut fries and a cool beer....
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Praça do Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro 293, 4350 Porto, Portugal
Quinta do Portal is a Portuguese and independent family company that has embraced with passion the concept of Boutique Winery, and is dedicated to the production of DOC Douro wines, premium quality Port wines and Muscat. The family MansilhaBranco,...
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Tv. dos Congregados 11, 4000-114 Porto, Portugal
The 162 year old restaurant, one of the firsts in downtown Porto. Still ran by the Dourado family, it is the place to try one of the most exquisite sandwiches in Porto: Terylene sandwich. A double decked sandwich with roasted pork loin and smoked...
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Rua das Taipas 121, 4050-598 Porto, Portugal
It should be mandatory to visit this place if you wish to fully understand Portuguese gastronomy. Why? Might you ask? Easy, because in this small, family run restaurant you will be able to sample unique items from Northern Portugal’s gastronomy....
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Rua da Estação 216, 4300-215 Porto, Portugal
If you ask anyone in town where you can eat the best fried octopus fillets, the answer will be: Casa Aleixo! Facing Campanhã train Station, you can’t miss it, and you shouldn’t! Founded by a gentleman from Galicia, it was later bought by Ramiro...
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R. do Ouro 223, 4150-425 Porto, Portugal
The actual name of the place is Adega Rio Douro (since it’s facing the river) but everyone knows it by Tasca da Piedade, named after the owner Mrs. Piedade. It’s also known for having “fado vadio” - traditional Portuguese music, here sang by...
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Located close to the town hall, it’s known as the “Casa das Bifanas” (Bifana house) ever since it opened in 1978. In the menu you can find a lot of Porto’s and Portugal’s delicacies, but you have to try the house specialty: Bifana. It’s a pork...
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Rua da Alegria 394, 4000-035 Porto, Portugal
Located in Alegria Street this place started as a “Tasca” – Small eatery, which later became a restaurant. Casa Nanda is a place that holds some of the oldest gastronomical traditions of Porto. Chef Fernanda, whose nickname hangs above the door is...
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62, Rua dos Caldeireiros, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Mr. Armando and Mrs. Francisca run one of the hidden gems of Porto’s gastronomy - the Adega Vila Meã. The restaurant is located close to the São Bento train station, and inside you can sample Portugal’s bold flavors, from codfish to roasted veal...
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Largo São Domingos 69, 4050-265 Porto, Portugal
It is a fairly recent place, opened in February 2013, located close to Ribeira, in Largo São Domingos. This restaurant aims to bring to Porto a little bit of each region of Portugal. Focusing on small scale producers and in working directly with...
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This small family run restaurant is located next to one of the most scenic views in Porto, at Passeio das Virtudes, and is owned by Mr. Vitor and Mrs. Hermínia. Everyone is welcomed as part of the family and the food comes from the heart. Stewed...
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R. das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugal
A blend of neo-Gothic and art nouveau, the enchanting Livraria Lello bookshop dates to 1906 and is rumored to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts in Harry Potter
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Ó! Galeria is a small space crowded with sketches from Porto illustrators. They hang on the walls, dangle from clothing hangers, with notes about them jotted on yellow Post-Its. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
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Eat with art at newcomer Frida, where Porto’s creative set dines on Frida Kahlo’s favorite dishes, including poblano chile en nogada and mole over duck, made by a Mexican-Portuguese husband-and-wife team. The walls are, fittingly, adorned with art...
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Handsomely situated overlooking the Iberian Peninsula’s Duoro River in Porto, right across the Ponte Luis, is the port wine cellar of Burmester that was started by Henry Burmester and John Nash-- a family with German roots --in 1780. The...
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Cais da Estiva 91, 4050-603 Porto, Portugal
After a long morning of wandering through the tiled facades and busy city hills of Porto, a stroll along the shops and cafes on the banks of Rio Douro refreshes the soul - particularly on a cool day when light unobstructed winds breeze up from the...