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 Living in Portugal

Expatriate Articles and Key Resources

Immersion travel in Porto City, Portugal
Photo by Lies Ouwerkerk of a view of Porto in Going Local in Portugal.

Featured Articles on Portugal
Eating and Drinking with Lisbon’s Passionate Foodies by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Going Local in Porto, Portugal by Lies Ouwerkerk
Eating Well in Lisbon by Beebe Bahrami
The Port Wines of the Douro Valley in Portugal by Lucia Byttebier
Portuguese Wines Beyond Port by Beebe Bahrami
The Real Portugal: Experience Tradition and Preserve the Countryside with Historic Homestays by Volker Poelzl

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for Portugal

Expat Arrivals Portugal has consolidated information useful to initiate the prospective expat.

Expat Focus provides information and resources for expatriates for a large number of countries, including Portugal. The website also host forums and blogs for expats. is a blog that provides articles and information useful for expats and people considering a move to Portugal, including advice about obtaining visas. The site also has an article that discusses it as a hot digital nomad destination with the new digital nomad visa.

Numbeo: Portugal is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.

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 Recommended Reading on Portugal
Starting a New Life in Portugal: The Ultimate Relocating Guide for Nomads
The Rough Guide to Portugal by Rough Guides
Lonely Planet Portugal 
Rick Steves Portugal by Rick Steves
Portugal DK Eyewitness Guide

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Travel Information for Portugal

Visit Portugal is the official Portuguese tourism website.

Lonely Planet: Portugal Travel Guide makes it easy for travelers to deal with the daily challenges independent travelers face: how to get around, where to stay, where to eat, and much more.

Rough Guides: Where to Go in Portugal describes various attractions and destinations, while also providing practical travel tips about transportation, safety, and other travel essentials.


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