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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 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Too crowded expensive don't like it navigate to Davis Square or Boston. Parking is lousy good restaurants to eat at in looking at people is hilarious

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Thank Joel G
Medford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Porter is right in between Davis and Harvard but there is not as much to do in this area/the "square" is not as cohesive. I would recommend walking in either direction to the next stop.

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Thank Jgraves700
Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Take the Red Line, and leave your car at Alewife station on a Saturday. You won't be sorry. Just use the day to explore Cambridge and Porter Square is a good place to end it n the evening. Music is at TOAD and the Lizard Lounge. Plenty of dining options, including Mexican, Asian and Vegetarian. Sort of Cambridge's Upper West... More 

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Thank PFandtheFlyers
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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

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

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

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Thank Richomc
Cambridge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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.

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Thank CharlieW338
New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 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.

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Thank RunrDave
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

There is a great book store and an even better hardware store (Tags) in this shopping area. Recently they opened a Panera restaurant.

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Thank Ronda O
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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.

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Thank Eleni O
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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.

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Thank Vafirish

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