Just returned from an 8 night adventure in Porto to prepare for my upcoming move next spring. Had a cozy little studio in the Bonfim district, nice and quiet and off the tourist path. Took advantage of the trip to do things as if I lived there so didn't do any "touristy" things.
My accomplished goals were....
Buy Metro tickets and ride the Metro to various places (Matosinhos, Airport, etc.)
Use my Millennium Bank debit card to withdraw money from a Multibanco from my Portuguese Bank account.
Shop at various markets to see selection and compare prices. (Continente, Pingo Doce and Lidl)
Purchase a portuguese SIM card and use it for the week. (Vodafone)
Did a lot of walking and enjoyed life for a week. Cannot wait to return permanently.
Any questions, shoot them my way.