My spouse is Portuguese and we have been married almost 14 years and he is now a dual citizen. We are buying an investment property in Algarve with likelihood of a more permanent home there or closer to Lisbon in a few years.
We once applied in the USA for Citizenship about 10 years ago unsuccessfully becasue I did not enough connection to Portugal yet (no property).
I see a lot of traffic here on D7 and Golden Passport (we will invest outside the Golden Visa zones) but nothing on any automatic residency then citizenship for spouse of Portuguese. My spouse thinks it would be automatic on application but I thought someone here would have experience.