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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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“coffee shop” (251 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 yesterday

This was probably the most exciting bookstore I've ever been in. If you love books this is a great stop in Portland - you can find just about anything you are looking for on any topic - and when you're lucky you can find used...More

Thank MGG47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the last stop on a ten day trip. Even though my luggage was stuffed I couldn't resist buying some books. All book lovers definitely need to stop here, just for a chance to soak in all the lovely reading material. If I lived...More

Thank Natsy42
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Book lover or not you have to see this place. Wall to wall books and on many levels!!! Wonderful place!

Thank Jenniferam1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun to walk around the many levels. They ANYTHING you would want. We arrived around 9 am on Sunday. After Powell's we checked out some of downtown. Later that afternoon Powell's was almost too busy to enjoy that "just browsing" vibe.

Thank ColoradoLili
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great collection of books A comfortable shopping experience An experience not to be missed Extremely knowledgeable enthusiastic staff Coffee shop attached Parking garage - I suggest you check it out I personally prefer to park elsewhere

Thank Larrycusackdownard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

New books, used books, helpful staff...what's not to like? Oh and it's independent & has a good coffee shop! It's a bit funky (in a good way) & the books are inexpensive. Bring a list of books that you are interested in....or you might wind...More

Thank SeattleCrazyhair
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was very interesting to see the giant bookstore I'd heard so much about. They truly have a huge selection. It's not always easy to find what you're looking for, but the employees were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I was a bit disappointed in the...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely a must see when visiting Portland, the legendary Powell's bookstore. Tantamount to a cathedral of literature, a triumph.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Powell's city of books is a massive book store located in Portland, OR. Four? Floors of books and various games, toys and souvenir t-shirts can be purchased here. There's also a coffee cafe and random places to sit, eat and read. There's a rare book...More

Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

That is the place that, hopefully, Amazon will never beat - millions of book, new and used, to go through, buy or smell

Thank Scipion-Paris
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