• Portugal Travel Guide

Visiting Portugal

Lisbon and Porto (known as Oporto in English) are the two largest cities in Portugal. Porto is one of the major urban areas of Southwestern Europe. There are endless places to visit in Portugal, from the coast to the Spanish border and the wonderful Azore Islands and Madeira.  Don’t worry if you don’t speak Portuguese, the local people are friendly and many know some English.

Monte de Quinta

Online source for cottage rentals in southern Portugal.

Apartado 117, Castro Verde 7780
Alentejo, Southern Portugal
Tel: 00351 286322001 / 00351 964867272

Portuguese Language and Culture

Maria Languages

Learn conversational Portuguese and Spanish. Maria’s online language lessons and courses are convenient and effective.

The Portuguese – A Modern History

Veteran journalist Barry Hatton, whose home is in Portugal, shines an illuminating light on this overlooked and enigmatic corner of Europe.

“Affection for and sober views of his subject impart a geniality and balance to his account of the development of the Portuguese nation, and his book itself answers the need for a good general history for lay readers.” Brad Hooper, Booklist

“…this book, a mixture of history, tour guide, and national character analysis, is clearly a labor of love.”
ForeWord Reviews

Private Tours

For customized private tours: contact   Tours by Jorge 011-351-918-623-132

If you visit Portugal, here are some photos to give inspiration and if you have time, visit the Algarve, Tras os Montes, Oporto (make time for the boat ride on the Douro through the locks) and everywhere in between.

Resources and Links

LisbonPortuguese Culture:


A wonderful store carrying many Portuguese treasures.

140 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Tel: 508-487-5603

Exquisite and Unique Wooden Tableware of bird’s eye, burl, and quilted Canadian wood.

Table Art by Moe and Ann Thibeault

Exquisite and Unique Wooden Tableware of bird’s eye, burl, and quilted Canadian wood.

#31-3640 Trans Canada Hwy
Cobble Hill, BC, Canada V0R 1L7
Email:  thibeaultstable@shaw.com
Telephone:  250-701-2785

Catering Delight

O Senhor Ramos- John Ramos and Son, Inc. Tel_617-645-1199 osenhorramos@rcn.com

Fado Night

Find fado music venues in the US. Restaurants and other venues featuring Portuguese fado music events, fado nights (noite de fado) or concerts in the US and Canada. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California, Kansas … Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga and more.


A great resource for finding Portuguese restaurants and market resources.


Amaral’s Linguiça & Chourico

KaleGreat online source for Portuguese sausage: chourico, linguica and more.

The Sausage Maker, Inc

Ships from New York
Tel: 716-824-5814

Luso Food service

Online Portuguese market based in New Bedford, MA. A great source for Portuguese ingredients and cooking utensils.

Portugalia Marketplace

South shore’s phenomenal source for Portuguese wines, octopus, sausages, clay cooking vessels, kale cutters, salt cod and more is now taking online orders.

489 Bedford Street
Fall River, MA
Tel: 508-617-9820


Featuring Award winning Hot Sauces, Creeping Quag 2008, Golden Chile Winner, 2008 and more- check out the newest sauce today and join their Sauce of the Month club.

Fish cleaning at the open market

Book: The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal

Read about the vibrant Bolhão market and the travels and discoveries of Gabriella Opaz and Sonia Nolasco in their first book. Find out more about the food stories and traditions of Portugal on the book’s website.

Tours by Jorge:   011-351-918-623-132     Great private, customized tour company

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