Formerly known as Area 4, after nearly a decade of discussion, the City Council decided to change the name to The Port. The neighborhood is a densely populated area surrounded by Central Square, Inman Square, and MIT.
The Port was the early hub of the candy industry in the United States, beginning with the first candy factory in Cambridge on Windsor Street, started by Robert Douglass in 1826. Easily accessible Central Square is a hub for shopping, restaurants, and public transportation. The nearby Garment District is a low cost new and used clothing and costume store located in a historic building. It's widely known for its "By the Pound" section, where you can get a bag of
Places of Interest:
Area Four - A perfected pizza joint that offers a trendy setting and a cool espresso cafe.
500 Technology Square, Cambridge
Catalyst - An elegant, small plates eatery that focuses on locally sourced cuisine.
300 Technology Square, Cambridge
Craigie on Main - An upscale restaurant focusing on French cuisine and is popular for its experiential tasting menus.
853 Main Street, Cambridge
Cuchi Cuchi - International small plates served in a vintage, burlesque costumed setting. A great place for classy cocktails!
795 Main Street, Cambridge
The Garment District - Enormous thrift warehouse and costume shop.
200 Broadway, Cambridge
Improv Boston - Local comedy club and improv school where you can see hilarious shows every night put on by local performers.
40 Prospect Street, Cambridge
Lamplighter Brewing Co - Local brewery and taproom with a casual, cool vibe.
284 Broadway, Cambridge
Lord Hobo - Small plate pub with an impressive craft beer list.
92 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
MIT Museum - Check out some of the awesome science and technology projects on display at MIT's own museum.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Niche - Small, artistic plant shop featuring a variety of species and modern containers.
286 Broadway, Cambridge
Oleana - Beautiful restaurant with a mediterranean inspired decor and menu.
134 Hampshire Street, Cambridge