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In Portugal. For Portugal.

Contributing to the economic prosperity of this small but great nation.

What is Friends of Portugal?

We are a North-American non-profit organization that exists to nurture economic opportunity, participate in significant social projects and share business and entrepreneurial knowledge with the Portuguese.

With teams operating in both the United States and Portugal, we seek to create opportunities for economic growth and development in business, entrepreneurship, networking, mentoring and leadership in order to strengthen, inspire, educate, motivate and empower the Portuguese workforce.



What drives us? Relationship.

We believe that true prosperity and well-being goes hand-in-hand with a sense of community and the steady nurturing of deep relationships. Our goal is to cultivate relationships within the community through business, economic and social outreach initiatives that address physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the communities we work with.

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Like you we believe in the preservation of human dignity.

We believe in helping the Portuguese in ways that contribute to their sense of dignity and self-worth. All our partnerships and initiatives encourage those that participate to also contribute with their creativity and work, an exchange that creates a sense of accomplishment and worth. 

Why Friends of Portugal?


Invest in a cause you believe in

Do you believe that every human being should have the opportunity to achieve their goals and prosper? We do too! Join us in helping the Portuguese find confidence, encouragement, hope and economic prosperity.



Help people feel happier and more empowered.

Portugal has incredible talent, but sometimes all they need is a boost. With your support, Friends of Portugal is able to provide the necessary contacts, encouragement and support to budding entrepreneurs through our various projects and initiatives.



Join a network of people who love portugal: be a part of our events

Do you love to travel and are interested in getting to know Portugal? Every two years, Friends of Portugal hosts a special trip that gives you the chance to get to know our projects and this wonderful country.


Our Programs & Partnerships

Friends of Portugal sustains multiple projects and partners with many others in order to fulfill its mission of supporting the Portuguese. 



 A Ponte is a modern co-working space and enterprise incubator right outside of Lisbon. It features offices for rent on an hourly or monthly basis, meeting rooms, seminar areas, and connections to international business leaders and universities. 



A 2,500 square foot warehouse right outside Loures (10 minutes from Lisbon) that re-purposes furniture and appliances that are then sold at more affordable prices. 



A vibrant second-hand store  located in a lower class neighborhood that seeks to provide high quality clothing and household items at affordable prices.   The store has quickly become a local "gathering place" for residents living in the area. 

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An initiative seeking to revive and support local entrepreneurship in the rural areas of Portugal affected by the devastating fires of 2017. 


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Stay up to speed on all that happens within Friends of Portugal. Newsletters are sent once every two months.

Make a Donation

Your financial support is crucial in the fight to help the Portuguese be empowered and reach their personal and professional goals.