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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
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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

Words cannot express the impressive floors of endless books. We were looking for french books and they had a large inventory of foreign literature to choose from. A must see when visiting Portland.

Thank sher1958
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bring your list of books you've been looking for! Plan to spend a few hours. My 5yr old book lover had as much fun as her mom. Staff are fantastic! Coffee shop is a great place to relax after shopping.

Thank wander_307
Reviewed yesterday

The largest independent bookstore in the country, maybe in the world. The flagship store is a fantastic place; there are a few smaller stores as well. Can also be found online. I have been shopping here since 1974 and it's great. (Set yourself a limit...More

Thank peggyn359
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Forget about Amazon - this place is huge and dedicated to THE BOOK. Room after room - topic by topic. Visit and it will blow you away Also super helpful staff to help you find any book you seek

Thank Mike G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Book after book, organized by room color and like a Dewy Decimal System. Easy to find your way around. Worth a trip.

Thank berlyc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow this bookstore has a massive selection of books from stairs that lead down and up. There are lots of rooms from kids selection to young adults/teenage to adult just about everything you are looking for in a bookstore.

Thank mbkris
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Powell's comes highly recommended. It certainly was fun to wander and peruse the titles. Some of the categories were interesting/unusual; not what you'd find in Barnes and noble. But in the end, as a visitor to this beautiful city, I'm not sure I'd make it...More

Thank ihr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It would be dangerous for me to live here! We planned room in our suitcase for extra books and we're glad we did! Give this place a few hours in order to see it all.

Thank Kjay200
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No visit to Portland would be complete without a visit to this huge book store. It cobers a whole city block and has books for everyone about everything. New books, used books, foreign language books, kids books and stuff in between. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing...More

Thank skroesche
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Powell's never ceases to please the book lover. My daughter who is a third grade teacher fell in love with the amount of used books in high quality condition that were available to purchase for her classroom.so many floors of books, we recommend you get...More

Thank LNess70
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