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Powell's City of Books: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97209-3114
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting place to visit if you like books, plus it also has some various gift items if you are looking for something else. There are new and used books here. Unfortunately I did not find one out of print book I was looking for, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing loved seeing all the new and used books wish I knew about it before I went I would have brought some books to donate

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aprile M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This bookshop was recommended to us by our friends from Spokane. Wow! A bookshop that takes up a whole city block! Never seen a book shop this big before. There was everything you could think of in here, I like graphic novels and have never...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank r0bertkeiths
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re into books, or even if you’re not, this is still a pretty cool stop. It is the largest bookstore I think I’ve ever been in. We even purchased books! Go figure.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Loomin8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent over an hour here browsing the multiple floors. Although crowded, well worth going and every category to be found. Grab a coffee in the store also..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steve1161
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great bookstore store but you expose young readers to lots of F words on socks ,cards ,books paper goods etc. Not sure what we feel that’s necessary. Put it in the adult section. Come on have some respect.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank danl32
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're a book lover there is nothing like this - plan to spend an afternoon here. Nice coffee too.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BingaDinga
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had amazing time atthis book store. I am nota big book reader but walking into this shop- you suddenly feel like you need to grab a book a cup of coffee and start reading it. They got book for all taste and ages!!!!! We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Inna A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I could have spent a week in this place and still not had enough time to peruse it's many genre of books. I easily found what I was interested in with the help of friendly staff. This was one of my top best sites to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jerri L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to this visit for some time, but now I am not so thrilled. I went twice. Once at night and the store was kinda empty and that was cool. I didn't care for homeless encampment I had to get through...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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July 27, 2019|
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Response from KirkM307 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by the front door there are benches next to the windows where people sit.
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Response from Lauren O | Reviewed this property |
They have a parking lot! I also usually find parking on the street a couple blocks to the west. And, I often combine Powell's with a stop at Whole Foods, so I park at Whole Foods, go to Powell's, come back to WF and buy what... More