Porter Square

A Pair of Porter Square Staples Are Moving Out

Just outside Porter Square, not far from the shopping center and Red Line station that bear its name, there’s a stretch of Mass. Ave. thickly settled with independently owned shops, each with a particular niche: Susanna for women’s clothing, Joie de Vivre for colorful, quirky gifts, Raspberry Beret for vintage finds, Abodeon for stylish housewares, Wardmaps for prints and MBTA-themed […]


At Temple Bar, Nearly Two Decades of Quiet Excellence

On a stretch of Mass. Ave. between Porter and Harvard, a buzzworthy culinary scene has begun to blossom. Spots like Giulia (which has been wowing guests and critics since it debuted at  in 2013), Shepherd (one of Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants in 2016) and Honeycomb Creamery (whose small-batch ice cream and house-made cones just landed […]


Authentic Items and Spirit Thrive at Tibetan Arts Gallery

Located amongst the many shops in Porter Square is the small Tibetan Arts Gallery (1925 Mass Ave.). The inconspicuous store opened in 1996. Since then, the shop has offered traditional wares from India and Nepal at prices lower than most other places in the city. The gallery’s owner, Bomdonn Ngodup, was born in Tibet but later escaped to India […]


SPOTLIGHT: Crossfit Medusa

Ever heard of a little thing called “girl power”? Liz Mellen, owner of Crossfit Medusa (1957 Mass Ave.), has been serving it up since she opened the gym, or “box”, earlier this summer. and the fitness-savvy ladies of Cambridge just can’t seem to get enough. Despite mornings full of practically back to back, fully booked […]