Porter and Youngstown have a few small stores. For most shopping, options are just a short drive away. For groceries, Lewiston has two Top’s Friendly Markets stores (on Center Street and on Cayuga Street). Both are about 8 miles south of Youngstown. The closest Wegmans supermarket is on Military Road in Niagara Falls, about 15 miles south. Niagara Falls is your best bet for retail shopping too. The city has a Walmart Supercenter, a Kmart, Marshalls, Dollar General and others, mostly on Military Road. Niagara Falls, Canada also has loads of places to shop, sightsee and eat – but crossing the bridge to and from Canada can often take some time (and require official documents like a passport or an enhanced New York State driver’s license).
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District serves the area. The closest hospital is Mount St. Mary’s in Lewiston. Two libraries serve Porter residents: Ransomville Free Library and Youngstown Free Library.