Let's face it, we're no Portugal
We have displeased the Nerd Gods. They are unhappy with us. And so they have forsaken us. And they are taking their great gathering of rich nerds to Portugal.
Yes. You read that right. This place isn't sophisticated enough for the Nerd Gods, but Portugal is.
It mightn't hurt so much if the nerds said this place was too backward so they were off to New York. But no, in search of greater sophistication they are going to Portugal. That hurts slightly.