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“One of the best public libraries ever”

Multnomah County Central Library
Ranked #28 of 447 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“One of the best public libraries ever”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

It's really large and has a lot of historical features plus a great sculpture in the Children's part.

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Portland, Oregon
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98 reviews
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“A gem in downtown Portland”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

The building is beautiful, and interior is decorated with a gorgeous stairway of black marble. I like how open it feels inside. The staff is friendly and very informative and always there to help with any questions. It's a wonderful peaceful place to spend time in.

Visited October 2012
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Elliston
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4 reviews
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“Check this out.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Impressive and welcoming. In a neat neighborhood of interesting stores and cafes. There is a gift shop in which to find well-priced, better than the average, souvenir of Portland.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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“A Beautiful Library!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I love books, so I’m at the library often. Not only does the library have a great collection of book, DVDs and CDs. They also have free wi-fi if you have your own device and I think they give visitors passes to use their computers. The building is beautiful. Take note of the engraved marble stairs and the very, very cool Beverly Cleary Children’s library that has a metallic tree in the middle of it. The staff is wonderful and friendly considering the many transients that they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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“Lucky”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We are so lucky to have such a fantastic resource in our community. Something for everyone and a great resource in these hard economic times. Please support your library!!

Visited September 2012
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