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Address: Cambridge, MA
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Becoming more intersting this year

Porter Square used to be a boring place with basically a few stores and not much fun. However, there has been tremendous change there in the last year and several stores and shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some bars, restaurants, and shopping in Porter Square. It's one T stop outbound beyond Harvard Square. If there's no other reason to visit, don't go.

Thank RunrDave
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

There is a great book store and an even better hardware store (Tags) in this shopping area. Recently they opened a Panera restaurant.

Thank Ronda O
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Thankfully, there's a good hardware and kitchenware shop, one of those disappearing all over the US. Beyond that, there's a very good supermarket, a liquor store and 2 major pharmacy chains. Nothing more lifting than that.

Thank Eleni O
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Walk at night at Porter Square and feel as though you been transported back in time as most of the buildings here are like circa 19th century.

Thank Vafirish
Somerville, United States
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Porter Square has been my home base for shopping my entire life since I was born and raised a block away and still live in my family home. I love the availability of the goods and services offered including a grocery store, hardware store, bookstore pharmacy and toy store to name a few. Sitting outside in good weather drinking coffee... More 

Thank Ellen M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Porter Square used to be a boring place with basically a few stores and not much fun. However, there has been tremendous change there in the last year and several stores and shops have been added. I think it is only going to get better! it is not a touristic place but it is close enough from Davis Square that... More 

2 Thank Danuza
Cambridge, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Not historic, not a place for site-seeers but fine if you need a drugstore, hardware store, grocery and the like. EXcellent women-owned bookstore and cafe and fitness club (Healthworks).

1 Thank 897judithw
Canton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is the area where the surrounging community can come together to shop, whether it is for groceries, unique finds,vintage furniture or books. But you might need donuts or Bagels from a couple choices of businesses. There are a variety of restaurants with drinks also. By the CVS there is a store selling pottery created by local artists. Of course.... More 

1 Thank mitravelingteacher
Fresno, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just the right variety of services to meet all of our needs. Grocery store had it all and the prices were very good.

Thank bigfish344
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love, love, love Porter. Lots of great selections for ethnic food side-by-side with Dunkin Donuts and Panera. Great little shopping center with a better-than-average Star Market (open 24 hours), a CVS (also 24 hours). a smallish liquor store, an independent bookstore that is ALWAYS packed, a great hardware/homegoods store that is well-stocked, Convenient and great access to transportation.

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