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Portsmouth!

Portsmouth, NH

While the centuries of history are preserved and well-maintained in Portsmouth, modern-day amenities and a vibrant downtown give this charming New Hampshire city new life. Situated along the banks of the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is located just an hour’s drive from both Boston and Portland, across the river from beautiful Kittery, Maine—just a short drive (or bike ride)—from the sandy shores of New Castle and Rye, New Hampshire!

An endless amount of fun awaits in Portsmouth all year long for locals and visitors—from boat rides and outdoor entertainment in the summer, to skating, and holiday festivities in winter. Walk along our famed Memorial Bridge and take in some of the best views of the city. Stroll the quaint homes and neighborhoods, like the the picturesque Sound End. 

 

 

When it comes to fun, Portsmouth’s got it going on all year long! Enjoy a scenic boat ride, listen to live music, opt for a gallery hop, and plan an interactive evening with friends… The options are endless! 

3S Artspace

Visit 3S Artspace for contemporary art exhibits (the Gallery is free and open to the public!), concerts, dance parties, community conversations, an artisan shop, and more. 3S is a nonprofit arts organization that seeks to inspire us all to stay curious, foster empathy, and fuel creativity.

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Prescott Park Arts Festival

Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a summer full of admission-free concerts, musical theater, festivals, dance, art, kids events and more in the beautiful, waterfront Prescott Park in downtown Portsmouth.

The Music Hall

The Music Hall is a performing arts center that inspires, educates, and connects individuals through the power of exceptional live programming at its two downtown theaters, including the Historical Theater and the newly renovated Lounge. With an incredible lineup of performances all year long, The Music Hall always provides memorable experiences.

The Press Room

The Press Room has been serving up hot food, cool sounds, craft beverages, and a great night out in downtown Portsmouth since 1976. Catch anything from local up-and-coming indie rock and Americana, to national touring acts and globally renowned jazz artists. No matter the day of the week, there’s always something special going on at The Press Room!


Let’s get interactive and let the good times roll!

Board & Brush

Looking for things to do this month? Getting together with friends and family? Board & Brush is your go to place to unplug and enjoy some great quality time together. Date nights, girls night out, family friendly workshops, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team building and corporate parties—you name it! Create your own unique wood projects, BYOB and enjoy! Board & Brush hosts workshops every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Private parties available upon request. Pre registration is required.

MONA (Museum of New Art)

The Museum of New Art (MONA) in downtown Portsmouth is here to bring the latest trends in contemporary art to the New Hampshire Seacoast region, provide educational opportunities for all age and ability levels, and serve as a cultural gathering center for the city of Portsmouth! MONA participates in Art ‘Round Town on the first Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm. Free admission and light refreshments.

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Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke brings over 350 years of history alive, from Indigenous history to the present day, in a historic waterfront neighborhood in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Museum interprets a changing neighborhood and tells the stories of everyday life throughout the ages. You are invited to tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore heirloom gardens and historical landscapes. For more information and to plan a trip, visit StrawberyBanke.org.

Port City Bike Tours

Soak in the history and beautiful scenery of the New Hampshire Seacoast. Whether you are a family, a group of friends traveling together, or looking to get your team together, Port City Bike Tours will make it a memorable experience for you! Take a tour on one of the comfy bikes provide, and see so much more than you ever could by foot! Port City Bike Tours are the best way to experience and explore the area in a short amount of time, with tour guides who are local, love where they live, and are eager to please you!

Vent Rooms LLC

Vent is an alternative boutique activity space focusing on self expression with a private lounge to host gatherings. Featured activities are Smash and Splatter. Smash is a rage room where you can exert energy in breaking down glass and ceramic items. Splatter is an action painting activity, where you get to throw paint on various types of canvas to create a masterpiece to take home!

Historic New England’s Langdon House

John Langdon was a merchant and shipbuilder. A three-term governor of New Hampshire, Langdon was also a Revolutionary leader, a signer of the United States Constitution, and a friend of George Washington, who visited the house in 1789. It was also the home of the Black freedman Cyrus Bruce, a paid servant who was well known around Portsmouth. The Langdons were also connected to Ona Judge, who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington, escaped to freedom, was never caught, and spent much of her free life around the Portsmouth area. At the end of the nineteenth century, Langdon descendants purchased the house and restored it to its eighteenth-century appearance. They added a substantial wing designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White to house modern necessities. The house tells the story of the early colony of New Hampshire, Portsmouth’s mercantile boom, and the Colonial Revival movement. Open for guided tours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from early June to mid-October.

Historic New England’s Jackson House

A National Historic Landmark, Jackson House is the oldest surviving wood-frame house in New Hampshire. It was built by Richard Jackson, a woodworker, farmer, and mariner. It resembles English post-Medieval prototypes, but is notably American in its extravagant use of wood. Succeeding generations added a lean-to by 1715, along with more additions in the 1700s and 1800s to accommodate different family groups sharing the house at once. Historic New England’s founder, William Sumner Appleton, acquired the house in 1924 from a member of the seventh generation of Jacksons to live there. Despite pressure to remove post-seventeenth century additions, Appleton limited his restoration to stripping off twentieth-century lath and plaster and replacing eighteenth-century sash with diamond-paned casements where evidence of the original fenestration was too compelling to ignore. Jackson House was also home to Isabelle Grimm Tilley, a formerly enslaved woman who lived on the property with her husband Jacob for nearly 80 years. Open for guided tours the second and forth Saturday of each month from June to mid-October.

Historic New England’s Rundlet-May House

Merchant James Rundlet and his wife Jane built their home on a terraced rise and filled it with the finest furnishings available. It was both an urban showplace and home for the Rundlets’ large family. Rundlet-May House shows four generations of family possessions, ranging from original 1807 wallcoverings and furniture to twentieth-century additions by the Rundlets’ great-grandchildren. James Rundlet equipped his home with the latest technologies. The kitchen boasts both a Rumford roaster and a Rumford range, as well as a set kettle and an elaborate venting system that services a smoke room on the third floor. There is an early coal-fired central heating system and an indoor well. The gardens retain their original layout with plantings that were popular during the Colonial Revival period. Open for guided tours the first and third Saturday of each month from June to mid-October.

Portsmouth Historical Society

The Portsmouth Historical Society’s museums and programs connect the community to our past, present and future through collections, interpretation, education and preservation. Visit the rotating art exhibitions, the historic John Paul Jones House and Museum, join a walking tour, or stop by the gift shop for the perfect Portsmouth memento!

Portsmouth Paddle Co.

Portsmouth Paddle Co. is here to make stand up paddle boarding (SUP) fun and accessible for everyone. So grab your whole family, bring a group of friends or fly solo and get ready for an unforgettable experience paddleboarding in New Hampshire. The friendly Portsmouth Paddle Co. team LOVES tourists and locals, athletes and average joes, experienced paddlers and newbies, and everyone in between!

Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama is the state of the art Seacoast social entertainment destination featuring 22 lanes of candlepin bowling (with bumpers for the kids), cosmic bowling, interactive games, restaurant & bar, arcade, birthday parties, corporate events, and much more! Their all new full-service bar at Shenanigans at Bowl-O-Rama, serves craft beers & cocktails plus a menu of freshly prepared, elevated pub fare, with local ingredients, in a social atmosphere. Newly renovated and family owned and operated since 1956!

Sea Love Portsmouth

Sea Love, a Candle Bar and Boutique, is the premier candle-making experience on the Seacoast. Discover the magic of scent-blending as you explore a selection of over 100 different fragrances! Choose your own signature combination and the team will guide you through the hands-on process of creating your own candle or flameless reed diffuser. Sea Love’s candles are made from all-natural premium soy wax, which is sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable — making them better for you and for the environment. Sea Love is perfect for individuals, couples, small groups, bridal parties, birthday celebrations and much more!


From waterfront parks with stunning views, to gorgeous gardens and hidden trails, Portsmouth offers outdoor fun aplenty!

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LOCAL SPOTS WE LOVE IN PORTSMOUTH:

Prescott Park

Prescott Park Gardens

Strolls thought the South End

Pierce Island

Four Tree Island

Urban Forestry Center

Portsmouth Pool (Indoor and outdoor!)

South Mill Pond

Portsmouth tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts + dog park


We feel very fortunate to live, work, and play in a city that is so dedicated to its fine cuisine! If you’re in the mood for outdoor dining by the water, a leisurely meal prepared by a James Beard-nominated chef, coastal cuisine, or a celebratory beverage with tasty snacks, Portsmouth offers it all!

Old Ferry Landing

Located along the Piscataqua River, The Old Ferry Landing offers the ambiance of casual waterfront dining, with a large outdoor deck featuring incredible views of Portsmouth’s tugboats. This downtown summer spot serves 100% fresh lobster meat, a variety of fresh seafood dishes, and, of course, its famous Jimmy Juice! The Old Ferry Landing is open 7 days a week starting at 11:30am!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Jumpin’ Jay’s

For over 20 years, Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe has been serving up modern seafood in an upscale and comfortable setting in downtown Portsmouth. Enjoy local fish, an extensive raw bar selection, and a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Moxy

Inspired by the fresh produce and deep-rooted culture of New England, along with the energetic spirit of Spanish tapas, Moxy is a hip restaurant and bar that has won countless awards and adoration from the local and national community. Chef Matt Louis was a James Beard Best Chef Northeast Semi-Finalist for the past four years! Enjoy outdoor dining at Moxy Tuesday through Saturday evenings, starting at 5pm!

Nichinan

Nichinan is a contemporary Japanese restaurant serving elevated small plates and sushi in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Nestled inside of charming boutique hotel, Hotel Thaxter, Nichinan is a finer dining experience that focuses on quality ingredients and exquisite preparation.

The Rosa Restaurant

Set directly beside the picturesque Prescott Park and in front of the colonial atmosphere of Strawbery Banke, The Rosa is a family-style Italian restaurant, started by Ralph Rosa December 22, 1927. With fresh, homemade pasta, and house wine on tap, the menu—which still includes Grammy Freda’s famous salad dressing—The Rosa Team strives to honor the history and traditions of the past, while moving gracefully toward the future with a modern day dining experience!

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Botanica Portsmouth NH

Botanica

Botanica is an intimate French restaurant and gin bar located in Portsmouth’s vibrant West End. It’s the perfect upscale location for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or life’s little moments. In addition to the dining room and bar there is a lovely patio with a retractable awning and heaters.

STREET

STREET is an eclectic, casual restaurant and cocktail lounge that satisfies both your hunger and wanderlust. From falafel and phở, to burgers and bibimbap, STREET serves some of the world’s most flavorful street food in one lively place. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and on Sundays for brunch! Check out STREET’S sister location—now open in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire!

The Franklin

Since opening its doors in downtown Portsmouth in 2015, The Franklin has been crafting a steadily-changing progressive menu using local, sustainable ingredients from across the Seacoast. Known for the vast selection of oysters and craft cocktails, The Franklin restaurant offers flavorful drinks and unique dishes for everyone! We highly recommend the fresh cut Franklin Fries!

Vida Cantina

Vida Cantina is a chef-driven restaurant that celebrates modern Mexican cuisine every day of the week (11am-9pm)! Inspired by Chef David Vargas’ Mexican heritage, Vargas takes each dish to the next level with superb technique, product, and creativity. Located near the Portsmouth Green Plaza, Vida Cantina offers plenty of complimentary parking.

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BRGR Bar

From appetizers and salads, to burgers and adult milkshakes, we can always count on BRGR Bar for a flavorful spin on the classics! Located in downtown Portsmouth, BRGR Bar is committed to using quality ingredients and offering professional service with a smile. BRGR Bar is now open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (and for brunch on Sundays)!

Martingale Wharf

Sitting along the Piscataqua River between the Memorial Bridge and the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, Martingale Wharf offers picturesque waterfront dining paired with a menu that is carefully crafted by its expert culinary team. Visit Martingale Wharf for a business lunch, cocktails, date night, or let them help you plan your next special event!


When it’s time for breakfast and lunch, head straight to our local hotspots to enjoy a delicious and memorable meal!

Salud

Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Salud is a bright, happy, and healthy food destination all it’s own! From fresh smoothies and açaí bowls to salads, wraps, grain bowls, and more Salud offers tasty fuel for breakfast and lunch—every day of the week!

Cheese Louise

Cheese Louise, located at 76 Congress St in Portsmouth, specializes in mouth-watering artisan grilled cheese sandwiches. From their classic Vermonter grilled cheese to their pulled pork grilled cheese, there truly is something on their menu for everyone.

White Heron Tea & Coffee

White Heron Tea & Coffee is a local neighborhood cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, treats, baked goods, and lots of healthy, natural, delicious foods! A great place to meet friends or do work.

Laney & Lu

Delicious food? Check! Gorgeous, magazine-worthy preparation? Check! Friendly team and a happy, feel-good atmosphere? Check! Can you tell we love this place?? 

With its second location now open in Portsmouth, Laney & Lu serves up some of the freshest (and tastiest) food around. The entire menu is hand-crafted with wholesome, local ingredients that nourish the body and feed the soul. The mission at Laney & Lu is to celebrate the community and the connection to our food creating healthier, more joyful, and more vibrant lives. As they always say,”Eat consciously. Live Vibrantly”!

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.

Wild Valentine

Wild Valentine offers a full coffee and espresso menu featuring beans from their friends at La Mulita (Rye, NH). The signature Lavender Vanilla and Cardamom Rose lattes have the perfect balance of subtle sweetness and a hint of floral and are must-trys. Their food menu is a small-but-mighty assortment of sweet and savory oat bowls and toasts, all made in-house with thoughtfully-sourced ingredients.

Stroll Cafe

Stroll Café & Wine Bar is an all-day cafe featuring locally roasted coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups, grab-n-go foods, beer, wine, and aperitif. We have a great ‘third place’ atmosphere for working and gathering. Host an event in our inviting space or enjoy our catering and barista-on-the-go services.

The Green Room

The Green Room is a welcoming and tropical healthy food oasis that offers something for everyone! The casual cafe’s focus is on giant bakery bagel breakfast sandwiches with eggs cooked your way, and smoothie bowls loaded with your choice of toppings. Select any of The Green Room’s 10 smoothies-made-into-bowls or build your own. Opt for 1 of 12 flavors of iced coffee on tap (or mix and match flavors!) or go for an espresso beverage made with La Mulita coffee roasters in Rye, New Hampshire. The Green Room also carries Lovebirds donuts daily if you’re craving something sweet! For lunch, The Green Room offers deli style sandwiches on your choice of bagel, sourdough bread or wrap, as well as fresh salads, avocado toast, and more! Anything on the menu can be made gluten free and vegan!


Skip the savory, and join us as we head straight to the sweet treats!!

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.


Whether you prefer to spend a leisurely afternoon tasting local craft brews on a beautiful day, or are grabbing a 4-pack on-the-fly, Portsmouth has amazing local breweries to enjoy!

Loaded Question

Loaded Question is a craft brewery located in Portsmouth’s West End that is dedicated to understanding the infinite possibilities of craft beer, and making memorable moments with fellow beer lovers! This local brewery is open 7 days a week with plenty of patio seating outside, AC inside, and rotating taps to make every experience unique and memorable! Loaded Question concentrates on making great beer. Outside food is always welcome!


Looking for a tasty treat or a snack on-the-go? Looking to enjoy an afternoon latte while strolling through town? Check out these Portsmouth establishment for fast-casual foodie fun!

Stroll Cafe

Stroll Café & Wine Bar is an all-day cafe featuring locally roasted coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups, grab-n-go foods, beer, wine, and aperitif. We have a great ‘third place’ atmosphere for working and gathering. Host an event in our inviting space or enjoy our catering and barista-on-the-go services.

White Heron Tea

White Heron Tea & Coffee is a local neighborhood cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, treats, baked goods, and lots of healthy, natural, delicious foods! A great place to meet friends or do work.

Caffe Kilim

For 30 years and counting, Caffe Kilim has been fueling the Seacoast with its tasty Turkish coffee and top-notch customer service. A family business located in Portsmouth’s West End (just three blocks from downtown Portsmouth), Caffe Kilim is an artistic espresso bar, kilim gallery, ethnic market, and hip hangout that’s adored by locals. In addition to offering handcrafted espresso drinks and freshly brewed Turkish coffee, Caffe Kilim also serves frappes, organic teas, Italian sodas, baked snacks, fresh baklava, and genuine Turkish delight.

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.

Wild Valentine

Wild Valentine offers a full coffee and espresso menu featuring beans from their friends at La Mulita (Rye, NH). The signature Lavender Vanilla and Cardamom Rose lattes have the perfect balance of subtle sweetness and a hint of floral and are must-trys. Their food menu is a small-but-mighty assortment of sweet and savory oat bowls and toasts, all made in-house with thoughtfully-sourced ingredients.

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Portsmouth

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Portsmouth to immerse yourself in the world of tea—from elevated, traditional styles, to fun and trendy blends! The friendly and experienced team at this downtown Portsmouth tea boutique can help guide your journey with information, recommendations, and demonstrations. Pop in whenever you’d like a cup of matcha for mindful energy or chamomile for calm! The Spice & Tea Exchange serves more than 60 varieties of hot or iced tea, made to order from high quality loose leaf tea. Teas are also available in packages for you to take home, along with a selection of steeping accessories, candles, honey, and other gifts.


Portsmouth, New Hampshire has a variety of fabulous shopping options—whatever your interests! Whether you’re looking for something specific or window shopping downtown, we’re confident these locally-owned boutiques will dazzle and delight you!

Cotillion Bureau

Cotillion Bureau Vintage is home to a curated collection of vintage, upcycled, and artisan treasures—from statement jewelry and accessories, to unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing! Cotillion Bureau is a body positive brand that welcomes and embraces people of all genders and sizes.

Portsmouth Soap Company

Portsmouth Soap Company is a bright boutique selling handmade soaps and Seacoast-inspired bath products, accessories, and gift baskets. Ready to enjoy good, “clean”, natural fun?? Pamper yourself or a loved one with Portsmouth Soap Company’s handmade soaps, natural body scrubs, and lotions!

Hazel Boutique

Tucked inside a quaint and charming alleyway, Hazel Boutique brings a new sophistication to downtown Portsmouth by featuring over 40 different high quality clothing and accessory designers from around the world. Hello European flair!

Islington Bottle Shoppe

Islington Bottle Shoppe is your neighborhood fine wine shop, located in Portsmouth’s blossoming West End neighborhood. The shoppe is filled with specially curated wines focused on smaller family owned producers using sustainable growing and winery practices. Owner and wine enthusiast, Donna, offers a free wine tasting open to the public every Friday evening from 4:30-6:30, monthly educational wine classes, and most recently a wine club! 

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Inside Out

Inside Out carries the latest styles in men’s, women’s, kid’s, and baby fashion to keep us comfortable (and seriously stylish) through the changing seasons of New England! Plus, this downtown boutique carries footwear, jewelry, accessories, cookbooks, gifts, and more!

Sea Love

When you’re finished with your candle-making experience, shop in Sea Love’s beautiful, coastally inspired boutique featuring a carefully curated selection of home and lifestyle products as well as the Sea Love signature scent collection which is designed to bring the beauty and serenity of seaside living into your home.

NEST

Summer is here at NEST! New arrivals coming in weekly to herald in cozy cottage home vibes! Furniture, jewelry, art, vintage home decor, resale fashion and garden whimsy is in this sweet shop! Open 12-5 Wednesday thru Saturday in Portsmouth’s West End!

janegee

Located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth lies janegee’s Flagship Store. This location is home to the janegee retail store, nutritional skincare studio, and natural nail bar. From skincare to home goods, to wellness products, Jane and her team have you covered. Their flagship store is curated with sustainable women-owned brands. The rotation of artisan goods keeps locals and tourists stopping in any chance they get!

Duckfeet USA

Kick back and relax in your new summer sole-mate. These handcrafted footwear are inspired and designed by the way the Danes live — easy, timeless, yet slightly ahead of the curve. Responsibly produced Danish leather footwear since 1975, with a US homebase right here in Portsmouth. Duckfeet are crafted for comfort, designed for simplicity, and tailored to your unique foot shape. Don’t take our word for it. According to COSMOPOLITAN — “You’re going to love everything about these sandals.”

Evie

Evie is a beautifully curated boho-chic boutique that offers an eclectic mix of apparel, accessories, and jewelry from all over the world!

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Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Gus & Ruby Letterpress is a beautiful stationery boutique and letterpress print shop that sells cute-as-can-be products for the paper hound, creative artisan gifts, and stylish essentials for the home and office!

Em & Elle

As a small boutique in downtown portsmouth, Em&Elle takes pride in having a little something for everyone! With a main focus being to specialize in accessories and apparel for women of all ages, this downtown boutique also offers some of the softest stuffed animals for children and gifts for all!

Seavey’s Marketplace

Whether you’re an experienced interior designer or decorating your apartment, you can find the perfect furniture for your space at Seavey’s Marketplace. This local furniture store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s West End neighborhood, sells furniture fit for a variety of interiors! If you’re looking for pieces with clean lines, bright colors and vintage-inspired shapes, this curated, locally-owned furniture store is the right place for you.

Eyelook Optical

Eyelook Optical is an eyeglass and sunglass destination that offers an assortment of unusual frames from around the world, while providing customers with beautiful designs that are hard to come by. Eyelook Optical is an optical boutique that focuses on beautiful, funky and unique eyewear fashion. They carry some known, and a lot of independent eyewear companies. The team thinks eyewear can be fun and fashionable. They have something for everyone and are very happy to help select the perfect frame or frames for your independent style.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a kids consignment shop with a boutique feel in the West End of Portsmouth. The shop offers a variety of items such as clothing, shoes, books, and more—for newborns, toddlers, kiddos, and big kiddos! Visit this curated local shop, and find your favorite brands at reasonable prices.

Portsmouth NH Beauty & Makeup

Making Faces

Making Faces is a spacious boutique that offers all things beauty and lifestyle. From makeup and skincare lines to cozy clothes, cute accessories, candles, jewelry, gifts, and more, Making Faces offers so many “beauty”full things!

Aster House

In the heart of downtown Portsmouth you will find Aster House boutique waiting to welcome you to explore their collection of coastal country chic apparel and home furnishings. The shop is filled with on-trend clothing, accessories, home accents and decor!

Wild Valentine

Wild Valentine is a boutique flower shop and studio offering semi-custom arrangements for special occasions and every day enjoyment! Handmade candles, coffee table books, cards, and gifts are also available in-store!

Weekender House

Weekender House is a design firm with a spacious home décor showroom located in Portsmouth’s West End neighborhood. Whether you need help with one room, a whole house or even your outdoor space, their expert design team creates interiors that reflect their client’s own unique personality and aesthetic. Best of all, their design services are complimentary. Weekender House’s showroom is open to the public, where everyone is encouraged to browse (and shop!) the ever-changing room vignettes that include everything from rugs to window treatments, wallpaper, artwork, cozy sofas and furniture, lighting, home accessories, and more.


Stay for an overnight, enjoy a weekend getaway, or check in for a week-long stay… No matter how long you visit, the cozy and charming hotels of Portsmouth will welcome you with open arms!

Hotel Thaxter

Hotel Thaxter is a full service upscale hotel located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. The recent restoration converted this historic 1860 building into 15 guest rooms featuring luxurious accommodations, wet bars, and local art. Locally inspired, Hotel Thaxter gets its name from Portsmouth native Celia Thaxter, whose father opened the Appledore House in 1848 on the Isles of Shoals.

Sailmaker’s House

The Sailmaker’s House is an historic 10-room inn that offers comfortable guest rooms within walking distance of everything downtown Portsmouth has to offer! Parking is included!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Martin Hill Inn

Make your visit to New England memorable with a stay at Martin Hill Inn—a locally-owned boutique hotel in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Situated just a 10-minute walk into downtown’s Market Square, the Martin Hill Inn is your home away from home while exploring close to 400 years of New England history. The new independent, contactless check-in, check-out system allows guests to let themselves in and out while skipping all lines and waiting.


Ready to feel pampered?? Portsmouth has incredible options that will have you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and cared-for the moment you walk through the door…

Blush Skin & Soul Spa

Blush Skin & Soul Spa is a facial, waxing, energy work, and massage spa located in historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Blush Skin & Soul Spa was born out of Owner Ashley’s dual passions for inner and outer beauty. The passionate team at the spa are lightworkers, motivators, and inspirers who offer a variety of treatments—from facials and waxing, to reiki and lash extensions! They are experts in esthetics and massage therapy. That, coupled with a holistic approach, makes Blush Skin & Soul Spa a perfect combination of the two worlds where the hope is for all clients to leave feeling empowered, comfortable, and rejuvenated.

Ash Alchemy

Amidst our fast-paced, interconnected world, we deeply understand the yearning for authentic, energy-exchanging connections and a tranquil retreat. Welcome to ASH ALCHEMY—a salon and spa destination that strives to provide solace through a dynamic service menu and organic products. As you step inside, the team’s warm smiles are here to create an immediate bond, while their heartfelt intention extends beyond delivering exceptional hair, esthetic, massage, and wellness services; it aims to rekindle the simplest joys in life—the ones that dissolve tension, reignite childlike wonder, remind you to unclench your jaw, and encourage you to savor each present moment. AWAKEN YOUR INNER LIGHT by embracing a harmonious journey of self-discovery and renewal with Ash Alchemy.

Buff & File Nail Bar

With two convenient locations in Portsmouth, NH, Buff & File Nail Bar is dedicated to providing a modern mani-pedi experience, and the best nail care on the Seacoast. We’ve designed our nail bar to be a healthy, hygienic, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy the affordable luxury of a manicure and pedicure. You’ll find our color selection extensive, including brands such as nontoxic and longwearing Dazzle Dry, as well as CND and OPI. We offer services with traditional lacquer polish, gel polish, and gel extensions, along with facial and body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and facials. We specialize in large groups!


Ready to sneak in a workout? If you’re all about cycling, passionate for cardio, looking to lift and tone, or ready to take the next step in your health and wellness game, the Seacoast offers many different workouts to enjoy!

LizFit Portsmouth

Did you say you are looking for a wildly festive spot in which to experience a fun and challenging workout with friends old and new?? Well, do we have the place for you! LizFit is a welcoming group fitness center for community members of all fitness levels and abilities. Located inside Spinnaker Point Recreation Center in Portsmouth, LizFit offers a variety of group fitness classes every day of the week, from spinning and kickboxing, to tabata and yoga! Virtual and outdoor classes are currently being offered as well. Your first class is always free at LizFit! LizFit also offers personal training and small group training!

3 Bridges Yoga

3 Bridges Yoga has been a premiere vinyasa yoga studio on the Seacoast for 12 years. The 3 Bridges Yoga team believes yoga is for EVERY body, and this downtown studio offers classes and teachers that are just right for you. The mission at 3 Bridges Yoga is to create a space for you to feel at home in your body and at peace in your mind. So come as you are to 3 Bridges Yoga and get back to YOU!

Classes offered at Barre & Soul include barre and yoga.

Barre & Soul Portsmouth

Tap tap, hold, tap, tap, hold, is the beat at Barre & Soul Portsmouth, where the team is friendly and the workout is so challenging your legs may feel like spaghetti when you walk down the stairs and back into real life. Barre & Soul is a welcoming barre and yoga studio located in downtown Portsmouth, with additional studios in Harvard Square, Melrose, and Wayland Square.

The DRiPBaR

The DRIPBaR was created with the goal of helping people obtain their best health using the latest advances in IV vitamin therapy, through the extensive menu of Lifestyle and Health Support Drips. Whether you are already in good health and want to stay that way, or are fighting an illness or chronic disease, The DRIPBaR offers something unique for everyone’s personal wellness goals!

For those who don’t have time for a drip, The DRIPBaR offers IM Quick Shots, which are intramuscular injections to the delt or glute—delivering a quick boost in about 5 minutes. Benefits include healthy skin, energy, weight loss support and detoxification. All drips and quick shots are administered by highly skilled Registered Nurses, under the direction of a Licensed Medical Director. Additionally, and included with all of memberships, The DRIPBaR offers dry salt sauna, infrared sauna, and red light therapy.

West End Wellness

You have additional options for health at West End Wellness

This Portsmouth office evaluates, prioritizes, and focuses on any imbalances in the body’s systems by using organic, whole food vitamins, minerals, and herbs to assist in the healing process. Dr. Blackman and the team is proud to offer a wide range of premium supplements to all patients as part of a holistic plan of therapy, along with diet and lifestyle coaching. Services include: Nutrition Consulting, detox foot baths, Holistic Nutrition Analysis, Lab work interpretations, hormone testing, detoxification, and more!

Roots Integrative Therapies

Roots Integrative Therapies is an integrative therapy practice in downtown Portsmouth that focuses on manual physical therapy and integrative clinical nutrition. Co-Owner Kyle specializes in treating unresolved chronic pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and nerve disorders. His unique approach focuses on uncovering the drivers of dysfunction that, when treated, results in reduced pain and improved physical performance and quality of life. Kyle has worked with clients from teens to college athletes, Olympians (including one gold medalist!), and mature adults into their 90’s! Co-Owner Kait’s passion for nutrition started out as frustration with her own symptoms, and seeing providers who would run tests and tell her nothing was wrong. After completing her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health, Kait helps treat everything from specific conditions and chronic health issues, to helping patients improve food choices, assisting with lifestyle interventions, and coaching patients who seek long-lasting behavior change!

CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates

CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates specializes in helping people age 40+ be more active, healthy, and mobile. The Physical Therapy specialists and expert Pilates instructors help you be more active, healthy, and mobile by empowering you through movement – instead of pills, procedures, or surgery. They offer private, individualized physical therapy services as well as small group Pilates classes and Reformer sessions.


Have you fallen head-over-heels for Portsmouth and considering making it your new home? Welcome! Take a peek at some locally-owned, Portsmouth-based real estate agencies we know and love!

Aland Realty

Aland Realty is a locally-owned, non-franchised real estate brokerage serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine with offices in Portsmouth, Dover, Kittery and Ogunquit. Aland agents are established and active residents of the communities they serve, and each agent brings unique strengths to the team, while being united by one common interest: helping others.

Red Post Realty

Red Post Realty, a locally-owned brokerage set out on a mission to provide the highest quality of real estate services to our community and to earn its trust through execution, perseverance, and expertise. For the last 10 years Red Post has been the Seacoasts premier agency for buyers, sellers, and investors, providing a refreshing approach to real estate. How exactly do they do that? By differentiating themselves – implementing effective marketing strategies, building valuable networks, and utilizing innovative real estate platforms. They understand that every client and transaction is unique. They strive to provide personalized attention, tailored solutions, and exceptional service. By putting their clients first, they aim to build trust, exceed expectations, and ensure a positive experience for investors, home buyers, and home sellers.

Seacoast Dwellings

Liz Levey-Pruyn’s knowledge of the real estate process, and reliable responsiveness to client needs and preferences, helps the Seacoast Dwellings‘ team continue to grow. This Team cannot wait to help you find the seaside home you love, purchase your first home, or sell your treasured investment in a timely fashion. Liz is active in the Portsmouth community and is passionate about helping others. She is a member of the Plates for Change Board and supports their efforts, as well as donating to The Children’s Miracle Network with each closing.

Great Island Realty

Great Island Realty is a privately owned Agency serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. We are your residential experts for the Seacoast waterfront as well as all surrounding towns and communities in Rockingham, Strafford, and York Counties. Our team is made up of successful agents with long-standing track records of client loyalty and professionalism.