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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” (540 reviews)
“book lovers” (328 reviews)
“coffee shop” (289 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 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible Bookstore. They have such an amazing collection and variety of books and some pretty amazing swag as well. If you like ironic stocking stuffer sized/priced gifts this is a must visit in PDX for sure. My wife and I go every...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Just wanted to stay forever. I never got out of the young adult room and was there for 2 hours! Wish we had scheduled more time. Used and new books side by side and displays of their favorites which I wanted to...More

Thank fourmileswest
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an amazing maze of stores, different levels, all filled with books. Also a must is to have time to explore! Very helpful staff - they know their books. It's also fun to sit at the reading bar where you can look outside and follow...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge bookstore with endless isles of books. A must stop if you are visiting Portland. Grab a coffee inside and stay awhile. Expect panhandlers outside, they are usually harmless.

Thank johngM6161PP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Having come to the city 3x in the past year, we now plan a couple hours as part of each trip. It is so amazing to see the vast organization of this place. The different rooms and genres inspire interest in books...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge store, great selection! Loved perusing the rare books collection! If you love books, do not miss this landmark.

Thank PaulaMorin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powell’s has everything a book lover could want. We spent half a day there and did not make a dent in the sections of interest to us.

Thank Yesheyozhik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love books; this is the place to be. One of the largest collections of rare, classic, contemporary, and anything else you seek..... and don't forget to stop by their coffee shop for a savory drink!!

Thank SH_PDX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This book store is known world wide and a definite must see on your visit to Portland. You can order online also. They sell both new and used books (and buy the ones you are finished reading!) so you can browse them side by side....More

Thank whoever447
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you travel to Portland, you must stop by Powell’s City of Books. I can easily spend all day there. It can seem a little overwhelming, but there are signs located in various places to help customers get their bearing and point people in the...More

Thank oscarthetravelingcat
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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