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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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“coffee shop” (240 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 April 16, 2017

This is a great place for bookworms to get lost for a day or two. So many rooms with so many titles it was almost overwhelming.

Thank BlueSuedeShoez
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

All readers should have a Powell Book store to go to. They have something for everyone including a cafe.

Thank Puntagordatraveler
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

But they have just about anything you could want, both new and used. A bibliophile's dream. Parking in the area is a bit challenging but worth it. Four floors of book perfection.

Thank Monsoondreamer
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Huge bookstore with fun vibe. Fun to browse through the books. Also, Portland souvenirs. Coffer shop--can take book in to look at while you have your coffee.

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We are so lucky to have a true classic like Powell still around. We dropped in and had trouble pulling ourselves out of this place..... so much to read and browse thru. They have done a remarkable job keeping up with the times and at...More

Thank GemStateRoadtripers
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Parking available in the parkade. Open late. Coffee shop. Some secondhand books. Gifts and souvenirs. This was my second visit. I love the smell of this place. There are many levels to this bookstore. Take an hour to have a gander!

Thank Elle D
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to sell books back for store credit (they offer cash, but let's be honest, I'm really there to browse for more wonderful books!) I prefer to go to the location downtown to sell my books, and then I get a...More

Thank JLB02
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Powell's City of Books is a treasure. There are always wonderful surprises--books you've never heard of but must have, books you forgot all about, books you've read and loved. You can take a book or two to the cafe and enjoy a foamy latte while...More

Thank ScottOntheGo
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been - just go already ! It's the perfect locally owned / quirky bookstore - has everything you need / want ... Great selection ... Great vibe . The end .

Thank Erin R
Reviewed April 12, 2017

No trip to Portland is complete without a trip to this EPIC bookstore! Do not skip it, and give yourself a couple of hours to explore. The rare book collection upstairs is so interesting! Be prepared- it's the biggest book shop you've ever seen, complete...More

Thank Wendy B
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