Porter Square

Porter Square is perhaps the most residential of its Red Line cousins. Just a block away from the Shaw’s Supermarket shopping center in any direction leads to a relatively quiet neighborhood street. The square is home to unique shops and venues, such as Toad, one of the only music venues in Boston guaranteed to never charge a cover, as well as recognizable chains. Porter Square Books, one of the area’s largest and most active indie bookstores makes its home in this square as well. Porter Square is close to the Minuteman Bike Trail and very accessible to Harvard, as well as the rest of Boston via the Red Line and several bus lines.