PORTER SQUARE - Cambridge, MA
Porter Square is a neighborhood in Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts in the USA, located around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue, between Harvard and Davis Squares. The Porter Square station serves both the MBTA Red Line and the Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line.
Though located in Cambridge, it is a central destination for the thousands of Somerville residents living close by. The large influx of students, artists and professionals, who have moved into Somerville in recent years find the area around Porter Square especially desirable. It is within walking distance of Harvard Square in Cambridge, and Davis Square in Somerville.
Porter Square was named for the now-vanished Porter's Hotel, operated by Zachariah B. Porter, who also left his name to the hotel's specialty, the cut of steak known as porterhouse.