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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 lovers” (328 reviews)
“coffee shop” (290 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 13 September 2017

This is a must for anyone travelling to Portland, even if you dont think you will have time, make time. There is a coffee shop with some basic lunch foods, like rolls and quiche, and good coffee. I suggest you get yourself some books and...More

Thank Ami H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone who loves books loves powells. Period. It is a must visit for bibliophiles . I find it almost too much and actually perfer their smaller store in Beaverton. But that's me. They have everything. Except magazines which is a puzzle . It's a Portland...More

Thank Louiseida
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I brought a friend from The Netherlands in for a visit. Powell's is always fun, interesting with tons of great gift ideas.

Thank jkingspencer
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The help were very friendly and helpful. I just stopped to replace some broken reading glasses and feel glad I stopped there.

Thank joanp232
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you are into books - you won't be reading reviews about this place. You would already be here. For the rest, it is worth adding this as a stop on your city exploration. This place is big. It has its own map you can...More

1  Thank NolicReggib
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is really an amazing book store. If you are in the area you must visit. Its very worth it. There is so much to see and a great amount of used books. Plan to be here for a few hours as the store is...More

Thank chrishH9702ZN
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the biggest, most comprehensive bookstores I have ever visited. The selection is a little better than that in John King Books in Detroit and the Strand in New York, but still can't come close to that in Foyle's Books in London....More

Thank peter k
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I have to set a dollar limit before I even step into Powell's. I go to the most resistable sections first, then save my favorite areas for last. Yum, brain dessert!

Thank VCBestor
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Powell's is an institution in Portland, and it is well worth the visit. It's an entire city block, and it holds all the tomes you could hope for! As you walk in, there's a bag check if you need it, and you can pick up...More

Thank karamcnamara1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted to love this bookstore, but it was average in my opinion. It is a large building but I have found better selection in other used bookstores at better prices. They did have cute selection of socks and other items.

Thank ColeenRN
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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