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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“coffee shop” (240 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 2 days ago

This is one of those rare places you have to see to believe. They have user-friendly computers to help you find what you are looking for. I just wish the Coffee Shop was a little bigger.

Thank Llayla P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can spend hours (days) in the Powell bookstore. It is huge with books for everyone. There are also other items, such as cups, greeting cards and gift items. There's a coffee shop and you can literally spend your entire day finding books if any...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can you say about Powell's that hasn't been said before? Without a doubt the most impressive book store I have ever visited and just a real treat to wander through the many sections and see the unbelievable selection of great reads! If you're planning...More

Thank Jr43528
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome. Able to find an odd title that I had been trying to find for a long time. If you are into books it's worth checking out.

Thank chrisakennedy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They have just about anything you may be looking for.....they are so large the main store has a second building across the street for some technical books. They let you take books into the cafe to read and you just leave them on the return...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are NOT book lovers but enjoyed a visit. They have an endless supply of old and new books. The staff was helpful with our one request for a book on maps of Portland. Great place to take your children to get a new book.

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this bookstore with new and used titles . Whole city block. Easy access from light rail or bus or walk. Friendly staff. Give yourself at least one hour to browse for your favorite books. A real treasure if you love to read!

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Powell's is my Disneyland. I can spend a day here. It is always the first and last place I visit when I am in Portland. The staff is fantastic. There is always plenty of help and it is wonderful to have staff that reads and...More

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love book stores! Yes, it's huge but set up in an easy to navigate way. My niece & nephew loved looking for books. They also loved being at the world's largest bookstore. It's a great place to explore.

Thank LisafromNHollywood
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very unique book store and anyone visiting Portland, Oregon should visit the store to see why. If you are a "booky", you won't believe what a great store this is.

Thank Sheila B
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