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Time and Tide of Portsmouth

Once a rough and tumble seaport, Portsmouth, NH, has enjoyed a renaissance as the downtown has been restored and new money has renovated the Colonials and saltboxes that line the narrow streets. Yet rejuvenation comes at a hefty price and Portsmouth, the jewel of the New Hampshire seacoast, struggles with just how to define itself.

Portsmouth of old.
Good-bye diners. Hello upscale taverns and restaurants.
Portsmouth remains a working waterfront, but instead of decrepit docks, the harbor is lined umbrella awnings and raw bars.