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We are back with our routine installment of the Portsmouth Top 5! This time it’s for the Dads, typically every year they get the shaft in the gift department, but this year we’ve done all the research for you! Without further ado here are the top 5 places to shop for Dad for Father’s Day on Sunday. Vandervorts Ace Hardware How many times have you “borrowed” and/or broken tools from your old man? If that’s the case hit up the go to hardware store in Portsmouth. In 1907 George Vandervort opened a small building wholesale store on the corner of...

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We are the small town rebels. We resist the overplayed negative story of small town America. You’re either a part of the solution or the problem. Pill Mills started in our town and it’s our responsibility to end it. Strength will fight weakness Commerce will vanquish poverty Belief will conquer doubt There’s a group of people who are fed up willing to rebel against the negativity.  When you see the Willys Jeep on the corner of 3rd & Court; you’ll know you found the headquarters for the resistance. The home of people who laugh as hard as they work and...

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Last week we were up in the attic of the store located on the corner of 3rd & Court and found an old dusty bottle of booze. Upon further inspection - we uncovered what we believe is the first ever production run of the historic River Rat whiskey.After doing exhaustive research on the internets, scouring the You Know You’re from Portsmouth If Facebook page, and dozens of interviews we began to piece together the unbelievable story of the River Rat Distillery.River Rat Whiskey was founded by a true pioneer - Charles Norris in 1866. Although the lineage of Charles is...

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Our top 5 choices to shop for mom in Portsmouth!

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