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Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed yesterday

This bookstore is huge, with multiple floors and a wonderful selection of books and merchandise. The atmosphere is low-key and very casual--helpful staff dressed in plaid shirts, jeans, t-shirts. All sorts of books, including reasonably priced used books. I truly think one may find just...More

Thank Bgoodtoall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love books, old ones, new ones, it does not matter. This is the place to go. Plan on spending some time there.

Thank Joni C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have no doubt their claim to be the largest bookstore is true. So many books of all types over many floors. Too much to take in. Very helpful staff all over the store. A bibliophiles delight.

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 4 days ago

comfortable setting. easy to get in and out of. the only problem is parking, but once you get in, it's all good. More comfortable than a library, but just as engaging.

Thank T6480UYbrendab
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome, awesome place. Loved the parking! Parked for free for one hour (that's impossible to find in downtown Portland!) as long as you buy something there. And you WILL find something you absolutely have to have! Incredible selection of every kind of book you can...More

Thank Donna O
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing book store! This was my first time visiting the store and it was a Mecca to say the least. There is something there for everyone! We will definitely be going back there on our next visit to Portland.

Thank January48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unless you just love bookstores or are looking for a special book, skip this. It's just a big, big used and new book store. There is a little cafe and gift section inside as well.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A trip to Portland isn't complete without a stop at Powell's. Went in looking for a book and came out with two. Love it.

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Reviewed 6 days ago

This store has a crazy selection of books, I found three travel books as well as postcards of Oregon. It's overwhelming in a good way. My only complaint is that they mix new and used books in the same sections.

1  Thank sipari_traveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in... somewhere, and then there's Powell's Books in Portland. Famously the largest independent bookstore in the world, treat yourself to close to 70,000 sq feet of aisles upon aisles of books on the floor of...More

Thank Chris T
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