The Best Co-Working Spaces in Porto

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Porto is fast becoming a hub for startups, digital nomads, remote workers, and all other types of freelancers, and there are some seriously great co-working spaces in the city centre and in nearby Matosinhos. Although Porto is much smaller than Lisbon, it’s less crowded and more affordable than the Portuguese capital. If you’re looking for a place … Read more

The Hipster Guide to Porto

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Everyone goes to Lisbon. It’s the capital, it’s bigger, and that’s where the majority of the flights go to. Well, not everyone. Hipsters, of course, go to Portugal’s second city: Porto. Porto is an equally, if not more, beautiful city with plenty of things to see and do. Everywhere you turn in Porto, there’s something … Read more

The Gay Travel Guide to Porto

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Although most people head to Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, Porto is equally deserving of your time. It’s incredibly quaint and picturesque, it inspired Harry Potter, and it’s where Portugal’s delicious dessert wine, Port, is made. You might not be a fan of Port wine just yet, but don’t worry: you’ll get to try a lot … Read more

Finding Long Term Accommodation in Porto

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Portugal’s second city, Porto, is quickly growing as popular as its first. More and more people are moving to Porto for work, university, as digital nomads, or to join Porto’s growing startup scene. Finding accommodation in any city can be challenging, and Porto is no different. It’s a little easier than Lisbon, which is facing … Read more

Anthony Bourdain Visits Porto in “Parts Unknown”

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Update: Sadly, Anthony Bourdain took his own life in June 2018 while filming his Parts Unknown TV show in France. Bourdain filmed episodes of his show in Lisbon, Porto, and the Azores, and probably played a part in putting Portugal on many international travellers’ itineraries. Anthony Bourdain recently returned to Porto as part of his … Read more

6 Hotels Nearest to Porto Airport

Although Porto’s metro system connects with Porto City Centre, sometimes it’s just easier to book an airport hotel. There are several hotels near Porto Airport. Many of these are within walking distance of the terminal so there’s no need for an airport shuttle.  Note: Porto Airport (full name: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is in Maia, … Read more

Review: Porto Airport ANA Lounge

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Porto Airport (full name: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is a fairly small, international airport but nowhere near as busy as Lisbon Airport. There are usually a few empty seats in the departure lounge and, unlike other airports, it usually doesn’t feel too hectic. Still, even if the airport isn’t too busy, it’s still nice to get away from … Read more

Review: Gallery Hostel, Porto

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Address: Gallery Hostel, Rua de Miguel Bombarda 222, 4050-377 Porto, Portugal I’ve stayed in many hostels over the years, and these days I’m at the age where I tend to stay in hotels more. Porto’s Gallery hostel isn’t your typical hostel, though. It’s more of an affordable boutique hotel with hostel features like a shared kitchen. Considering Gallery … Read more

Did J.K. Rowling Write Harry Potter in Porto?

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I spent a lot of time in Edinburgh, a place that’s so closely linked with the creation of Harry Potter that it’s part of the fabric. Everyone in the city knows that a young single mum named Joanne Rowling used to spend her days writing in what is now the Elephant House café. Well, actually, some … Read more