Time in Portugal? That is something with "amanha" (_not_ mañana), long lunches, always late... Not quite.

In the north, time is important which is why you don't take other's.

In the south, time is important which is why you give it to others.

If you look around, you will notice that there are far fewer public clocks than in Northern Europe

That pretty much sums it up. Most things (in particular with a timetable) happens roughly as planned, but because of all the nice chitchat some things can take longer than you first think.

But "calma" (very important word, in particular in the Algarve) is also one of the attractions - when you learn, life is less stressful.

Apart from that, Portugal is on the same hour as the UK and one hour behind central Europe incl. Spain.