Ladies Room Doors, Menopause

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Portugal Edition

Lisbon Airport

Susan Bellinger is Friend for the Ride’s first reader and an excellent spotter of bathroom doors. Here’s her report from a recent trip:

In my travels, I always keep an eye out for interesting bathroom doors to send to my friend, Barbara, for her blog. I hit the jackpot in  Portugal. What is it about Portugal, where it seems every door was unique, inventive, eye-opening, and/or fun?

A British newspaper called Lisbon “the most exciting creative scene in mainland Europe.” Could be!  But not just Lisbon. We found creative door in the Algarve and in Porto, too. Here they are!

The photo at top was taken at the Lisbon Airport. The door below is from the Dear Breakfast Cafe in Lisbon.


The Bachannol Restaurant

The National Tile Museum

The Flora and Fauna Restaurant

The Time Out Market

Grupeto Cafe, a bike cafe in Lisbon


A Tasca do Joao, a tapas place in Faro

Dessert Island off  the coast of Faro

Chelsea Cafe in Faro

The green arch is the entrance to the men’s and women’s rooms at Tivera Castle in Tivera.

La Pizza in Faro




A sign for street sanitarias


The Porto Center of Photography


The McDonalds in Porto




The Majestic Cafe in Porto



A restaurant in Faro, Portugal. (The restaurant’s name is now forgotten.)


And here is Susan posing in the Cafe Majestic. It’s an Art Nouveau cafe where J. K. Rowling wrote part of Harry Potter. Thank you so much for the wonderful doors, Susan, and I’m glad you had such a creative and happy trip.


7 thoughts on “The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Portugal Edition”

  1. Thanks for posting. I feel like I’ve returned to Portugal, remembering the restaurants, etc. and all the fun I had finding and photographing the doors.


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