A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Porto city guide: what to see plus the best hotels and restaurants and bars

It’s most famous for its ruby tipple and a strident football manager, but Porto is shaking off its fusty image with buzzy places to eat, drink and hang out