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5 Best Markets near Porto

People who visit Portugal cannot leave without trying our amazing food, that’s only amazing because of our fresh and quality products. If you want to find out where you can buy and eat the freshest products near Porto, stay tuned because Beatriz Maia went to find them out for you. Take a look: Bolhão Market Even before Yours Porto existed, Amorim family already bought their products at Bolhão Market. And why? Because there you can find the freshest products and with the most diversity in the city. Is without any doubt one of the 5 Best Markets near Porto. Divided in 4 sections: fish, butcher, florist and fruits, the most iconic market in the city is the place where farmers and producers get together to sell their best and freshest products. Everyone who enters can’t unnoticed the characteristic sound of the sellers loudly screaming who has the best and freshest fish, trying to call the clients attention to their bench. Some say that’s the truth spirit of Porto. And why Bolhão, you ask: back in 1839, when the land was bought to create the future market, there was a huge air bubble forming at the local and so, the owners […]

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5 Best Sights of Porto

Do you want to know which are the 5 Best Sights of Porto, take a look at what Beatriz Maia found out: YOURS BISTRÔ If you want to taste traditional Portuguese food with good wine and an exterior esplanade, choose Yours Bistrô because is one of the 5 Best Sights of Porto. Is also known for being one of the best Restaurants in Porto and for having one of the best sights over Porto. With a sunny terrace, YOURS Bistrô is the place to be if you want to cherish some quality time amongst your family and friends. Their specialty is “Tajine”, a delicious fusion between Mediterranean food and traditional Portuguese flavors. You should definitely try it. That privileged sight makes Yours Bistrô one of the 5 Best Sights of Porto. Yours Bistro has the perfect location: in the heart of the city. Is located in Rua dos Caldeireiros 135, Porto. Open Days:  everyday from 8:30am until 4pm. From Wednesday until Saturday from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. Sunday open from 8:30 am until 11am.  Check here. PASSEIO DAS VIRTUDES Passeio das Virtudes is one of the most romantic places in Porto, with a sight that even makes the coldest ones fall in love. Is known to be one of the […]

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5 Best Restaurants in Porto

Restaurants in Porto, today we will tell you our 5 top choices when we have to decide where to have a delicious traditional meal in Porto. These are our choices: 1 – YOURS Bistrô Localização: Rua dos Caldeireiros 135, 4050-140 Porto Reservations: bistro@yoursporto.com Daily Menus: YOURS Bistrô Facebook Specialty: Tajine Opening Hours:  Breakfast: All week – 08h30 – 11h00                                    Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 12h30 – 16h00 /// Kitchen closes at 14:30h                                   Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday: 19h30 – 00h00 /// Kitchen closes at 22h30 YOURS Bistrô is the best place to enjoy the combination between great quality food in a cosy, family like restaurant. They also have a beautiful sunny terrace where you can enjoy and spend time with your loved ones. Tajine is their specialty, such a delicious blend of Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Porto’s characteristic gastronomy. Recommended for everyone to give them a visit and try! It is also offered Vegetarian dishes! How cool is that? Comparing with the next 4 restaurants this is the most […]

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Road Trip to Porto – A Blogger’s Post

Road Trip – Next Stop, Porto… The Blogger that writes to “A Local Food Hound” was a YOURS GuestHouse guest and wrote a brilliant post about his stay in Porto. Make sure you read and visit his Blog for more information about his adventures.   Porto – Tower View Our drive to Porto, Portugal was non-eventful but driving in Porto was what I would call a ‘day from hell’. A game of musical parking spots is constantly being played out with what seems like 10,000 cars looking for 100 spots. Folks were double & triple parked – some reading books! And our Google Maps was down for the count as we had lost our Spanish cell phone carrier once across the Portuguese border. We finally opted to pay up for the roaming charges & got back on course after several circular round abouts & dead ends & arrived at our home away from home – Yours Guest House. It was a peaceful oasis in the heart of the old town. Not only was the room lovely, but there was a great lounge area and and amazing terrace. The staff were delightful, helpful and informative. One of the highlights of our trip was […]

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Taste Porto – A Food Guide to Porto

Taste Porto is the subject of this next blog post and their objective is for you to leave Porto with nothing less than a full stomach of traditional local cuisine.   Taste Porto has grown from its humble beginnings into what it is today – a traditional, well known traditional knowledge provider. Partnering two Porto natives and one American, the three got together with the business idea that combines their love of Porto with their second love, the local cuisine. Keen travelers, taste testers, at home chefs, and cultural explorers the team realized that what they valued most from their travels was the opportunity to meet locals and see the city through their eyes. And so it was unanimously decided that Taste Porto Food Tours would do exactly that, allow people to taste the real Porto. Through their tours you will have an experience that will excite all of your senses. Not only will you taste the sweet and savory dishes of Porto, but you will also see the old ladies keeping guard over the streets from their balconies, you will hear the sales-pitches of the vendors of Bolhão Market, you will smell the intoxicating scent of freshly cooked chouriço, and you will […]

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Cheap Porto: Yours GuestHouse Guide to Porto

If you are hosted in Yours GuestHouse Porto and you would like to visit Porto in a fun but cheap way you can count on YOURS favorite GuestHouse to help you find the Cheap Porto. With our partners’ network we can offer you special conditions when acquiring services from these tourist services providers:   BlueBus City Tours: With BlueBus you can choose the perfect way to explore the city of Porto according to your needs. Choose between one of our 3 available tours: – 24 Hours The 24 Hours Tour on the BlueBus’ buses allows you to explore Porto within a carefull chosen circuit that will take you through the city center while exploring all the buildings and monuments that are part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can buy this ticket directly with Yours GuestHouse Porto.   – 48 Hours The 48 Hours Tour allows you to explore, visit and know the history of the city of Porto. This hop-on, hop-off tour is the perfect way to explore the city at your pace and discover what makes it one of the most attractive touristic destinations worldwide. You can buy this ticket directly with Yours GuestHouse Porto.   – […]

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The Francesinha

The Portuguese language have “some” interpretation problems that can make a foreign get confused about the sanity of the people when they hear “I would like to eat a iron nail” or “I wish I could bite a dog.” However if who listens to us and understands a bit of our language, when you hear someone to say “now what I felt was a Francesinha” the case will be worst. Then we have to explain that this is the name of an emblematic dish of the city of Porto. Its origin is claimed by several restaurants in the city and we have no way to compare the various versions. Probably it has different origins, because we can find different recipes. The steak, egg, sausages, cheese in the middle of the bread, toasted or not are drizzled with the sauce that is where is the secret and it is the essential element for this dish. In Yours Bistrô the Francesinha is one of the dishes that I tasted and liked so much – from there you can take advantage of the location to visit the historic city center of Porto, through emblematic streets that take us to Clérigos or to Ribeira […]

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Recepie of Crepes YOURS

Recepie of Crepes YOURS: Making delicious crepes It is just so easy to please everyone with a great meal. This Recepie of Crepes YOURS also gathers everyone in kitchen. It was fantastic for a Sunday morning! Ingredients For crepe dough (6 crepe, adjust accordingly according to your needs) 1 egg 1 cup flour 1 cup milk Bit of salt 1 teaspoon spoon oil ½ teaspoon baking powder (1 teaspoon sugar if the filling is sweet) Suggestions for filling the Recepie of Crepes YOURS: Salty crepes: 1)      The Traditional: Ham, flamengo cheese and mushrooms. Use fresh white button mushrooms. Fry slices of garlic in a frying pan and when yellowish, add washed and sliced mushrooms. Add salt and season with “herbs de la provence”. 2)      Spinach, goats cheese and walnuts Wash well the spinach and reserve. In a pan, add butter and just a bit of garlic. Allow it to cook. Add the spinach still wet, so that this water allows them to cook. Season with salt. 3)      Blue cheese, caramalised onions (or pears) and walnuts To caramalise onions: Cut them in slices. Add olive oil to a frying pan and the onions (one table spoon olive oil per onion). You can […]

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Calendar of World Cup is in YOURS

World Cup of Brazil is in YOURS! YOURS is going to show all the World Cup Brazil 2014, either they are from the Portuguese team or not! World Cup is in YOURS Bistrô. The Portuguese games in the world cup are:  16 June with Germany, In Salvador, at 17 horas (Hour of Lisboa);  22 June, in Manaus, at 20 horas;  Agains USA; and , at 26 June, in Brasília, against Gana, at 17 horas, Closes the first tour. YOURS is with Portugal – Go Portugal Go – World cup is in YOURS! The first stage will be helded between the 12 a 26 de Junho, with both first of each group going to the next stage, that starts at 28 June. The final will be in “Estádio do Maracanã”, in Rio de Janeiro, at 13 de Julho. Groups: – Grupo A: Brasil, Camarões, México, Croácia – Grupo B: Espanha, Chile, Austrália, Holanda – Grupo C: Colômbia, Costa do Marfim, Japão, Grécia – Grupo D: Uruguai, Itália, Costa Rica, Inglaterra – Grupo E: Suíça, Equador, Honduras, França – Grupo F: Argentina, Nigéria, Irão, Bósnia – Grupo G: Alemanha, Gana, Estados Unidos, PORTUGAL – Grupo H: Bélgica, Argélia, Coreia do Sul, Rússia […]

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10 indispensable places you must visit in Porto

10 indispensable places you must visit in Porto, boating along the Douro Bridges, drink the best coffee in the world, strolling in a park in the city center, buy a book at the bookstore of Harry Porter , knowing how to make Port wine, strolling in the old tram from the center to the beach, eating Francesinha and drink a Superbock, hear a concert of live music and surprise you with contemporary works of art. YOURSPORTO is a guesthouse located in the center of Porto with bedrooms and a cosy restaurante which values are Culture, proximity and handmade. If you want to know more about the Port do not hesitate to contact us. If you want to know what to do in the city of Porto, do not miss these suggestions . Any way you should leave town without experience. Contacts: Email: info@yoursporto.com Tel: +(351) 222033082 www.yoursguesthouse.com

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The boat Menino do Rio and the restaurant Casa do Pescador

From YOURS to Douro From YOURS to the restaurant “Casa do Pescador” is about 3.5 Km and is well worth going there either for the beautiful tour or for the meal. The opportunity is unique and all those who have come to Porto and neglected this trip, may as well pack up a small luggage and return. This time you might also sleep in YOURS GuestHouse. Porto Tram Map The tour starts in Ribeira. Pick your favourite means of transportation (foot, bicycle or tram) and head towards Foz. The ride is diverse, you will pass by the old Customs, where you can find on your right the Miragaia borough (which is the only viewpoint for Douro bearing a different name than Miradouro). A bit further ahead you will find Massarelos, that has been renewed, followed by Arrábida Bridge (after 500m), which is the famous bridge everybody come to see in 1963. Finally you will get to your destination, the Douro District (the last before getting into Foz). The boat “Menino do Rio” and the restaurant “Casa do Pescador” In Douro you will need to get the boat “Menino do Rio” that will take you across the Douro River to Afurada […]

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A night in Café Reimão

YOURS don’t understand the horoscope, Café Reimão is a true supermarket of flavours! Apart from now, every weekend (or whenever you want), we can forecast barbecue in a short future… uncommitted… After a good talk about nothing (somewhere 200 hundred years ago we were used a neck massage with a rope to hang ourselves), we’ve decided to peek to Café Reimão. Of course we are interested in gastronomic choices, someone said “we are what we eat” and everybody shows what he/she really is after a good meal! We went at eleven o’clock at night at Café Reimão.   The picturesque Café Reimão Apart from now, every weekend (or whenever you want), we can forecast barbecue in a short future… uncommitted… After a good talk about nothing (somewhere 200 hundred years ago we were used a neck massage with a rope to hang ourselves), we’ve decided to peek to Café Reimão. Of course we are interested in gastronomic choices, someone said “we are what we eat” and everybody shows what he/she really is after a good meal! We went at eleven o’clock at night at Café Reimão. One interesting aspect of this picturesque place in Porto is to feel, when we firstly entered, age […]

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