FEEL PORTUGAL IN USA
We are a digital community magazine dedicated to all Portuguese generations who reside in the USA.
Our primary goal is to connect with all the Portuguese communities which are spread throughout the United States and showcase to the general public the Portuguese culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
FEEL PORTUGAL IN USA was founded in 2016 by Paulo Martins and Feligénio Medeiros to promote interest and appreciation of Portuguese culture among the Portuguese generations and the general public.
Paulo Martins is the co-founder and editor of the digital magazine FEEL PORTUGAL IN USA. He is also the Counselor for the Portuguese Communities in New England since September 2015, and a former Administrative Officer from the Consulate General of Portugal in New York & Boston 1995-2014. He is finishing his studies at Metropolitan College – Boston University with a BS in Management & Marketing. Paulo Martins is very involved with the Portuguese Community from his long career at the Portuguese Consulate and his active participation in many Portuguese organizations especially with the Escola Portuguesa de Cambridge e Somerville and the Boston Portuguese Festival as an active board member. Paulo’s media experience started in Portugal where he did his studies in Journalism-Tourism and continued in the USA, where in the 1990’s he worked for the Portuguese Radio Commercial & RTP USA in Newark NJ. While In NY he also did several voice-overs for Calvin Klein Portuguese ads. In the past few years Paulo Martins developed his skills in web design, video production, photography and digital marketing.
Feligénio Medeiros is the co-founder and editor of the digital magazine FEEL PORTUGAL IN USA. In July 2013 he, along with David Mendonça co-founded the Portuguese-American Cultural Exchange, Inc. (PaceFado.com) a non-profit organization that engages US and Portuguese cultures through fado music. In 2012 he launched the website FadoNight.com, an online resource to identify venues featuring live fado in the US and PortugueseDishes.com a site dedicated to promoting Portuguese food and the Portuguese restaurants in New England. Feligénio is one of the founders of the Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network. In 2003 he started the Woburn Summer Concert Series, which continues to this day. He is a former owner of the Vellucci Insurance Agency, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a business that he owned until 2008. Feligénio’s digital media and web design experience expressed on his extended website portfolio featuring Portuguese restaurants, clubs, and organizations. He is also a passionate professional photographer specializing in food photography, fado events and performers. Feligénio is a US citizen and a native of the Azores Islands.