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Powell's City of Books
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$20.00*
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Downtown Portland Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 146 Shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest book store.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used books stacked next to new books. Every genre you can think of. A wall of popular sellers in the Orange Room. And don’t forget the rare book room upstairs. Oh, yes, usually very helpful staff.

Thank nancyhiser
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"book store"
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"book lovers"
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"coffee shop"
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"rare book room"
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"color coded"
in 101 reviews
"city block"
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"multiple floors"
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"could spend hours"
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"children's section"
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"this place is huge"
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"gift items"
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"lover's paradise"
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"huge selection"
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"visiting portland"
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"rainy day"
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"the pearl"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bookstore is huge!! You could easily spend an entire day here just browsing their selection of books. Not only do they have books but also games, socks, tees, and other miscellaneous goodies! They have several rooms and even a coffee shop in the store.

Thank Annie J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place with a million books to look through. Great rainy day activity in Portland. You really could spend hours here. Loved scouring the poetry section!

Thank katpilch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This store is one of the most incredible book stores anywhere. There are floors and floors of all kinds of books and more. It is wonderful to see that the e-readers have not affected this place. I love it!

Thank FLB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was able to visit on a Sunday and took the tour (occur at 1000 and 1600). Friendly staff escort you around the massive book store pointing out unique touches, directional landmarks, and sharing stories. Really enjoyed it.

As far as the book store goes, seriously, it is AWESOME! I wandered for almost 3 hours and could have stayed longer. I was trying to be restrained and only purchased two items. I have a book problem.....the first step is admitting it :)

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