Chicago is known as America’s Second City, but in Portugal that title goes to Porto.
Lisbon, the largest city in the country, has about half a million people. Porto, the second largest city, has just a hair over 200,000 people.
We loved Lisbon, but Porto is more our style because it’s a little smaller, a little quieter, a little slower, a little friendlier, a little Jim and Jamier.
Porto runs along both sides of the Douro River and life in the city centers on the water.
We spent this warm summer evening sitting along the river, nibbling gelato and watching people. It was perfect.
Here are some photos of Porto at night.