As a Portsmouth Enthusiast, I present the following resources for those looking to take advantage of some of the city’s greatest assets.

Every Thursday, get updates on recent and upcoming events in the Portsmouth area, local highlights and ways you can get more involved in the community.


What’s happening in Portsmouth?

Twitter list: Portsmouth








Events & Culture




Seafood with a side of “no tourists”:


#PortsmouthLOVE notes:

Photos, videos, etc. of our awesome city:

Great write-up on the literary qualities of Portsmouth, including great places to write:

Fantastic guide to Portsmouth, specifically for visiting musicians:

High praise from reputable sources: 


Favorite Meeting Spots


Profile Coffee Bar

  • Wifi (Passwords on nearly every table)
  • Casual atmosphere, stellar coffee & espresso drinks (and adult beverages), breakfast & lunch options

White Heron Coffee & Tea

  • Wifi (Passwords available at the bar)
  • Casual atmosphere, great coffee and tea, breakfast & lunch options


The Works

  • Cafeteria style, pay for your own
  • Wifi (password: bagelworks)


  • Order at register, pay for your own
  • Wifi

White Heron Coffee & Tea

  • Wifi (Passwords available at the bar)
  • Casual atmosphere, great coffee and tea, breakfast & lunch options

Evening/Happy Hour:

Block Six

  • Great happy hour specials
  • Casual, stylish atmosphere
  • Wifi (3S Artspace public wifi)


Must-visit Portsmouth joints



  • Arguably the most unique menu in the area, awesome ambience and staff and killer chefs
  • Most popular dishes: Bibimbap (served in a skillet) and Cemita (huge tasty sandwich, chicken or fish options)
  • Sunday brunch, for those who don’t believe there’s such a thing as too much food

Lexie’s Joint:

  • Burgers with the craziest and most delicious topping concoctions
  • Local sodas, local beer, always great tunes, plus 2 flat-screen TVs


  • Very tasty breakfast & brunch food, pancake/omelette specials daily
  • Small, cozy, 10 tables inside (sometimes a wait Sat/Sun brunch hour)
  • 2-3 tables outside in the summer, coffee while you wait


  • Cub-sized sandwiches for under $5 are big enough to call a medium
  • Friendly staff, great original sodas
  • Faves: tuna salad, cheesesteak, chicken fingers

Old Ferry Landing:

  • BEST fried clams!
  • Great view and food


  • A Portsmouth tradition!
  • Update: they now take credit cards!

The Works

  • If you just want an affordable and delicious lunch (or early dinner), this is the joint—sandwiches, soup, salads, and locally-sourced where possible.
  • Wifi, too!

Moe’s Italian Sandwiches

  • Nothing too exciting, but decent and cheap subs, and it’s definitely a long-standing Portsmouth tradition.


  • The Press Room Great music, dive atmosphere
  • The Coat Great food, fantastic beer selection
  • Martingale Wharf Definitely more fancy, but great cocktails, and indoor OR outdoor spectacular water views.


A Sampling of Specials:

All weekdays: Gaslight: 50% off wine, draft beer pints and select appetizers Mondays:


  • Dos Amigos: Two dollar Taco Tuesdays
  • The Coat: Community Night- 20% off bill if you live/work in Portsmouth



Seriously, Portsmouth, well done. #PortsmouthLOVE