I've read so much great advice from all you experienced travellers and have done a lot of research already and have a few questions...
1. We hope for warmer weather, will it make a difference between 1st of April or 1st of May?
2. We are looking at spending time in Lisbon and Porto, does it make a difference if we fly into Porto and out of Lisbon or vise versa, or a round trip flight in and out of Lisbon?
I know R.S says to start with the quieter location first and move toward the busier one next.
3. For locations of where to stay, we prefer to be off the beaten path, but walking distance to good restaurants and cafe's. For example in Italy last year we went to the Amalfi Coast for 5 nights and stayed in Praiano instead of Positano and were so grateful for the local vibe instead of the tourist towns and souviner shops.
I've read that Campo de Ourique is more laid back, less touristy. Also, Principe Real.
4. Hotel or apartment recommendations would be helpful.
Thank you all,