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Intersection of Red Line and T liteRail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Rye, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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!

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Los Angeles
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52 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everything you need in one place.. Groceries hardware wines fitness, restaurants.. T stop is right there.

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Quincy MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Porter Square seems to be becoming blander, but there are still independently owned ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, consignment shops, music and gift shops that make it worth a trip. Take the train to Porter Square, and enjoy the mile walk down Massachusetts Ave, stopping for food, coffee, tea, drinks, or shopping. Ascending from Porter Square station is like rising slowly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Upland Road has some of the prettiest houses in Cambridge with great landscaping. Raymond Park and McMath parks are close by and great places for kids and pets.

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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It's not so much of an attraction as a place to stop for a while and pass through. As a transport hub, it works well connecting buses, commuter trains and subways. By the way, use the subways and avoid Boston gridlock which is awful. Porter Square has bagel shops, pubs, restaurants, pharmacies and other necessary spots for the traveler. Surrounding... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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317 reviews 317 reviews
180 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Grocery store, hardware store, fitness, hangout for locals. Nothing to bring tourists unless you are homesick for your routine. There is a Tibetan book , art and clothing store on the edge. Restaurants are ok but not worth a special trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Porter Square is enjoyable with much to offer for a variety of interests. One of the highlights for me is there's a "Michaels" craft store! Plus, "Christopher's" is a very good restaurant (I'll write a review on them too) across the street. And of course, a Porter Square review is not complete without mentioning, "Porter Square Books"! The bookstore also... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews 182 reviews
57 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If Harvard Square exudes old-school class and Central Square is youthful and ethnically diverse, Porter Square has a sleeker and more modern feel. It's mostly just a big shopping center, but there IS a bunch of cool stuff here: Porter Square Books (one of the best local bookstores), Lesley University, and the Shops at Porter, where there are a bunch... More 

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