Coworking Office Tour: Porto i/o

Last week my wife and I had the chance to hop down to Porto, Portugal for a few days - flying in early Friday morning and departing the following Wednesday. As I'm not a fan of working from (most) hotel rooms I scoped out the coworking office options and booked a desk at Porto i/o.

Porto i/o has two locations, Downtown and Riverside, both within the central historic area. The Downtown location is a bright, 3-story building with communal desks, coffee/snacks and meeting rooms which can be booked for a single day to several months. On the day I was there most desks were booked and the other coworkers were super helpful, giving me a tour of the office and making sure I had everything I needed for a productive day. Within a few blocks of the office are dozens of eateries and bars that were great during breaks.

The second Porto i/o location, Riverside, is located on the 4th and 5th story of a building overlooking the Douro River and Palácio da Bolsa.

Similar in setup to the Downtown location, though smaller, the Riverside office has communal desks, a meeting room, and a wrap-around balcony with some of the best views of the city.

My wife was able to snap this photo of me on the balcony from across the Douro river. You can see me standing on the balcony just left of center.

In chatting with some of the coworkers there was a wide variety of roles - coders, translaters, marketers and more. And the two offices are used for more than just coworking, with regular meetups and the option to rent the venues for hosting events.

Highly recommend Porto i/o if you're remote working in Porto.