obidos chocolate festival

Oppidum Ginja de Óbidos – Drink a Ginja, Eat the Cup

Ginja are funny little fruit. They look like cherries. They grow on trees like cherries. They have pits like cherries. But, ginja are much more sour than cherries. This bitterness really makes the fruit almost inedible. Yet, today, a liquor produced using this fruit is a traditional favorite among Portuguese. And, the makers of Oppidum Ginga de Óbidos have helped create a national obsession.
Jars of Sunlight

Carbon Zero Catalog – Shop & Save the Planet at the Same Time

Portugal Confidential attended a hip little dinner party last night. Out on the terrace were these very cool glowing “lanterns”. Upon closer inspection, we learned they were actually clever little jars engineered with solar panels and LED lights. Portugal Confidential was very impressed. That’s when a guest spoke up and introduced the Carbon Zero Online shop and Catalog.
storytailors lisbon lisboa designers

StoryTailors – Lisbon Fashion for the Inspired

These pieces are only reproduced if ordered, and are only made in the the workshop, generally made to measure. The design of the pieces of each collection is associated to a specific character in each story, that allows the pieces to survive the seasons they were created in--becoming timeless.