Atlas Lisboa’s mission: We are not your typical online guide to the city. In a town increasingly run on hype, as Lisbon now is, we like to separate the excellent from the merely loud and well-funded.
We’ve built our platform from our explorations of Lisbon’s hidden charms and unspoiled places. We started as a blog, and have expanded to do restaurant and bar reviews, event listings and news — all run and written by people who call this country home.
Along the way, we continue meeting people who are true originals in the areas of art, design, literature, gastronomy, sport, commerce, and, yes, even fortune-telling. This is a chronicle of these people and places and your link to them.
If you want to reach expats, immigrants, smart travelers, and English-speaking Portuguese, contact us. They all know us.
Who We Are
Ellis Dixon is a rock climber and karaoke expert from Memphis and New York City. In 2012, she came to Lisbon and fell in love with the light, the saudade, the sandwiches, and the people. She felt compelled to write about it all.
Eden Flaherty managed to escape the clutches of the British Isles and make his way to Lisbon, where he can be found trudging the streets of the city.
David Soares has been meaning to leave Lisbon for a while. In the meantime, he writes about it.
Ted is an Irishman living in Lisboa. He likes bikes, cameras, and cool stuff in general. He can usually be found in any of the craft beer spots around town or out for a ride on his bike. Just look for a weird beard and that’ll likely be him.
Tiago D’Herbe is an alien on earth who landed in Lisbon to deal with computers.
Aleksandra Stokowiec first came to Lisbon just to complete the research for her final dissertation but then found it impossible to leave. Originally from Gdańsk, she swapped the cold blue sea for the turquoise ocean and so now spends her days mastering Portuguese, dancing Lindy Hop and writing. Even though professional at taking naps, she would never say “no” to abatanado.
Meghan Stephens is into hip-hop, live music, and supporting other women. She is equally invigorated by both the color palette and the local music scene in Lisbon.
Emily D’Silva is an artist, writer, and musician from London. After living for two years in Berlin, she is now based in Lisbon and continues to travel, adding more chapters to the story of her life (cliché but true).
Paul Alfonso Soto is an adventurer, writer, and basketballer who now calls Portugal home. Originally from Venezuela, Paul grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and is getting used to the coastal breeze. You can catch him at a pick-up game at Parque das Mamas, in a speedo in Costa da Caparica, or at home, watching The Godfather Part II on his laptop.