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A T stop for the area

While shopping along Mass Ave on a rainy day this square and T stop provided quick protection from... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
BiggieSauls
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Texarkana, Texas, United States
Four Day Visit

Porter Square is far enough from Boston to chill a little but close enough to experience the city... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
alanprestonheintz
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Fort Myers, Florida
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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
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 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.

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

1  Thank PFandtheFlyers
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.

Thank cubes1234
Reviewed 8 May 2016

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

Thank Richomc
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