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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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1005 W Burnside St, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR
+1 503-228-4651
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sure, digital selection outweighs the contents of Powell's... But: - The sights are worth it - The smells are worth it - The slow, meandering through the isles is worth it - The rare books section was worth it My only sadness? Wish there were...More

Thank Mpfisher
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was walking around and found this spot was near so we checked it out. It looks small from outside but once you walk in, it's massive. It's awesome to check out and see the variety available that you normally don't see at any bookstore. They...More

Thank Mighty2Mighty
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are a reader - go with a plan. It is so easy to get lost in the shelves for hours. I found something to read in every room! This is my second time. Wish I could go more frequently.

Thank LAF189
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I admit i order a lot from Amazon. But the joy of getting lost in aisles of books is inexplicable. If you love books, do find some time to visit this store in Portland :)

Thank Indrani S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a bookstore! We spent 45 minutes and had to leave (I was hungry) so we went back the next day! There is something for every book lover. If you are looking for a new author to try, there are lots of recommendations. If you...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This book store is incredible! Such a cool experience walking through and exploring! Its a total must see!

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I swore when I went in I wouldn't buy another book as I have a backlog already , but I did ! Also a Portland t shirt ! 4 floors of new and used books and really cool people that still read !!

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This must be one of the biggest book stores I have ever been in and so interesting. I liked the second hand book price sections and also the rare book room. Lots to see here and easy to spend a good hour just browsing.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Powell's has EVERYTHING you could want that is in print. We found the books we were looking for with ease. Lots of helpful and friendly staff in every direction. Love the extra Portland souvenirs, games and gifts. We really enjoyed our time just wandering and...More

Thank GinaStruble
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tons of books new and used. Great selection. Better to go on a weekday because this place gets jammed packed on the weekend.

Thank RamblinTrav
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Pamelia S
26 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