After countless hours of listening to the tunes of Frank Sinatra on repeat, drawing the sweet buildings of Portsmouth and Kittery, color testing pens of all shapes and sizes, and chatting with the local business owners who make the seacoast towns buzz with excitement every day, here we are – Seacoast Lately’s Summer Neighborhood Guides 2017 have arrived, and are officially out and about town!


Twice the size as last year’s map, Seacoast Lately’s “Neighborhood Guide” has been freshened-up for the 2017 season, offering an alternative, discerning guide to Portsmouth and Kittery. There is an audience of people who appreciate farm-to-table food, tastefully curated shops, off-the-beaten path establishments, and unique activities, and our goal is to cater to it, offering visitors and locals alike a trustworthy resource to our area. In this guide, we celebrate neighborhoods from The Portsmouth Green and Portsmouth’s West End, to Downtown hot spots and Kittery, Maine must-sees! Our goal is for people to use the maps to discover something new, learn, explore, and fully enjoy summer on the seacoast!



Thank you to everyone who helped in the creation of the map:

PensGus & Ruby Letterpress and Nahcotta.

Illustration: Seacoast Lately.

Graphic design: Kelly at Infinite Imaging.

Printing: New England Printing.

Thank you to all of the local businesses who participated in this year’s “Neighborhood Guide”. Copies are now available at many of the businesses listed below. Pick up a “Neighborhood Guide” and snap a photo (Be sure to tag Seacoast Lately, because we might share it AND you might win a prize!).



Anju – Free-style Asian Cuisine.  @anjunoodlebar

b.Bar – Intimate Eatery.

Block Six – Local Brunch & Dinner. @blocksix

Black Birch – Community Craft Food. @blackbirchkittery

BRGR Bar – Burgers, Beer, Bourbon. @brgrbar

Colby’s – Worth the Wait.

Dos Amigos Burritos – Healthy, Fresh, Mexican. @dosamigosnh

Fezziwigs – Whimsical Soda Fountain. @fezziwig.pickwick

Flatbread Pizza – Wood-Fired Love. @flatbreadportsmouth

Franklin Oyster House – Neighborhood Oyster Bar. @franklinoyster

Green Elephant – Vegetarian Bistro & Bar. @greenelephantnh

Jumpin’ Jays – Fresh Local Seafood. @jumpinjays

Louie’s – Modern Italian Experience. @louiesportsmouth

Ristorante Massimo – World-Class Italian Cuisine.

Misto! Cafe.Bar.Bistro. – Organic Backyard Gardens. @mistokittery

Moxy – Modern American Tapas. @moxynh

Row 34 – Oysters, Seafood, Beer. @row34nh

STREET – International Street Food. @streetfood360

STREET’za – Innovative Pizzeria.

The Pointe – Charming Waterfront Dining. @thepointerestaurant

Tulsi – Authentic Indian Cuisine.

Vida Cantina – Local, Modern, Mexican. @vidacantinanh


Ceres Bakery – Feel Good Food. @ceresbakery

Fresh Press – Local, Organic, Fresh. @freshpressne

La Maision Navarre – French Bistro & Cafe. @la_maison_navarre

Profile Coffee – Nitro Cold Brew. @profilecoffeebar

The Goods – Local Market & Cafe. @thegoodsnh

White Heron Tea –  Fresh, Healthy, Community. @whiteheronteacoffee


Great Rhythm Brewing – Drink Great Beer. @greatrhythmbrewing

Liar’s Bench Brewing – Nano-Brewery & Taproom. @liarsbenchbeer

Spruce Creek Provisions – Beer, Wine, Goods. @sprucecreekprovisions

The Wallingford Dram – Craft Cocktail Bar. @the_wallingford


B’Zaar – International Market Café.

Eyelook Optical – Find Your Eyelook. @eyelook_optical

Flower Kiosk – Flowers, Gifts, Events. @flowerkiosk

FOLK – Curated Goods & Clothing. @shop_f_o_l_k

Gus & Ruby Letterpress – Artisan Stationery & Gifts. @gusandrubyletterpress

Inside Out – Casual, Comfortable, Fun. @insideout_nh

janegee – Clean, Natural, Beauty. @janegee

Kennedy Gallery – Local Art & Framing. @kennedygalleryandcustomframing

Let’s Glow – Women’s Affordable Luxury. @letsglownh

Linda Taylor Boutique – Cool. Chic. Classic. @lindataylorboutique

Making Faces – Lifestyle, Strong, Accepting. @makingfaceslifestyle

Menemsha Blues – Classic Comfort Clothing. @menemshablues

Mint Boutique – Fresh Women’s Fashion. @mintboutiquenh

Nahcotta – Art, Gifts, Home. @nahcotta

Pickwick’s – Choose Your Adventure. @pickwicksmercantile

Rambler’s Way – All-season Sustainable Clothing. @ramblerswayfarm

Runner’s Alley – Friendly Running Gurus. @runnersalley

Scallops – Crystals, Seashells, Metaphysical. @scallopsmineralandshell

Sault New England – Cool Men’s Stuff. @saultnewengland

Serendipity – Fresh, Fun & Fashion-Forward. @serendipitynh

Sneak Peek Baby Boutique – Organic Baby Clothes. @sneakpeekbabyboutique

Tayla Mac – Supporting the Makers. @taylamacboutique

The Drift Collective – Handmade, Beach-y, Unconventional. @thedriftcollective

Tugboat Alley – T-shirts, Sweatshirts & Souvenirs.

Wear House – High-End Thrift. @wearhousenh

Weekender House – Design. Furniture. Boutique. @weekenderhouse

207 Inc. – Made-in-Maine Gifts. @207inc_


Gundalow – Sail the Piscataqua. @gundalowcompany

Portsmouth Kayak – Kayak Rentals & Tours. @portsmouthkayak

Papa Wheelies Bike Shop – Ride More, Diet Less. @papawheeliesbikeshop

Prescott Park Arts Festival – Outdoor Music & Theatre. @prescottparkartsfest

Strawbery Banke – Discover Portsmouth’s Past. @strawberybankemuseum

The Dance Hall – Global. Local. Live. @thedancehall

The Music Hall – World-Class Entertainment. @musichallnh

3S Artspace – Music, Art, Community. @3sartspace


Barre & Soul – Community, Strength, Barre. @barresoul

CycleFierce – Indoor Cycling Studio. @cyclefierce

LizFit – Fun Group Fitness. @lizfit.portsmouth

MISSION – Concierge-Level Fitness. @missionportsmouth

Pure Barre – Strength, Grace, Empowerment @purebarreportsmouth


Ale House Inn – @alehouseinn

The Hotel Portsmouth – @thehotelportsmouth


Buff & File Nail Bar – Modern Healthy Mani-Pedi’s. @buffandfile

Southern Maine Skin Company – Skin Studio & Boutique. @somaineskinco

janegee – Green-Beauty, Skin & Nails. @nails_naturally

Let’s Glow – Organic Sunless Tans. @letsglownh


Great Island Realty– Integrity, Honesty, Tenacity. @greatislandrealty

Olde Port Properties – Honest, Informed, Invested.


Chowder Festival – June 3, 2017.

Shop Portsmouth – June 3, 2017.

Market Square Day 10K – June 10, 2017.

New Castle Village Walk & Garden Tour – June 11, 2017.

Kittery Block Party – June 17, 2017.

Taste of the Nation – June 21, 2017.

Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth – June 24, 25, 2017.

Fireworks – July 3, 2017.

Hungry for Hope Harvest – August 7, 2017.

Vintage & Vine – September 10, 2017.



Adventure Trolley Tour – Schedule at Pickwick’s Mercantile!

Art ‘Round Town – Open Galleries in Portsmouth First Friday of each month – 5:00 – 8:00.

Historic Tours of The Music Hall – Every Other Tuesday – 5:00.

Mary Poppins – Schedule at Prescott Park Arts Festival (June – August).

Outdoor Concerts – Schedule at Prescott Park Arts Festival – 7:00 (June – August).

Portsmouth Farmers Market – Saturdays at Portsmouth City Hall – 8:00 – 1:00 (May – November).

Summer in the Street – Live Music on Pleasant Street – Saturdays 5:00 – 9:30 (June/July).

Yoga in the Park – Tuesdays at Prescott Park – 12:00 (May – August).