Our visit to Porto, Portugal was a quick one (less than 48 hours) but filled with inspiration. Here I'm sharing a few of my favorite shots as well as my recommendations on where to stay, eat, drink, and shop.
My Favorite Spots:
The location is ideal as it's centrally located and we were able to walk around and get a sense of the city even on such a short trip. They also have great coffee which is a big plus when fighting jet lag. We loved our rooms, as well as the outdoor garden.
To Eat + Drink:
Cantinho do Avillez - We loved our waiter, who was quite funny and charming, as well as the food. Highlights included the roasted octopus and veal risotto.
Rui Paula DOP - This was a treat! While you can't see much of the menu online everything was delicious. The highlight may have been the dessert my Dad got which came on a plate covered with a glass dome filled with smoke. The presentation here was part of the meal experience.
We also liked the restaurant right next to our hotel for a glass of wine as well as a little wine bar right down the street (the name I've unfortunately forgotten).
We walked over the bridge to walk around and taste some port. While I'm not a big fan of port, it was interesting to try some of the different varieties that they had.
I didn't have much time for shopping, but my favorite spot in Porto and Lisbon was A Vida Portuguesa.