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Powell's City of Books: Tours & Tickets

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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97209-3114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Heard about it, googled it & it is even better than I imagined. If u r into books, then this is for you what a treasure.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rosemount M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You need a day to spend here to enjoy the wide variety of books. Staff is super helpful. I loved the Harry Potter section.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TrinidadChick
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just went here to see it because I was told It’s wonderful. I really like the many exits throughout since it’s so large. They obviously have every type of the book under the sun and the layout is really nice! I recommend!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank slidermuzz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Until I saw it with my own eyes, I would not have believed a bookstore could be this size! Powell’s occupies an entire city block! IJust about any book that has been written, you should be able to find in this size store. They have...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank patshea2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! So many books. New and used books. I could spend the day here. Employees were helpful and friendly. Games, puzzles, maps. So much to see and/or buy. Very convenient location. Sizzle Pie across the street is great before or after the bookstore. Can’t...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tmr2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do not miss the Sunday morning tour! So cool, 45 minutes of the history of Powell’s, with a complete “behind the scenes” tour of the store. Maddie was our guide and she was wonderful, really knew her stuff. And after a few hours of shopping,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kevinlashburn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting place to visit if you like books, plus it also has some various gift items if you are looking for something else. There are new and used books here. Unfortunately I did not find one out of print book I was looking for, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MaddysTrip
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing loved seeing all the new and used books wish I knew about it before I went I would have brought some books to donate

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aprile M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This bookshop was recommended to us by our friends from Spokane. Wow! A bookshop that takes up a whole city block! Never seen a book shop this big before. There was everything you could think of in here, I like graphic novels and have never...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank r0bertkeiths
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’re into books, or even if you’re not, this is still a pretty cool stop. It is the largest bookstore I think I’ve ever been in. We even purchased books! Go figure.

Date of experience: October 2019
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27 July 2019|
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Response from KirkM307 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by the front door there are benches next to the windows where people sit.
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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