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A fact of life if you live around it, but no one has done much to make it nice

Few of the so-called squares in Cambridge are very charming; even Porter Square's more famous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good shopping area

Nice small shopping area in a convenient site. With a Supermarket, DIY store, an excellent organic... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Jgraves700
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...More

2  Thank PFandtheFlyers
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