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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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“book store” (541 reviews)
“book lovers” (328 reviews)
“coffee shop” (290 reviews)
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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be prepared to spend a few hours. Just a treasure trove of books. The map makes it easy to find any are you are intertested in browsing. Very helpful staff. It even has a coffee shop. Just a wonderful place!

Thank Maevecc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a whim, I went with a coworker. I had never heard of this place before this. If you love reading, you could be lost here for hours. They organize the place by color code. Staff is helpful. Coffee shop is always packed. Prices are...More

Thank Dakota513
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Powell’s City of Books is one of the world’s largest independent bookstores which spans 4 floors of an entire city block with over a million new, used and rare books. It’s the best book shop I’ve ever been in. I spent 90 minutes checking out...More

Thank VikkiBee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh, my! Next to Disneyland, this is my favorite place on earth. It is HUGE and filled with amazing books, related materials and knowledgable staff. Take a day, wander in and get lost.

Thank Germaine B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Powell’s Bookstore is the largest Bookstore in the US. It has everything, inexpensive to moderately expensive, used books to new books. Covering all genres. In store map, professional and personable staff. They buy some books and it is a good place to clean out your...More

Thank Leslie Juan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is that this place is massive. I am not an avid reader at all but this place was worth getting to see at least once. I pretty sure they had every book possible. Worth the trip downtown to see this place....More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love books make this a stop. Floors and floors and rooms and rooms of books. A rare book room. That’s all I need to say.

1  Thank DLC57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place that never disappoints. There is nothing quite like it in the entire United States. While other bookstores are shutting their doors in droves, Powell’s continues to thrive. It’s a testament to Portland’s culture that it can support such a place.

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of books that you can hold in your hand, or any written content, on any topic that you can imagine, it is easy to purposely get lost in reading, browsing and learning in this amazing book store. It's a maze...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal. We sourced many obscure titles in here that we were not at all expecting to find. Visit Powell’s, you will lose yourself here!

Thank Munch29
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Pamelia S
25 August 2017|
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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