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View Poll Results: Places you've noticed have a palpable Portuguese, Azorean, and Brazilian presence
Rhode Island 3 13.04%
Massachusetts 6 26.09%
New York City 1 4.35%
New Jersey 6 26.09%
Washington DC/MD/NoVA 0 0%
Atlanta 2 8.70%
South Florida 1 4.35%
Los Angeles/So Cal 1 4.35%
SF Bay Area 1 4.35%
Hawaii 0 0%
Toronto 1 4.35%
Montreal 0 0%
Vancouver 0 0%
Somewhere else 1 4.35%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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my girl (who is Brasilian) could speak Portuguese exclusively if she wanted to. We had a Brasilian bakery, pizzeria, cafe, market, wiring agency, church, and welcome center all within a couple of blocks of our apartment.

Statistically, I believe Massachusetts and Rhode Island (combined) have the largest Portuguese population in the country...
A Brazilian pizzeria? Wow! Do the Brazilians call pasta "massa?" The Portuguese do. It's always sounded weird to me.

I'll bet the Portuguese are torqued that neither TAP nor Continental service Portugal from Boston Logan, and that they have to schlep to Newark to catch a flight.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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A Brazilian pizzeria? Wow! Do the Brazilians call pasta "massa?" The Portuguese do. It's always sounded weird to me.

I'll bet the Portuguese are torqued that neither TAP nor Continental service Portugal from Boston Logan, and that they have to schlep to Newark to catch a flight.
Na, it's called pizza here. The pizza is actually amazing...probably better than anything I've had in the US, but it's totally different. It's all what we would call "gourmet pizza" in the US. The pizza here doesn't have tomato sauce and it's very common for it to not even have cheese. I even tried some chocolate pizza a couple of weeks ago. One had M&Ms on it, another had strawberries, and another had bananas. Surprisingly, it was amazing. I thought I would hate it.

However when I say "Brasilian" pizza, it should probably be limited to "Paulista" (São Paulo) Pizza. From what I've been told, the pizza in the rest of the country is horrible. In Rio, they serve pizza with ketchup and mayonnaise. Yuck! haha

And yea, it doesn't really make much sense that there's no direct flights to Portugal. My cousin has dual-citizenship and travels there relatively frequently I believe. I haven't talked with him about the travel, but I'm sure it's a pain in the ass.
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