Credit where credit’s due, I’ve met some of my closest friends at digital nomad events, visited some fantastic places I’d never otherwise go to because of them, and they are absolutely great if you are passing through.
However, attending these events (a heady mix of intense networking, mingling and drinking) on a regular, ongoing basis isn’t fulfilling. The little ‘where are you from, what do you do’ dance we all perform becomes tiresome, and promoting yourself like a prized miniature pony all the time isn’t that much fun.
Instead, I’d thoroughly recommend looking at other events in Lisbon where you can meet likeminded people and do something meaningful or creative inexpensively, without the pressure or subsequent hangover. For example:
Hiking groups on Meetup
Life drawing classes at CHOCA House
Print & Drink
Yoga classes on Meetup
Drink & Draw
Language classes at SPEAK