A Chat with the Artist: Valdemar Dória

Caravan as exhibited at Ordem dos Avogados  view map, January 2015 in January 2015, Ordem dos Avogados hosted a dozen recent paintings and drawings by Valdemar Doria, a São Tomé artist who has called Lisbon home on and off for over 20 years. We visited the show and chatted with the artist to ask about his…

Google Indoors: See Inside Buildings

The giant all-seeing-eye now sees inside 49 of Portugal's buildings. Here's a sampling (click on the building to activate): O gigante olho que  vê tudo agora vê dentro de 49 de edifícios de Portugal. Aqui está uma amostra (clique no edifício para ativar):   Lisboa Gulbenkian Museu da Marinha Rossio El Corte Inglés Santa Apolónia Sintra Parque e Palácio de Monserrate…

Classy martinis in Santos, Lisboa

Martinis and Flair

Matiz Pombalina €€€ Rua Trinas 25, 1200-855, Santos 214 04 3703 www.matiz-pombalina.pt This little gem of a bar serves one of the best martinis in the entire country, every time, and has a rotating collection of gins but also carries all the classics that old-schoolers prefer. Matiz Pombalina, run by Carlos, sits in a meticulously…

Markets at a Glance

Lisbon is a market town. On the weekends, it's common to see folding-table vendors popping up in just about every public space to hock their hand-crafted hard and soft goods alike. One is held on Saturdays and Sundays under the arches at Praça Comércio and includes about 30 different vendors. It’s one of the smallest…