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Multnomah County Central Library

801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2520
+1 503-988-5123
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  • Average5%
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801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2520
Downtown
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"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"children's room"
in 13 reviews
"tree sculpture"
in 4 reviews
"black granite"
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"marble staircase"
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"children's area"
in 3 reviews
"rare books room"
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"gift shop"
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"love books"
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"libraries"
in 41 reviews
"architecture"
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"beverly"
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"periodicals"
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"catalog"
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"cleary"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I take my young kids here regularly, and always have a great experience. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful, polite and kind hearted. It’s amazing to have this library as a resource in the heart of downtown. We will be back soon!

Thank nwvacationers
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This library is so lovely, with a delightful gift shop. We honestly stopped in to use the restroom, but stayed to just wander around. I had no idea Beverly Cleary was from Portland. The ladies in the gift shop were super friendly, and knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not what you think... unfortunately it is now filled with homeless people and drug addicts, encouraged by city commissioners. Do NOT bring your kids here. Inappropriate activities occurring on a daily basis and police can do nothing about it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't need to take out a book? Strictly digital. Go anyhow, and just walk in to marvel at the marble. This local historic site is full of wonderful architectural detail. Bring the kiddos, so they can see the magic tree in the kids section. Don't...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Built in 1913 and restored in 1997, this is a must see for library lovers and those who appreciate the Georgian Revival style building. I especially enjoyed the Children's section with the Preserving a Memory Bronze tree and the WPA bas relief, Alice in Wonderland.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is a classic library in the truest sense. It is a beautiful building with friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I love the Multnomah County Central Library - especially the business resource section in the pink room. The librarians are very helpful at identifying and pulling helpful content for research projects.

Thank rebeccaspry
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This historical 4 story building houses different book, magazines and DVD collections at each floor. Loved the children’s section and the gallery on the top floor. Very helpful staff on each sections! This nice and spacious building is worth for a visit by itself or...More

Thank Deniz E
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I especially love the marble staircase and old wood interiors in this fabulous old library. Great place to do research, people watch - and read or check out books. They don't build them like this any more, and it's so great to have this right...More

Thank LJLWSG
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Everyone should experience this Library! Their resources and staff are amazing! They even have specific libraries within the same building to house specific collections. The children’s library is out of this world cool- a tree is even inside it! As a librarian it was a...More

Thank Lucithechin17
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