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Porter Square, Cambridge/Somerville

An artistically-inclined community with an open-air shopping district.

Welcome to Porter Square

 

An artistically-inclined community with an open-air shopping district.

 
Nestled at the crossroads of Harvard and David Squares and the intersection of Somerville Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square is a historical waypoint that has transcended the decades and turned into a bustling hotspot for shopping and more.
 
It's easy to get to thanks to its access to the MBTA Red Line and the Commuter Rail, making Porter Square an excellent layover destination and a great place to live.
 
For anyone planning a day trip to Porter Square to get a taste of the area, consider staying at the high-class modern boutique Porter Hotel. This hotel is the perfect blend of contemporary and historical and is a great place to immerse yourself in the local culture.
 
TAGS Hardware is the perfect place to shop if you're settling into one of the spacious lofts available in this flourishing neighborhood. This tool emporium has everything you could ever need to fix up your home and spruce up the decor.
 
Bookworms will find no better cozy haven than Porter Square Books and Café Zing, home to fair-trade coffee and organic espresso beans. Support the community by dining at the café, which buys its products from local bakeries. They also sell delicious Irie Teas in over 20 varieties and offer an assortment of vegan goodies.
 
After a busy day at work, meet up with your spouse or friends at Christopher's Restaurant and Bar for a fantastic rotating beer selection and scrumptious burgers. Christopher's is the perfect spot for a lunch meeting or dinner date.
 
If you're looking for something a little more unique, try Gustazo Cuban Kitchen, a must for anyone craving authentic Cuban cuisine. Not only is the food delicious, but the festive atmosphere will brighten up anyone's day.
 
Residents in Porter Square are invited to attend city-wide events between Cambridge and Sommerville, such as Open Studios and PorchFest, both of which embrace the arts and music scene. Open Studios is a vibrant weekend-long event that emphasizes the importance of visual and performing arts while allowing students to exhibit their creative projects.
 
The Porter campus of the private Lesley University is located in Porter Square. It houses the College of Art and Design, the Moriarty Library, and most of the university's art galleries.
 
 
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