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Old 01-27-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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I saw an online menu for a diner in Southfield that featured the Portuguese sausage linguist as a breakfast item. That led me to wonder if many Portuguese settled in Boston. They settled elsewhere in Massachusetts. And what about French Canadians? They also settledelsewhere in the state.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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Where is Southfield? And I think you mean linguica (sausage). Not aware of many Portuguese in Boston itself, although Cambridge and Somerville had large communities.

Just like the Portuguese, there are a number of French Canadians scattered around the city but I am not aware of there ever being a large community. They were attracted to the mill towns scattered throughout the rest of the state.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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I meant “Southie “ and “ linguica “. Blame autocorrect.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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I meant “Southie “ and “ linguica “. Blame autocorrect.
Southie was mostly Irish with some Lithuanian and Polish, now it's more transient and diverse. Linguica is just a common food in MA.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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Portuguese were sea faring people and many of them ended up clustered in fishing towns like New Bedford, Fall River, Provincetown, and probably other areas by the ocean. But there were Portuguese throughout the state whether they started out there originally or migrated from the seaside areas. French Canadians seem to have mostly come down from Quebec to work in the mills but they, too, are found throughout the state wherever there were mills to work in.

I don't think either group had its own community in Boston, but then, I don't know a lot about Boston itself.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: New England
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Provincetown
P-town is mostly full of gay vacationers and artists from around the country. I don't think that it's known much for a certain ethnic group.

Could of been different in the past though.

I think you're probably referring to Providence.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:20 PM
 
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P-town is mostly full of gay vacationers and artists from around the country. I don't think that it's known much for a certain ethnic group.
Used to be VERY Portuguese. There are still some there.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:50 PM
 
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Portuguese, many in Gloucester and Hudson, MA.
French Canadians would be Lowell, Fitchburg.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:03 PM
 
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Used to be VERY Portuguese. There are still some there.
And one of the reasons I know that P'town had lots of Portuguese immigrants was due to the great Portuguese bakery they have. They still have a Portuguese festival and blessing of the fleet.
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