We were invited to lunch by Isabel and Greg who we met through Iza a few weeks ago. Isabel is Portuguese and Greg is an American who grew up in the Central Valley of California. They lived for 18 years in Alaska before moving to Portugal. We met at Porche's Pottery.
The Portuguese are famous for their painted ceramics. In 1968 an Irish family opened a shop in the town of Porche and hired local artisans to create high-end pottery for them. The shop is still open and now managed by the second generation Irish proprietors, Julie and Stella, the daughters, both born and raised in Portugal. Attached to the shop is a very nice and popular restaurant open for lunch.