Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Top 7 Porto Picks

A couple months ago I went on a little weekend getaway to Porto where I explored the narrowed streets, unraveling endless history and tasty flavors. Despite my short stay, I found some pretty awesome gems worth checking out next time you visit Oporto.

1) Port and Duoro Wine and Appetizer: Taberna do Largo; this place has a great selection of port and Douro wines and cheese/charcuterie platters. They have a happy hour as well Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 where you order a drink and get two snacks (usually something involving cheese or cured meat).

2) Getting your coffee fix: The Coffee Room; if you're a coffee lover, this is the place to go! Delicious, quality coffee- latte art included!

3) Cheap Eats: A Sandeira do Porto; My friend and I tried this sandwich joint out just after landing and settling down into our apartment and man this was a gem! Not only was it delicious and super close to where we were staying, it was delicious and ridiculously cheap! I had the mango, brie, and prosciutto sandwich and a glass of Douro wine which were both very delicious and only  6.20 about a bargain!

4) Souvenir shop: La Vida Portugesa and O Galo; both of these shops sell traditional Portuguese souvenirs including ceramics, textiles, and bath products that are perfect souvenirs to send back home.

5) Off the Beaten Path Foodie: Taste of Porto Food Tours; I talk about this amazing food tour in a separate blog post, but I could not recommend this tour more. The local guides really know what they are talking about and their love/passion for their city really does shine through. The tours take you on a historical and gastronomic journey to businesses you wouldn't have even thought about going before which made it super special!

6) Insta-worthy Food: Brick Clergicos; right next to the Clergico Tower, this spot has simple, but deliciously creative dishes such as quesadillas, salads, and toasts. I had an avocado toast with mango and raspberries- amazing!

7) Afternoon Hangout Spot: Aduela Bar; this is a bar a lot of young people hangout in and the wine/sangria is only 2€ and the mojitos 3€! It's very eclectic but cozy and a perfect place to sip on some booze after a long day of walking/touristing!

1 comment:

  1. If you're looking for a venue for a small event in this area, you may want to stop by and check it out. The staff at event space is very friendly and the food is great. We preferred this place because they are all-inclusive, so you don't have to worry about chairs and catering because it's all part of the package.