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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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“book lovers” (323 reviews)
“coffee shop” (283 reviews)
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best bookstore in the world. Absolutely everything you could ever want to read. Organized friendly and amazing. People travel from all over the country to go to this book store for good reason. It is the best.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For those boring afternoons, that is nowhere to go, or Sunday before dinner, or if you are in downtown waiting for your reservation on a restaurant or Saturday noon with no activities. You can go there and take your time, kids can pick books, you...More

Thank Lisbeth G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building is enormous and if you cannot find what you are looking for here they can find it for you. It's large but well organized. If you have plenty of time I suggest just wandering around and looking at the whole place. If you...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I doubt if there is another Powell's anywhere in the country! They have it all--and more. My family, visiting from the Bay Area, makes Powell's a MUST every time the visit. It's wonderful.to have all titles shelved together--new, used, hard and paperback!

Thank UrsAngel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is monstrous in terms of a book store. There are several levels and probably a million books (literally), maybe more. I didn’t appreciate how political books were laid out in such a way that rebuked a particular political party in the main entrance,...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is unbelievable! Was there for 3 hours and probably got to see only about 15% of the entire place. New and used books available for purchase. A must see when you visit Portland.

Thank Ileana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s intimidating at first but the greatest book store I’ve ever seen. Use the computers to look up titles- they let you know which colored room to head to which is super helpful. I could spend hours!

Thank Lynzie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to this store/reading nook, you will need time. You need time to take in all it has to offer. My father house has many rooms is a good way to describe. A great place to meet people and have a cup of...More

Thank rbgvegan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powell’s is the best place to wander if you’re a book lover. There is just aisle after aisle to explore.

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family didn't believe me that this was the largest bookstore in the world. But when we walked in... it was incredible! There is so much to see. I was a little disappointed that the check out lines were SOOOOO long! So if you want...More

Thank boymomdfw
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Pamelia S
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Response from Lauren O | Reviewed this property |
They have a parking lot! I also usually find parking on the street a couple blocks to the west. And, I often combine Powell's with a stop at Whole Foods, so I park at Whole Foods, go to Powell's, come back to WF and buy what... More