Shopping in Porto is very much a local experience, whether you are tasting port before selecting the perfect take-home bottle, nattering to the friendly senhora at an old-school grocery about the merits of tremoços (lupin beans), or talking to resident artists and designers at pop-ups, galleries and concept stores.
Click into the city's creative pulse along Rua da Bombarda, home to a seemingly ever-expanding crop of art galleries, vintage shops and kooky boutiques. Mosey down Rua das Flores for all-Portuguese souvenirs worth showing off, or, for high-street stores, hit Rua de Santa Catarina.
Purchasing Wine & Port
It’s great fun buying direct from the warehouses in Vila Nova de Gaia, but for vintage port and high-quality wines at reasonable prices you can also try Garrafeira do Carmo.