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“Must Stop”

Powell's City of Books
Ranked #1 of 158 Shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest book store.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What would a visit to Portland be without a stop at Powells. Be ready to spend some time, you will be sorry if you only carve out 30 minutes, after all you think "it's just a book store".....not a good plan, if you love books or looking for a momento of your trip this is the place and don't think this will be quick.

Thank dreamofengland
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We loved our stop at Powell’s. The store is huge, but very well organized and there are a ton of helpful people. The parking was great. Free for the first hour and very cheap for a couple of hours. Everyone found something they wanted to read and bring home. Worth a stop!

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a bookstore with almost everything (it had an out of order bathroom while we were there...please de-gender your bathrooms or women will need to liberate the men's room). Magazines of all types, books, fun posters, socks and doo-dads, and books, books, books. There are new books, used books, textbooks, books by local authors, books on sale, books for children, young adults, and the long grown. There is a coffee room, places to sit and browse, and it's as big as many local libraries.

Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We go here at least one a month, and it never gets old, in fact, it’s always “new”.
One of the nice features is you call sell your already read books back, which we’ve done for years.
Our Grandkids love this place.

Thank wayflos
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Yes it can be hard to park-there is a parking lot close, but in my experience it’s often full. Yes it will probably be raining when you walk from your car or the max light rail stop. But it you like books, new and used, this store is a huge fun maze of all kinds of books. The rooms are color coded by category (for example, mysteries might be in the gold room, automotive in the red room) and they provide free maps, as well as lots of signage, and staff recommendations. And isn’t just books-they other have fun Portland souvenirs and gifts. There is also a coffee shop on site. I am in Portland a few times a year and I never miss Powell’s. Highly recommended.

Thank Coug1984
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