Porto, Portugal

August 9, 2023

We had a wonderful time visiting Porto. Here’s a quick recap of how we spent two days there!

Infante Sagres – I loved our stay here. It’s a beautiful, historic hotel with updated, chic interiors. The lobby alone is basically what I want my own home to look like and the rooms, however small, featured charming printed upholstery and wallpaper that my interior design loving heart was so happy to see. We booked through Amex, which meant we had a credit to use at the hotel restaurant. We ate there one night after a port wine tasting (aka, we were a little tired!) and the food was great and exactly what we needed. The sardine toast was deeeelish! It’s located in a walkable area next to lots of shopping and restaurants which of course is always a plus.

The highlight of our time in Porto was spent at Parque de Serralves. It’s a large park full of art exhibits. You have to buy tickets, but it’s totally worth it. It was one of the most unique ways I’ve ever seen art displayed. A must in my book!
We took a 15 minute cab ride over to Vila Nova de Gaia where all of the port houses are located. We were able to walk into Kopke for a tasting. Since port is a bit heavier than regular wine, and definitely sweeter, aaaand higher in alcohol- we decided one tasting was good for us. It was fun and interesting to learn about the different varieties and ways each one is made.

My husband was able to snag a reservation at Euskalduna. It’s a Michelin starred restaurant and genuinely one of the best tasting meals we’ve both ever experienced. Each course is a surprise and they were all incredible. Highly recommend!