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Apr 22, 2022

History of Ceramics in Portugal

Portugal is a country of artisans, and ceramics are a big part of the country’s arts heritage. This brief introduction to Portuguese ceramics covers the history of the craft and the different styles across the country, including our beloved Alentejo.

Apr 15, 2022

Exploring Fado in Lisbon

More than a traditional song style, listening to fado is part of an emotional experience. To truly grasp it, you’ll need to see it in person - this guide features some of the best fado houses in Lisbon. 

Apr 1, 2022

Portuguese Olive Oil 101

At Farah Trading Co, we LOVE Portuguese olive oil. While a daily staple and our top selling import, the history and modern day production of this "liquid gold" is often overlooked. Learn about the early and tumultuous history behind this prized product and what makes Portuguese olive oil so special.

Mar 28, 2022

Farah's Top Things to do in Porto Portugal

This guide to Porto leads you to stunning neoclassical monuments, photo-worthy tiled facades, a riverside promenade lined with lively alfresco cafés, and an endless supply of art shops and galleries.

Mar 25, 2022

Farah's Guide to Visiting Portugal's Magical Town of Sintra

Sintra's medieval castle, underground tunnels, and fairytale-like palaces make this mountain top town only 40 minutes away from Lisbon a top spot to visit. This guide helps you enjoy the magic and minimize the headaches that can come with such a popular destination.

Mar 23, 2022

An Overview of Traditional Portuguese Food

Learn about Portugal's unique regional foods from the North, Center, South and islands hone historic events and cultures that helped shape Portugal’s rich and diverse gastronomy over centuries.

Mar 3, 2022

Farah's Lisbon Beach Guide

There are stunning beaches all over the country, and Lisbon is no exception. Here is our guide to the top beaches in and around the Lisbon area + our insider info on beach culture!

Mar 2, 2022

Best Lisbon Restaurants

Whether you want a casual round of petiscos (small little treats to share), a delicious grilled fish, or a high-end meal, you’ll find a list of our top Lisbon restaurants below. Make sure to save it for your next trip!

Feb 26, 2022

An Overview of Portugal's Islands: Madeira and the Azores

Just off the coast of Portugal lie Madeira, the Azores and a whole other balmy, peaceful, striking and unique slice of water-bound Portuguese life to discover.

Feb 21, 2022

A Day in Lisbon - Farah's Self Guided Walking Tour

Spend a day in Lisbon with us, sampling traditional treats, taking in the views from its miradouros, and exploring Portugal’s crafty heritage. Our walking tour is around three miles and gives you a fabulous slice of Lisbon life!

Feb 3, 2022

Farah’s Top things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city that is dear to our hearts, and we want to share the best of it with you. From the stunning tiled façades and art museums to the lively food markets and wine bars, we’ve combed through every neighborhood in search of the best spots in town, and we’ve gathered it all here.

Feb 3, 2022

Port Rosé 101 & our Port Rosé Tonic Recipe

300+ years of production, modern winemaking technology, and adventurous winemakers have given us a fresh new version of this traditional, fortified wine. Enter Port Rosé , the newest Port on the block!
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