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Powell's City of Books

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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The world's largest book store.
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97209-3114
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed yesterday

A must do if a visitor to Portland. The staff are super friendly and very much appear to love their jobs. There is free car parking on site for 1 hour and other deals for extended parking if you buy $100+ of books. We had...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I could have spent hours and hours in this place. Love reading the recommendations of books written by the staff. They are really passionate and come across.

Thank Angi P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Books and more books. One of our favorite things to do on a nice day is to visit The nearby food carts and then head over to Powell’s to spend the afternoon. It’s just a great place to get lost for the whole family. Staff...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a place to get lost for hours, days, who knows how long. There are so many books you just can't decide. I walked out with only 2 books, only because I flew to Portland and didn't have room in my bag. The staff...More

Thank Tillie05
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is nothing left me holding a book. I so love a book store. The smell of books. The display of books. The huge range of books. Hang out, wander the floors, drink some coffee,etc. It’s all here. Bring your kids...so they can also get...More

Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What's not to like? We wandered through room after room of books and were tempted to get totally lost. We love books so could have spent hours here

Thank Barganax
Reviewed 5 days ago

This bookstore is so great. There are multiple floors, so many wonderful sections. If you can think of a genre, they have it. There are new books, used books, specialty editions, first editions, games, post cards. I cannot say enough good things. The staff is...More

Thank jessica m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this store as it was highlighted on our tourist map. Wow, what an amazing bookstore. Huge (multiple floors) and incredible range of every book known to man. Also secondhand books too. Well worth a few hours browsing.

Thank Camda
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun to browse with tons of books that cover 1000s of topics. Great coffee shop on premises. They buy old book! Great people watching

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This bookstore was something to behold for sure. A full city block, and so much to see! I was only too sad that I couldn't stay to get beyond 3 shelfstacks. You need multiple days to get through this beast of a bookstore! :) Hope...More

Thank JJ M
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Response from Lauren O | Reviewed this property |
They have a parking lot! I also usually find parking on the street a couple blocks to the west. And, I often combine Powell's with a stop at Whole Foods, so I park at Whole Foods, go to Powell's, come back to WF and buy what... More