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					                      Portsmouth Publicity & Accolades

-   Portsmouth on the list of “America’s Prettiest Towns” two years running on
    ForbesTraveler.com and Yahoo (Oct. 2008, 2009)
-   The Washington Post features Portsmouth: “An Often Overlooked Treasure by
    the Sea” (Oct. 2009)
-   Portsmouth featured in GOURMET magazine (Oct. 2009)
-   President Obama visits Portsmouth High School for a town hall meeting on
    healthcare, August 11, 2009
-   New Hampshire‟s Seacoast featured in Coastal Living (July/Aug. 2009)
-   Portsmouth featured in “Horizons” AAA Southern New England (July 2009)
-   Portsmouth Harbour Trail guided walking tours named a Yankee Magazine Best
    of New England 2009 Editors‟ Choice (May/June 2009)
-   Portsmouth named a Tree City USA® community 10 years in a row by the Arbor
    Day Foundation, National Association of State Foresters and USDA Forest
    Service
-   AmericanStyle Magazine names its Top 25 Arts Destinations – Portsmouth
    makes the top 25 small cities list for the fourth year in a row (June 2009, 2008,
    2007 and 2006)
-   Business Week rates the nation‟s “Best Small Cities for Startups” and selects
    Portsmouth as New Hampshire‟s best place to start a company (March 2009)
-   NECN‟s TV Diner features Portsmouth as their “Delicious Destination,”
    highlighting Ristorante Massimo, Jumpin‟ Jay‟s Fish Café, Cava Tapas and Wine
    Bar, and Restaurant Week Portsmouth (March 2009)
-   Portsmouth named to National Geographic Traveler’s list of the globe‟s
    “Historic Places” - #26 in the world, #6 in the U.S. (Nov/Dec. 2008)
-   Design New England features Portsmouth in “Second Cities: New England gems
    promise urban living without the hassle” (Nov/Dec. 2008)
-   MSN/CareerBuilder.com ranks Portsmouth in the “30 Best Markets to Find a
    Job” (Oct. 2008)
-   Portsmouth named #4 on Outside magazine‟s “Top 20 Towns in America” (Aug.
    2008)
-   AAA World magazine spotlights Portsmouth in “Side Trips” (July/Aug. 2008)
-   Portsmouth featured on Boston TV-5 “Chronicle” as a “Tank Away” gas-saving
    destination for Bostonians (July 2008)
-   This Old House magazine features Portsmouth‟s Atlantic Heights neighborhood
    in “Best Places in the Northeast to Buy an Old House” (July 2008)
-   Portsmouth and the Seacoast featured on The Travel Channel‟s “Samantha
    Brown: Passport to Great Weekends” and mentioned on the Today Show in
    Brown‟s “Top 5 Getaways” (June 2008)
-   Portsmouth named to IgoUgo.com‟s Top 25 New England Destinations (June
    2008)
-   Yankee features “New Hampshire‟s Magical Seacoast” (May/June 2008)
-   Portsmouth named New Hampshire‟s “best walking city” and ranked 58 in the
    top 100 most walkable cities in the nation by Prevention magazine & the
    American Podiatric Medical Association (March 2008)
   -   New Hampshire Magazine names Portsmouth one of the Best Places for Artistic
       People (March 2008)
   -   Portsmouth named one of the 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations® by the
       National Trust for Historic Preservation
   -   The New York Times features Portsmouth as “A „Mini-Boston‟ on a Small Slice of
       Coast” (Aug. 24, 2007)
   -   Portsmouth makes Cosmopolitan’s 100 Hot-City Guide
   -   Portsmouth named #44 on Inc.’s Best Places to do Business (2006)
   -   Portsmouth voted one of Fodor's Top 10 Underrated and Overlooked Destinations
       for 2006
   -   Portsmouth named a Hottest Small City (Boomtown) by Inc. (May 2006)
   -   Business Development Outlook Magazine names Portsmouth Best in Economic
       Development (bestplaces.net) (Sept. 2006)
   -   New England Travel & Life names Portsmouth‟s Market Street a Best Shopping
       destination (2006)
   -   Channel-5 Boston Chronicle airs profiles Portsmouth
   -   Christian Science Monitor features the Treaty of Portsmouth 100th Anniversary
       (Dec. 2005)
   -   Where to Retire Magazine names Portsmouth one of their 8 Great Places to Start a
       Business (May/June 2004)
   -   Where to Retire Magazine names Portsmouth one of their 8 Great Towns for Art
       & Music Lovers (April 2003)
   -   AARP Magazine listed Portsmouth as one of their Top 15 "Dream Towns"
       (May/June 2003)
   -   Portsmouth makes Money Magazine’s list of the Best Places to Retire (2003)
   -   Inc. Top 50 Places to Grow a Business – Portsmouth #33 (Dec. 2000)
   -   UTNE Reader voted Portsmouth one of its Top 50 Most Enlightened Cities in the
       U.S. (June 1997)
   -   Cosmopolitan named Portsmouth one of its Top 10 Places in the Country for
       Upwardly Mobile Young Professionals (Oct. 1996)
   -   Money Magazine ranked Portsmouth in its Top 10 Best Places to Live (#5 in
       1997 and #3 in 1996)
   -   Portsmouth recognized for Jazzy Cosmopolitan flair in Coastal Living (July/Aug.
       1998)
   -   Continental Airways Magazine recognized Portsmouth as one of their "Seven
       Great Places to Buy, Buy, Buy" alongside New York (1), Rio(2), Tokyo(3),
       Portsmouth (4), Milan (5), Chicago (6), Paris (7)

Other Awards of Note:
   - Travel & Leisure names Annabelle‟s in Portsmouth one of “America‟s Best Ice
       Cream Shops” (July 2009)
   - Wentworth by the Sea – A Marriott Hotel & Spa named to Condé Nast Traveler
       “Gold List” of the World‟s Best Places to Stay (Jan. 2009)
   - The Music Hall receives award for “Excellence in Architecture” from the
       American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Hampshire (Feb. 2009)

				
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