Food Tours & Other Foodie Experiences in Porto

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Porto is home to some of the best food in Portugal and if you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to sample as many of its culinary creations before you leave. There’s so much to try! There’s the francesinha, the Porto bifana, the eclair, and Porto’s traditional dish: tripe (this isn’t for everyone!).  What’s the best … Read more

Interview: From Berlin to Porto – David McNeill of Expat Empire

David McNeill is the owner of Expat Empire, a website that helps you in the process of moving abroad and which he runs from Porto. But although he’s based in Portugal now, this wasn’t where he initially thought he’d end up.  James: Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you ended up in … Read more

Porto Airport (Guide)

Porto International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is the regional airport for Porto, Northern Portugal, and even the best airport for parts of Northern Spain. As well as flights to other destinations in Portugal like Faro (in the Algarve), Lisbon, Madeira, and The Azores, Porto offers international flights to many cities in Europe and, increasingly, … Read more

What it’s Like to Live in Porto… Should You Move Here?

Portugal’s second city has long been overlooked by expats interested in moving to Portugal but, as rental and purchase prices continue to rise in Lisbon, more and more people are seeing the appeal of Porto. It isn’t just cheaper accommodation costs and an overall lower cost of living that make Porto appealing, however. Porto is … Read more

Airport Transfers at Porto Airport

You’re heading to Porto or somewhere nearby and you’re wondering how you get from the airport to your destination.  An airport transfer is definitely one of the easiest ways to get there. It’s much less hassle than hiring a car or taking public transport. It also means that you’ll get to your accommodation a lot … Read more

4 Great Hotels for Families in Porto

Finding hotels that are great for families isn’t easy, and that can definitely feel like the case in Porto. Porto’s accommodation, like so many other cities, feels like it was setup to cater for couples or, in the case of all the hostels, young, single travellers. For families, it can be hard to know where … Read more

Francesinha: Masterpiece or Monstrosity? + The Best Francesinhas in Porto


The Francesinha is one of most unique Portuguese dishes, and people either love it or hate it. In Porto, people are immensely proud of their famous sandwich. Any discussion of where to get the best francesinha in Porto can open a intensely heated debate as everyone has their favourite place (see the suggestions below). Made from … Read more

Meetups, Clubs, & Societies: How to make friends in Porto

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More and more people are moving to Porto, and it’s now easier than ever to meet new people and make friends there. That isn’t to say it’s completely easy, though. Moving anywhere is hard and, although Porto is attracting more and more internationals as well as people from other parts of Portugal, the numbers of … Read more

Cost of Living in Porto: The Breakdown


Porto is one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities, and some would say its most beautiful. Although smaller than Lisbon, it has plenty of great bars, restaurants, shops, and cafés. Most importantly, the cost of living in Porto is much more affordable than Lisbon particularly when it comes to rental and property prices. Porto’s proximity to … Read more