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Address: Cambridge, MA

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Love Porter Square

Stayed in a local B & B and bopped around Porter Square...lots of restaurants and shopping. Very local feeling.. not big box.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Narragansett, Rhode Island

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a local B & B and bopped around Porter Square...lots of restaurants and shopping. Very local feeling.. not big box.

Thank cubes1234
Tijuana, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

When you have harvard square very close, well... There is nothin to compare so not that good of an option

Thank Richomc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Too many stores, too many cars, not enough space. Completely ruined by someone's greed. No excellent shops, but supermarket and hardware store are convenient.

Thank CharlieW338
New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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 

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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).

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