Mission Statement

Americans In Portugal


In the 1998, a spirited, creative, young American from Baltimore, Maryland formed the Americans In Portugal club. Her name was Patricia Westheimer. The vision of Pat was

“To provide a forum for the informal discussion of issues affecting Americans, their spouses and significant others living in Portugal

To create and sponsor programs that addresses these needs and issues

To disseminate information of importance to the American community in Portugal

To cooperate with other groups and organizations in Portugal and elsewhere having similar goals and objectives”

This mission, despite the untimely demise of Pat, has remained constant throughout the years of the existence of the Americans In Portugal club. This mission is embodied in the spirit of a community which embraces all Americans that come to live and work in Portugal and the many friends of any nationality which share American values and our way of life.

The Americans in Portugal club promotes social and cultural events, lectures, local commemorations as well as celebrations of historic American dates. Dinners are scheduled to motivate social interaction between all members, bringing everyone together and promoting common objectives.


All photography provided by Thomas Murray

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