Normally I wouldn't review book stores, but this one deserves a mention. Even living in the Seattle area, you always hear about Powells and it lives up to it's reputation. You could spend hours here and not get through everything. It took a while just to walk through all 4 levels. I usually spend time in 2 areas of a bookstore. One is the travel section. If you're planning a trip anywhere in the world, I'm sure Powells has a book somewhere or it can get it for you. The travel section is huge in itself. They do have a rare book section, but I skipped that section. The place takes up a whole city block. Even if you are not into books, one should take a few moments when in the downtown Portland area and check out this shopping marvel. It's a Portland must-see.
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