Having had the distinct pleasure of visiting Emily while in Lisboa, my wife Jeanine, and I can attest to the accuracy of all she writes about. Portugal, and Lisboa particularly, are both fascinating and well worth the trip. Food was not only extraordinarily well prepared and served, but reasonable in the extreme, and no tipping, making the end result amazingly inexpensive. Great wine was $3-$7 bottle in shops and $10-$15 a bottle in restaurants, again making a second bottle not a huge decision.
I recommend you go and go soon, you will not regret it. So pleased our Emily provided the reason and impetus for us. Hope to return one day soon.