Local Amenities

Parking Map

Free parking is available in the indicated lot on Hadley Street, try to park as close to the fence as you can.

Do not park in the Credit Union parking lot – they tow!

There is also guest parking available at the hotel, but they charge a fee.


Porter Square Hotel

Block rates for Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th.  To reserve your room, contact the hotel directly and give them the code “MiniNE.”

  • Petite Double Twin – $159/night + 14.45% tax/night
  • Deluxe Double Twin – $179/night + 14.45% tax/night
  • Deluxe Queen – $199/night + 14.45% tax/night
  • Queen Suite – $229/night + 14.45% tax/night

Dining Options

There are a lot of really great places to eat next to our event space and we have collected them here too help save you some time in deciding where to eat. We’ve done our best to provide a selection but this list is by no means complete. It is a very robust area for dining. All of these are within a block of site.

Quick and Easy

Newtowne Grille (menu): Veteran neighborhood bar popular with locals for pitchers of PBR, great pizza, pub food. It’s a local favorite. It also offers sit down. Cost $

Anna’s Taqueria (menu): Local counter-serve Mexican chain dishing up burritos, tacos & quesadillas in a warm space. Cost: $

Potbelly Sandwich Shop (menu): Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & baked goods. Cost: $

Leans Towards Sit Down for Dinner

Christophers (menu): Busy mainstay known for rotating beer selection & eclectic burger options, including veggie picks. Cost: $$

Rod Dee Thai Cuisine (menu): Outpost of a cash-only mom-&-pop-style Thai chain offering traditional fare & quick service. Cost: $$

Panera Bread: Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi. Cost: $

On the upscale side of things

Passage To India (menu): Veteran go-to for curries & other Indian dishes (made with house-ground spices) in cozy quarters. Cost: $$