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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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The world's largest book store.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book lovers” (328 reviews)
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Powell's books is more than a local book store. It is an adventure, a tourist destination, a gift shop, a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. You can find anything there! And of course there is a coffee shop inside where you can enjoy your...More

Thank susanjN8398ZI
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I love going to Powell's! The best bookstore that I have ever been to. Bookstores are closing and Powell's is thriving; great selection and atmosphere.

Thank kkranenburg
Reviewed September 6, 2017

yes, it is talked of as the place to visit in portland for book lovers... well, it is. floors of books. stacks and shelves. maps and postcards. coffee. lunch. rare books locked away for special viewing. travel. nostalgia fiction of year 1900's. modern games of...More

Thank jackwidely
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We stayed very nearby Powell's and Teen daughter loves bookstores....They are open late, have a coffee shop, huge selection, used books, new books, rare books. Will definitely go back next time I"m in Portland. Loved it.

Thank JenMBoston
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Although I've managed to squeeze in a stop in Portland and a visit to Powells no matter where in the country I've lived on my way to visit family in Seattle: Arizona, the East Coast, Montana and now a suburb of Portland, I always feel...More

Thank HungryHedda
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you even kinda like books, you'll love this bookstore. It's amazing. An entire city block full of new books and old books and maps and interesting little gifts. (The parking garage is it's own adventure, try it only if you are a thrill seeker...More

Thank jennabazner
Reviewed September 6, 2017

No matter what time you go by Powell's (during their open hours) it is packed with people. Great energy and you can lose yourself for many hours strolling around the multiple levels of the store.

Thank ShayBo
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A very wide selection of books in all categories. We have shopped for grandchildren in the children's section and for ourselves in numerous sections. Never been disappointed.

Thank Roderic D
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Like most natives of an area, I have not gone to any of Powell's several locations myself although I have driven past the main store on Burnside Street many times. I used to man the information booth at the Oregon Zoo and I got a...More

Thank 1943Cookie
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Powell' City of Books draws folks from all over for good reason. A maze of rooms provides an excellent selection of both new and used books. If you aren't looking for reading material, you will find lots of great gift ideas...from serious to Portland weird....More

Thank Teri T
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Pamelia S
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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