I was wondering how does the portal works? I was watching Season 2 final episode and there's this part where Baelfire fell into a portal opened by Tamara and he ended up to where Aurora and Philip was. Then, there's the last scene where the others tracked Henry to Neverland and went there through the portal. How do we know where the portal brings us? Do we have to wish the place or something? I recalled that Baelfire also doesnt know where he was when Gold left him in the first place. This portal thing is confusing. ---
Baelfire/Neal mentioned to Mulan in "The Heart of the Truest Believer" that after he fell into the portal, he focused his thoughts on the Enchanted Forest, which is the reason why the portal took him the EF. It is plausible that the very first time Baelfire went into a portal as a young boy, he was thinking of a land without magic, so the portal took him to London.