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Address: Cambridge, MA

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Shopping, dining, transportation - is it any wonder EVERYONE wants to live here?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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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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Rye, New York
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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.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Cambridge, MA
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