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Multnomah County Central Library

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Address: 801 Southwest 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503 988 5123
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This library has a great selection of everything you expect to find in a city library. The children's room is outstanding! My friends and I decided to tour the library - that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chatham, Illinois
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Chatham, Illinois
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This library has a great selection of everything you expect to find in a city library. The children's room is outstanding! My friends and I decided to tour the library - that was interesting but odd. Our tour guide could not be kinder, but the info he shared was either obvious or trivial. Not many interesting bits of info except... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii USA
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is in a beautiful building, and it's a convenient walk from most of the hotels in the city center. It's only a couple of blocks from the food truck area, so you could stop by the library, then go get a yummy lunch afterwards. Mom and Dad (and grandparents) will appreciate the architecture of the building and the... More 

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Thank AEKBS
GREEN BAY
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599 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in downtown Portland it is worth 15-30 minutes just to appreciate the architecture. It is free, located along the Max red-blue line, and, of course, they have books.

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Thank dsj5777
Mssachusetts
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was cold and rainy and we needed a place to let our 14 month old walk around a little. The children's room at the library was a great option.

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Thank Laura G
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This library has it all. I especially like the variety of Lucky Day hot sellers that are available. Nice reading rooms with lots of light. Convenient to public transit.

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Thank Barbara B
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The central branch of the Multnomah Country library system is a great place to spend a few minutes or a an hour or more. The building itself is lovely inside and out. The grand staircase is especially beautiful. The library is efficient, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a good selection of foreign books and films... More 

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Thank Kathy H
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place for gathering your thoughts and some really wonderful books . Right in the heart of downtown Portland and a trolley ride stop in front makes this a perfect stop . Plenty of cafés and shopping surround the area as well . Walking distance to the Portland Art Museum .

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Thank KathK519
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Located near the intersection of streetcar and the Max. PDX light rail system. Easy to get to unfortunately downtown Portland is Not car friendly, scarcity of parking what little is available caan be $$.

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Thank Rhonda A
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I love going to central because it is a beautiful building with a marble staircase and it is a place full of books.

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Thank Taylor R
Portland, OR
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a library you can absorb. The Palladian Windows, the smell of the books, the acoustics - it's perfect.

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