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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” (254 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 23 May 2017

Powell's in Portland has to be seen to be believed. More books than you can shake a stick at. Over four floors and covering a complete City block, the free maps that are available are a great help, although the bookshop is very well organised...More

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Every book you ever wanted with.Portland flare. Very qwerky used and new books. Unique shoping experience. Fun to get lost in.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience, both stores are awesome. Great help desk, can order anything, a real Portland experience.

Thank sbeguy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Every time we go here we walk away with happy with books in tow. The only down side is that Powell's is always busy and can be claustrophobicly full around the holiday's, but it's great to see so many people browsing real books at a...More

Thank ahpv2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is definitely an "experience". Be prepared to be a bit overwhelmed, so be sure to pick up a store map. Allow yourself 1-2 hours to get a feel for the place. This place has something for everybody. They also buy books, so if you...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Tremendous book store-incredible diversity and abundant books available in almost any category imaginable. Not to mention there are plenty of staff to help you find what you need. One could spend almost spend a good portion of a day there!

Thank lisette2u
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You are in Powels because 1. You are in Portland, Oregon, 2. you love bookstores and 3. maybe you want to sell some books. Of course, you can buy any book that's published, but downstairs if you have some nice books to sell, you can...More

Thank Sue122746
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I go to Powell's often and am never, never disappointed. The selection, the knowledge of the staff and the wonderful opportunity to spend time immersed in books and literature is such a heavenly treat at Powell's. I truly urge anyone visiting Portland to take time...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The travel section is the best I've ever seen. This is an independent bookstore and they are well worth patronizing. Every section has something that is spontaneously delightful. In addition to the books, there's a wonderful coffee shop. I can walk to Powell's so I...More

Thank TheTravelersK22
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The store was HUGE and it had such a large variety of book genres. Great if you're looking for that one book that might be hard to find somewhere else.

Thank Goldfishiesgab
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