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“A T stop for the area”
Review of Porter Square

Ranked #33 of 90 things to do in Cambridge
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

While shopping along Mass Ave on a rainy day this square and T stop provided quick protection from the elements. Plenty of shopping, food and drink in the area.

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Porter Square is far enough from Boston to chill a little but close enough to experience the city at anytime of day. From the variety of restaurants to a 24 hour supermarket, the area has everything you'll need while visiting.

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

I live near Porter Square and pass through this area nearly every day. It's a nice area and I feel safe, there is occasionally someone begging but in general there is no riff-raff.
Another thing which I think is novel, there is no McDonalds/KFC/Pizza Hut etc chain junk food eateries (the exception being Dunkin Donuts which originated in Boston). There are chains such as Panera & Potbelly, but then there are local independant food outlets, which offer a unique experience. Try the icecream from Emac & Bolio's (next to CVS) on a hot day, or visit the great Bookstore near Starmarket. Tags Hardware is a great local shop for many household needs, and Michaels craft store is tucked away underground, a real Alladins cave. Porter doesn't have the hectic student presence of Harvard, it's more reserved with a well-to-do feel about it, and I'm so glad I live nearby.

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Its a good place to roam around with fun. You can have nice Japanese food say 'Sushi' and other varieties also and other food joints where you can have American,Thai etc cuisines.for your more grocery type need you have ' Shaws' and 'CVS' .many shops, book store to look in to and they go to your place from porter square T station. A unique thing is Red wind mill Which is artistically built to look like birds flying.nice place for casual visit.

Thank Sanjay B
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Standard sorts of businesses associated with daily living. Markets, restaurants, etc. has a truly filthy red line (subway) stop in need of general maintenance.

No need to go here unless you live here.

Thank poodledoop
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