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“24 Hours, Food, Study Places, Subway”
Review of Porter Square

Ranked #32 of 80 things to do in Cambridge
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

24 Hour Grocery Store: Shaws
24 Hour Drug Store: CVS
Places to study: Panera Bread and Dunkin Donuts (both have bathrooms and don't rush you out)
Gyms: Planet Fitness, Healthworks, and Workout World
Subway MBTA: Porter Square stop on redline (steps from everything above)
Lots of restaurants
Davis Square is a walkable distance away
Harvard Square is one train stop away

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of our favorite places to visit in Boston are the little shops just east of Porter Square along Mass Ave. There is a place to buy elegant hand made wrapping paper. A place for stocking stuffers. Across the street is a wonderful place to buy Christmas Tree decorations, crafts from around the world. We also love the store filled with clothing from Ireland. On your way back to Porter Square be sure to get some Japanese noodles in the Sears building and go down into the subway to see the bronzed gloves (Artwork) between the escalators.

2  Thank Evelyn S
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Porter is less known for its restaurants than Harvard but it should be. The Elephant Walk (4 star), Christopher's (5), Chez Henri (4), Addis Abbas (5), RahDee (5) and the West side lounge (5) are all here. And is home to the little Newtowne Socrates delicious but terribly unhealthy semi-dive bar/pizza house (4). And there are a lot of other solidly good places too (indian, chinese, and thai) The square is also the HOME of the PORTERHOUSE steak... the Porter hotel that use to serve the "House steak" burned down long ago but the name stuck.

3  Thank techadventurer
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

shaws super mkt, porter sq books and cafe, camb naturals, Tags and the T...what more could you want?

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Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

This review is for Zings inside Porter Square Books. They get their sweet treats from local vendors. A nice selection of fresh sandwiches from Oxford Cafe and the most delicious soft Vietnamese Spring Rolls. Fair trade coffee, iced and hot herbal teas, and my favorite ginger lemonade.
Grab a seat or wander the fabulous bookstore, you won't be disappointed for a quick healthy bite.

1  Thank amyflowers
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