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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” (235 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 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely a required stop for anyone visiting Portland. The size of the store, the fun little nooks and crannies, and the wonderful coffee shop, make it a fun trip. Most subjects you find hard to locate any books for in an average bookstore, you'll find...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

What I love most about Powells is that customers can sell their used books to Powells. They pay you either in cash or trade. In cash you get about 25% of what they will sell it for and in trade you get twice that and...More

Thank beetcanner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best bookstores around. Amazing selection and well informed staff. They have a little coffee shop, as well

Thank Teachinlil1s
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite places to visit! Huge in that it is 6 city blocks in size but feels nice because there are lots of cozy nooks to sit and read and the variety of books to browse is infinite. I like that...More

Thank Mariel M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Huge... Really huge. Multiple floors and sections that encompasses every genre and type of information you could ever want. Conveniently located computer terminals aid in location and the staff is great, and they have used copies mixed in with new materials in the same, appropriate...More

Thank AllenH309
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is heartening to see a bookstore not just surviving but thriving. In my mind this is the#1 Portland must see.

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are are a bibliophile, this is the equivalent of Mecca. An entire city block of books, helpful staff, no one disturbing the browsers, and A ROOM of rare books, including some fabulous first editions. I thought about sending my husband on a field...More

Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 6 days ago

A whole city block and three stories tall, just full of wall to wall books? How can you miss this? It's simple - you can't. Even if reading is a past time for you, in this age of technology, podcasts and audiobooks, it's impossible for...More

Thank Wanderlustfulme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally surprised this takes up a city block, but so worth it. Best book store ever. If they do not have it, well, I can't imagine they don't. Applause for whoever manages their inventory, layout, etc. Best stock ever, color coded for easy access to...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't believe how enormous this place was! They aren't kidding when they call it a city of books. They have everything and more! We bought a few books, a change purse and a mug to bring home. They carry both new and used books...More

Thank Jaime H
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