Culture

Nuno Santiago & Evelina Oliveira – Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

By | September 18, 2014 at 9:57 am | No comments

A double exhibition, featuring two superb Portuguese modern artists, mark the opening of the autumn art season at Galeria São Mamede in Lisbon. Abstract expressionist Nuno Santiago and surrealist Evelina Oliveira present new works expressing individual interpretations into their memories and soul. The works remain on display at the gallery through 14 October.

Events

Queer Lisboa 18 – Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 19-27 September 2014

By | September 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Queer Lisboa, Portugal’s oldest gay film festival, is back for its 18th edition. More than 135 feature length and short films from 38 countries will unspool during the 12-day event. Queer Lisboa 18 runs from 19 to 27 September.

Dining

Cantinho do Avillez Porto – Portuguese Cuisine of José Avillez in the North

By | September 9, 2014 at 9:47 am | No comments

Fans of José Avillez in northern Portugal have very good reason to celebrate! The superstar chef, with no less than five restaurants in the trendy Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, has opened his first location in Porto. Cantinho do Avillez-Porto…

Night Life

Bar Foxtrot – Drinks, Art Deco & Jazz in Lisbon

By | August 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm | No comments

Tired of trendsters, dance music and laser lights? In Lisbon, step back in time to when the joint was jumpin’ with jazz. Dudes were “dapper”, and babes were all “dolled up”. Experience a vintage bar seemingly stuck in the Roaring 20’s of last century.

Hotels

Evolutee Hotel at Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort

By | September 8, 2014 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort has a lot to celebrate. the luxury resort has a world-class hotel. The five-star Evolutee Hotel with spa, conference rooms and Philippe Stark design, is a perfect getaway for weekend retreats or longer-term relaxation.

Daytime

Herdade dos Grous – Take Part in the Grape Harvest

By | August 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm | No comments

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or someone who enjoys the thrill of new experiences, you’ll be delighted to participate in the grape harvest weekdays in September at Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo.

Fashion

ModaLisboa Legacy, 10-12 October – SAVE-THE-DATE

By | July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am | No comments

Summer 2014 is not yet over, and already fashionistas are preparing for Summer 2015! ModaLisboa Legacy, showcasing Spring/Summer 2015 fashions from top Portuguese designers is set for 10-12 October. Save these dates in your calendar.

Shopping

COS Opens on Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon

By | September 12, 2014 at 10:49 am | No comments

COS is now on Lisbon’s luxury street of fashion. People who know a thing or two about retail and shopping know that COS is the acronym for “Collection of Style”. They also know it’s the upscale offshoot of the extremely popular…

Cool Things

“The Pool” at Centro Colombo in Lisbon, through 9 November

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am | No comments

Go ahead. Jump into “The Pool”! This art installation requires your participation. “The Pool”, by American artist Jen Lewin is an innovative public art sculpture creating swirling light and color. Users step, skip, and jump across concentric rings…

Central Portugal

Livraria de Santiago – Historic Church Reborn as Modern Bookstore in Óbidos

By | April 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm | No comments

In recent years, the church was abandoned and fell into ruin. Yet, literary champions from popular bookstore Ler Devagar in Lisbon recognized potential in the structure. They corralled support from the European investors to the tune of €300,000…