Very popular spot but not as much as it used to be with online and ebook options now. There before Borders and other big box book stores. Worth seeing, can't get over how big it is.
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Where do you start? A three story building over an entire city block with, any one's guess as to the number of books, literally hundreds of customers. Well set out; sort of makes it easier to find what you are looking for, but browsing is...More
It doesn't matter what you're looking for, they're going to have it. Their selection is unparalleled. Even rare books and reference materials. If you are looking for a perfect gift, it's hard to beat a GC from Powell's. You could spend hours and hours every...More
Looking for a specific title, this is the absolute best place to find a book. It can be overwhelming since it is pretty big but you'll be delighted with all the choice around you. There's always staff there to help you! Big reader person, this...More
Powell's is ok. It certainly represents Portland as Portlandia would have it. It can be eclectic and whimsical and has interesting gift items. The book selection is adequate, but not nearly as comprehensive as hype would suggest. The employees range from very nice and extremely...More
When in downtown Portland you should visit Powell Books. It has many floors of books and they are well categorized. What I noticed was there were lots of people browsing but not many buyers. Used books were a bit overpriced. With lots of rainy days...More