Resources for Expats in Lisbon
Living in Portugal is an incredible experience, surrounded by history and culture. If you wish to delve deeper into Portuguese life, there are many books and useful websites available to you.
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis is a classic 1984 novel written by Portugal’s only Nobel Laureate, Jose Saramago. It tells the story of Ricardo’s final year in Lisbon after returning from Brazil. If you enjoy Kafka and Borges, then this novel will be to your taste.
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa is another deep dive into the culture, poetry, and musings of Lisbon. One of Portugal’s most significant writers, poet, and philosopher. This book is a collection of his writings compiled fifty years after his death.
300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson is an intriguing novel set in the small Portuguese town of Faro.
A New Life in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake is an anthology of life-stories
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Pocket Travel Guide 2019
Rick Steves Portugal 2021
Eat Smart in Portugal: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods, and Embark on a Tasting Adventure. 2017
Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal’s City of Light. A cookbook from Portugal’s City of Light. 2017
Everyday Portuguese Home-style Cooking 50 Great Recipes. 2013
Portuguese Cooking Easy Classic Recipes from Portugal. 2017
https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/ This is the website for visas and all matters related to immigration.
https://eportugal.gov.pt/en/servicos/tirar-a-carta-de-conducao This site is for all matters related to driving in Portugal, exchanging a driver’s license or first-time drivers license.
https://www.oecd.org/portugal/governmentofportugalusefullinks.htm The Portuguese Government website
https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en Azores Airline formerly known as SATA
OLX Portugal is the most popular for buying and selling as well as finding a rental property.
CustoJusto is a similar site for buying, selling, and renting.
Trovit Portugal advertises houses, cars, and jobs.
Craigslist Lisbon.A familiar website for many Americans and Canadians. You can find everything you need here.
ClassiPortugal is a site offering all types of classified ads in Portugal.
Groups for Foreigners living in Portugal
Internations Lisbon is your Expat community in Lisbon.
Facebook Expats in Lisbon Group
Meetup in Lisbon Group
The Portugal Resident Your daily news from Portugal
The Local Portugal has local news stories
Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal This blog has everything you need to know about life in Portugal. Julie has been living in Portugal for 12 years and has a deep understanding of the country. This blog is the perfect starting point to plan your travels. Learn about the different areas before you decide where to live.
Portugalist is a blog written by James and Jemma, who have chosen to make Portugal their home. It covers everything you need to know to travel and live in Portugal.
Salt of Portugal describes the culture, cuisine, cities, and everything glorious about Portugal.