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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” (240 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 2 days ago via mobile

you need hours in this place. awesome that it has used books. I loved everything and wanted to buy everything. make sure you get a map or you will get lost.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is crazy big! Book lovers will be in their element browsing the thousands upon thousands of books on offer! They covered all genres and even had books in foreign languages! There were maps to help you get around but even then it was...More

Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you've never visited Powell's, it may surprise you with its quirks. The rooms are vast, the hallways confusing. Two entrances might throw you off after you get turned around. However, there are people to help in each section on each floor. And, pick up...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Think of a topic, any topic and Powell's has a book about it. My problem was getting distracted by other subjects while on my way to what I had in mind. Well organized and set up to handle large crowds at check out. If you...More

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not to be missed. The largest and most amazing bookstore I have even been in. Would fly back to Portland from New Jersey to go there a second time. If you love bookstores plan to spend a day. The smell of coffee emulating through the...More

1  Thank Frank G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I kind of liked how they are organized by topic. It made my search a lot easier. I also really enjoyed the employee's picks and and sale labels dispersed among the shelves. It drew my eye to books and authors I normally pass by.

Thank anniehale4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Multiple floors of every kind of book!!! Great gift shop and cafe as well. Plan to spend extra time here.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love book stores and miss being able to go in and peruse the aisles for something good to read and crack open a book with some coffee. I'm glad this book store has managed to stay in business. However, it is much to big,...More

Thank SeasonedFoodie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you have given up the printed page for the Kindle, you still must visit the rare book collection at Powells. Some are hundreds of years old and valued at thousands of dollars. You will be amazed at the titles and authors staring out...More

Thank BogDogs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plan to take your time here because there's so much to see! If you're a reader or enjoy looking at quirky gifts, this is your spot! You can easily spend hours lost in the floors of books and trinkets at Powell's!

Thank Melinda M
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