American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest Portugal near the mouth of the Douro River north of Lisbon. Probably of pre-Roman origin, it was captured by the Moors in 716. Its wine trade was established in 1678. Population: 263,000.
- n. The second-largest city of Portugal.
- n. port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
- From Portuguese o ("the") + Porto ("Oporto"), from porto ("port; harbour"). (Wiktionary)
“Portugal comes from Portus Cale, which basically means … Port of Cale, with Cale being a town that was where Oporto is today.”
“In order to communicate the mobile phone operator Optimus at S. João (a typical portuguese party and holiday) in Oporto, and taking advantage of the fact that people are always looking up due to the typical ballons of this holiday, Optimus parachutes were sent for buildings, SIM cards were attached to these parachutes.”
“Lasertag action for Optimus at Casa da Musica in Oporto”
“Sé, (and crowned by a church, which was founded in commemoration of a celebrated battle fought on the spot with the Moors, which terminated in their defeat and expulsion from the place,) form the town properly called Oporto; and it is possible still to trace the remains of the old wall, which formerly surrounded and defended the place.”
“Right now, it’s Oporto which is giving me a fast food stiffy.”
“The Douro valley runs along the Douro River, from Spain to the port city of Oporto, on the Atlantic coast.”
“Travel farther north, however, around two hours drive from the eastern city of Oporto, and you reach the bustling town of Viana Do Castelo.”
“The Yeatman, recently opened by Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, which owns Taylor's port, is a case in point, offering exceptional views from its position in Vila Nova de Gaia overlooking Oporto.”
“Back in Oporto, a short walk from the iconic bridge and just across the water from Vila Nova de Gaia, where the port lodges age their wine, stands the neo-Palladian fa ç ade of the Factory House.”
“A new road is presently under construction that will cut through the Serra do Mar ã o, reducing the journey time from Oporto to less than an hour and opening up the valley to the prospect of more development.”
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