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Contributors / Trish Lorenz

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A matter of taste

Portugal’s Algarve is blighted by mass tourism but entrepreneurs are leading a quality-focused rethink. We plot a course to meet them.

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Acid test

Many first-year university students in Portugal are being put through the mill by their peers, taking part in initiation activities that are supposed to be fun – as well as embarrassing. But how far will they go to earn…

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Fertile ground

There’s more to the black stuff than hip cafés and flat whites. We meet three time-tested roasters.


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All in the details

New hotel Casa Mãe is a winning combination of Portuguese craftsmanship and exquisitely executed contemporary design. Monocle meets the creative force behind the retreat.

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Hot and cold

The chief executive of Portuguese national airline TAP on how he’s seen the flag-carrier through turbulent times – and why workaholics are not to be trusted.

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Reportage 1. Portugal’s periscope

Trish Lorenz reporting from Portugal: The Portuguese navy is one of the oldest in the world, with a history that ebbs and flows back to the 12th century. As the tides have changed so have its responsibilities, with clever…

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Soaring symbol

In Portugal, one swallow doesn’t make a summer: thousands of them do. Ceramic versions of the small bird are produced in huge numbers every year and feature on or in most Portuguese homes. Why the avian allure?

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Helping hands

For nearly 200 years a small community in Aveiro in Portugal has created handmade porcelain that interprets the nation’s heritage.

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How to shop

Mercado do Bolhão, Porto’s much-loved open-air food market, celebrates its centenary this year – a feat that is largely down to its charismatic stallholders.

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Building the dream

Engineering company Arup is the name that connects the Sydney Opera House to the proposed Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi. The owner-operated firm’s pioneering staff are the go-to guys if you want to construct the impossible…

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Design for life?

It’s approaching graduation time in design schools around the globe. But are there going to be any jobs for the new talents – and, more controversially, do they deserve them? Monocle asks leading players, ‘Are we creating…


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