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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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The world's largest book store.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee shop” (235 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Totally surprised this takes up a city block, but so worth it. Best book store ever. If they do not have it, well, I can't imagine they don't. Applause for whoever manages their inventory, layout, etc. Best stock ever, color coded for easy access to...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I couldn't believe how enormous this place was! They aren't kidding when they call it a city of books. They have everything and more! We bought a few books, a change purse and a mug to bring home. They carry both new and used books...More

Thank Jaime H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As someone who's been wanting to get back into reading, this was the place to do so, stopped by because of all the buzz around it on my trip, 0 regrets. You can easily get lost in its sea of shelves and volumes, the gift...More

Thank ia321
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Powell's has just about everything you'll be looking for. This is where I go first when I need a book. You can buy new or used, and they carry other things like games.

Thank chiltonzoo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I couldn't stop finding books once I started! Book lovers dream!! It's HUGE and you can find any book! GO there if you want a book!

Thank Addie R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do they have books? Yes. Do they have tremendous people watching? Yes. Do they allow you to pull books off the shelf and read them anywhere in the store? Yes. Powells is a perennial must-stop in Portland. The help there is very knowledgeable, the selection...More

Thank kraphtymac
Reviewed yesterday

I enter Nordstrom's, or fill in the blank retailer, and immediately suffer head ache, boredom, and immediate need to vacate premise, but Powell's can wander aisles for hours, sit and read, wonderful venue. The store consumes entire city block and multiple floors, requires a map...More

Thank bushido72
Reviewed yesterday

Powell's is huge - make sure to pick up a map. We spent two hours here and only scratched the surface. Definitely worth a visit. Plus the coffee is excellent. Very fun time!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Powell's is the unique experience Powell's provides an opportunity to look at books from every make model Direction topic including rare books including business books including fiction including having authors come and give great talks about their books do book signings Powell's is a unique...More

Thank citizengjb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really really loved this bookstore! One million books! So many you want to have a delicious coffee at the COFFEE Room :) and then keep browsing!

Thank birch_abedul
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