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Address: Cambridge, MA

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sanjay B

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Thank jannyrocks
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64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Sanjay B
MA
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264 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank poodledoop
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3 reviews
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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213 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Jgraves700
Northampton, Massachusetts
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263 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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260 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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