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What a difference the T made

Before the subway came Porter was just a wide place where Somerville Ave met Mass Ave and they had... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Philip M
,
Wilmot, New Hampshire
A little bit more

Less exciting than its counterparts like Central and Davis Squares but here, also you'll find shops... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Indigo_Scott
,
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Before the subway came Porter was just a wide place where Somerville Ave met Mass Ave and they had a Star Market. Porter has always been real neighborhood where people live and know each other, even if now they are too busy most of the...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Less exciting than its counterparts like Central and Davis Squares but here, also you'll find shops worth stopping. Drop your kids off at the independent book store while you go into the bank or supermarket.

Thank Indigo_Scott
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Few of the so-called squares in Cambridge are very charming; even Porter Square's more famous cousin, Harvard Square, has been taken over by cheap chain stores and a giant, depressing CVS. But Porter Square, with its all-dominating parking lot that is also usually overfull and...More

Thank murrayhiller
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Nice small shopping area in a convenient site. With a Supermarket, DIY store, an excellent organic health foods store and other shops / cafes. Smallish car park but we have never had a problem parking. The area is very popular with the local University students.

Thank cooperwolves
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Reviewed 26 May 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.

Thank BiggieSauls
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Reviewed 19 May 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.

Thank alanprestonheintz
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Reviewed 20 April 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...More

1  Thank jannyrocks
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Reviewed 5 April 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,...More

Thank Sanjay B
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Reviewed 14 February 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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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

Thank Joel G
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