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Powell's City of Books

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A Fantastic Bookstore for people of all ages and cultures. Even if you don’t purchase , a visit and a wander is well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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My whole family loves books and this is the place to find them! The store takes up a whole city block and is at least 3 floors. All the rows are numbered and different sections are color coded. It can be a little tricky to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing store. The collection of books goes on and on. Books were available that are out of print and it holds endless resources for whatever interests you.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Marcia33
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve never seen a bookstore like this. Thousands upon thousands titles, with hardcover, paperback, and used close to each other; super convenient. They have it all, from current best-sellers and new releases to limited circulation titles. Nice selection for all ages. Helpful staff.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank caddiedaddy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome city block of books. Three stories used and new books.Something for everyone. They will ship cheaply if you are limited on suitcase space. Bibliophile’s must see.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank H1807UPjoanm
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was expecting a small, cozy type bookstore. To my surprise, this place is huge!!! A book lover's paradise. They also have tons of used books. There's a coffee shop where you can grab a cup of joe, relax, and people watch. We enjoyed wondering...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Biggest bookstore ever. A must go to if you are in downtown Portland Oregon. Amazing four stories, nice displays, great colors and tons and tons of 📚 books

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lriveira
Reviewed 3 days ago

For many, many years I would make. A pilgrimage once a year,. Twenty years ago the old hippies who remembered the original Powell’s would sigh with disappointment And I..with my unearned confidence conflated my enthusiasm with all those books. But, they were right. Bit by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AdamS2078
Reviewed 5 days ago

Plan to spend the day if you are a true bibliophile! This place is huge, with many rooms, several “gifty” areas scattered throughout, and a great coffeehouse. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can get on their want list and they...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another must do in Portland, and like Voodoo Donuts, there’s so much variety! Unlike Voodoo, you will burn calories trying to make sure you don’t miss anything. Great selections and helpful staff.

Date of experience: June 2019
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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