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Address: Cambridge, MA
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Nice walking at night

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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English first
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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245 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

1 Thank Danuza
Cambridge, United States
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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155 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 19, 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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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

1 Thank P B
Rye, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Although not as large and chaotic as Harvard Square which is a mile away, this crossroads at the border of Cambridge and Somerville is alive with shopping, restaurants and meeting places.

Thank acs10580
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When you visit Porter Square, be sure to visit the cute mall that has many little Japanese restaurants inside. They have little Japanese grocery store and Japanese bread kiosk inside of the mall. Also there is awesome Ramen store called Yume Wo Katare in Porter square. I highly recommend to visit there too!

Thank Juripanda
Los Angeles
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156 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's a neighborhood for sure but what is attractive enough to make a special trip? Plenty of food to be had but really nothing special. Tough to park as resident stickers take control of the streets. You can grab the T or walk but unless you live here, and a nice place to live, but that's about it.

Thank Frank G

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