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“Huge bookstore with brand new & preloved books”

Powell's City of Books
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USD 20.00*
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Downtown Portland Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 152 Shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest book store.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

When in Portland, especially for book readers, Powell's is a must-see! They have a huge selection of books! What I especially love is that they have a good amount and selection of second-hand books, which makes buying good books affordable!

The ambience is cozy and welcoming. You can gently and quietly browse among their many shelves. They also have a nice little cafe at the ground floor if you get hungry or thirsty while browsing.

Thank leasj
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went there with my son. This place is huge. Huge. Will more than likely have what your after. Sales staff super helpful and it is easy to navigate around the store. Pretty impressive and highly recommend going for a look.

Thank Ceja77
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is rare when they don't have a book you are looking for. There are four levels of books and a coffee cafe if you need sustenance to keep looking! The people working here are super friendly and very helpful. Keep and eye on visiting authors, they draw some really good authors from time to time and worth coming for. Parking can be a challenge but there are a couple parking garages nearby and it's right on the mass trans street car line. It's a must see place if in Portland! Happy searching!!

Thank balloonr
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

WOW - to see an old icon - a book store like you grew up,around 30 years ago and still going strong in this digital age is remarkable. Well done.
What was an eye opener for me was the amount of young adults there - I thought they were stuck in social media and gadgets - how refreshing to see them here.

Thank scottyAuckland
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Huge book store! My daughter could of stayed here all day. 3 or 4 floors coffee lounge. Very helpful employees. Parking can be a bit of a problem. They have their own parking but it can be tricking getting into. Definitely recommend if your in the area and like to read

Thank Jeffrey S
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