Becoming a Membership

You will need to complete our online application, which includes personal information (a photo, IG, & LinkedIn) and five open-ended questions to get to know how you align with our values of curiosity, connection, and impact. Applicants are highly encouraged to put some thought into each response, although it shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Given we only have 1000 seats, we can’t let everyone in. Our team reviews every application and you will be notified of your status within 48 hours. We strive to keep a balance between the number of Portuguese and Foreign members at all times. However, a majority of applicants that express alignment with our mission receive a seat!

We are currently accepting members no. 250-500 at a price of €37/month**.** Given we only have 1,000 seats, our membership fees increases as we get closer to one thousand:

Seats: 1-251: €33 per Month

Seats 251-500: €37 per Month

Seats 501-750 : €42 per Month

Seats 751-1000: €48 per Month

Membership includes access to the community, our members’ networking platform, and supports drink tickets at our monthly party. Each event also has a ticket price to cover food and beverage costs, depending on the event.

We accept credit and debit cards only. Charges will be automatically made every 30 days after subscription begins for the monthly membership, and once a year for the annual membership.

You cancel for free within the first 30 days. After that, it’s a 3 month membership commitment. Cancel anytime thereafter.

You can expect to pay between €10-€45 for tickets, depending on if dinner and/or an open bar are included.

All of our events are private and exclusively for members only. While you can’t attend an event before joining, you can cancel your membership within the first 30 days and get your money back.

Our club is for people living permanently in Lisbon and committed to making Lisbon home. We require you to have established Lisbon as your permanent residence before becoming a member.

Once You’re A Member

Club tradition is all new members attend a free ‘Welcome Dinner” hosted by club co-founders and ambassadors. Here you will get to meet 8-10 other new members and learn more about the club. You will also get access to our online members’ and booking platform and private WhatsApp group.

Our online platform is the single source of information on all club happenings. In addition, each Monday you’ll receive an email newsletter announcing upcoming events (please check your spam folder if you’re new to the club). We will also send a weekly WhatsApp to our members-only group with club highlights.

Go to https://onethousandclub.com/wp-login.php/ and use the email and password you created when you applied to be a member.

The primary language for all events is English, however foreign members also enjoy speaking/ practicing Portuguese.

Unlike other social clubs, we are a community who all live in the same city, and as such, we don’t start and stop memberships for personal travel. Our seats our for those who live permanently in Lisbon and want to invest in the community.

If you cancel your membership, you won’t be able to return to the club for 6 months.

Absolutely. Our community thrives off of exchanges in knowledges, services, and connections. We encourage our members to post about their work on our members only online platform.


We will refund any ticket sale that is canceled at least 48 hours before the event. After that, we cannot provide a refund as we pay the chefs in advance.

Except on rare occasions, we don’t allow guests that are not members.

You can reschedule by logging into the event page and choosing a new date. Rescheduling is allowed up to 48 hours in advance, after which you cannot change we have already paid for your spot. In order to book another date, you will need to pay €40

We encourage all of our members to at least once host a social pod dinner (we provide a private chef + wine, all you need to do is pick a discussion question & create the vibe at your house). Our social pod hosting form is here.

Our club mission is to create a diverse community. While we have equal seats for both foreigners and Portuguese, we sell our tickets to the entire community, so sometimes a dinner may have more or less of each group.

How does membership
process work?
Share Your Personal Info
Our mission is connection, so we want to know all the ways other members can connect with you.
Complete our Application

We review every application to ensure you’re a fellow curious mind and aligned with the mission of our community.

Make a payment of 37
you can cancel in the first 30 days and get your money back, then it’s a 2 month commitment (cancel anytime after that!).
Attend a Welcome Dinner
All new members receive an email invite to a free welcome dinner hosted by the co-founders.