International Networking Community in Portugal

Fryday is a Community of Expats and Local Businessmen in Portugal

  • Apply for a Fryday Franchise for a City in Portugal
  • Add your Company to Fryday's Directory in Portugal
  • Sign Up as a Community Member in Portugal

Sign up

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to Fryday's User Agreement, Privacy and Data Policy


About Portugal

Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.