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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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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing book store! This was my first time visiting the store and it was a Mecca to say the least. There is something there for everyone! We will definitely be going back there on our next visit to Portland.

Thank January48
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unless you just love bookstores or are looking for a special book, skip this. It's just a big, big used and new book store. There is a little cafe and gift section inside as well.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A trip to Portland isn't complete without a stop at Powell's. Went in looking for a book and came out with two. Love it.

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Reviewed 2 days ago

This store has a crazy selection of books, I found three travel books as well as postcards of Oregon. It's overwhelming in a good way. My only complaint is that they mix new and used books in the same sections.

1  Thank sipari_traveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in... somewhere, and then there's Powell's Books in Portland. Famously the largest independent bookstore in the world, treat yourself to close to 70,000 sq feet of aisles upon aisles of books on the floor of...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best bookstore. Every conceivable subject covered. Brilliant staff who can help you find your way through the maze of rooms to find just the exact book you need.

Thank johnhilton2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No book lover will leave Powell disappointed. Mostly new but some used and a wide selection of both fiction and non fiction. They also buy used books on the spot for cash or for slightly more in purchase credits, The store is also well stocked...More

Thank richardsheilab
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a landmark in Portland for good reason. It is the largest independent bookstore west of the Mississippi I believe but so much more. You can get new or used books here. There's a great local coffee shop inside the store. The store...More

Thank triciab1945
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank bsandrs
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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

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