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Powell's City of Books

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Neighbourhood: Pearl
As featured in 3 Days in Portland and 2 other guides
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Address: 1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Phone Number: +1 503-228-4651
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The world's largest book store.

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Book Nirvana

Powell's is the world's most quintessential book store and a please all visitors to Portland Oregon must visit. Not only do they have the most outstanding inventory of new books... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Powell's is the world's most quintessential book store and a please all visitors to Portland Oregon must visit. Not only do they have the most outstanding inventory of new books, but also used and hard to find books, all in one location!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can't find it here, it probably is rare. This is my favorite bookstore I have ever been to - it's always fun to see what is new. In addition to books, they have great local gifts and trinkets. A great place to people watch as well. I could spend hours here - you should too! Can get pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skip the chains. This place has a huge selection of new and used. Great staff. Enough anarchy in the layout to help you get lost in interesting ways and find even more books than you ever thought you would need. Certainly the best bookstore I've been in and I've checked stores from Portland Maine to PDX (oh, and England and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At least it's not an original sin to love a bookstore. This place is amazing. It's hard to imagine a better place for readers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This store is amazing. Plan on spending hours checking out new and used books. They have alot of books that are now out of print, so if you are looking for something you can't order new anymore you may find the it here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been here for several years - so this was a nostalgic pilgrimage to stroll the tall shelves of books. Expansive sections and variety, new and used. Picked up an Italian cook book and a book on touring Spain. (Restraint and a budget kept me from about six more books) A must-visit for any literate person visiting Portland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Powell's Books is a place for anyone to visit, but it is especially a treat for anyone who loves books. Even if you only have 5 minutes ... Go in! If you have more time ... Take it. There are things for readers and non-readers of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to look at. It left nothing to be desired. Been there multiple times and still have not seen everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful self treat is a visit to Powell's. The book selections are absolutely endless and if you are willing to take your time you can find real bargains among the used books. Shop carefully, because you can often find several price variances in looking at multiple used books of a specific title. You need time for a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a marvel for voracious readers. My teen and I spent hours here. So much inventory of both new and used books. We even found an old beloved novel we have searched high and low for. Selection is enormous and store is quirky in a great way. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Portland for a day or... More 

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