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“Incredible”

Powell's City of Books
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US$20.00*
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Downtown Portland Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 152 Shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest book store.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love going to the wonderful book readings. They have almost nightly readings and we try to go to 2-3 per month. We live over 60 miles away, but it is well worth the trip. Their fiction section alone is bigger than most books stores. I love books and never tire of wondering through it's aisles.

Thank gamuller59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and visit it every time I have a few extra minutes downtown. There is floor after floor with an amazing selection of just about any topic you can think of.
They also have fun gifts and stuff like journals, t shirts, smart wool socks (I always check for any that are marked down because they usually have a few pairs), games, toys, kitchen gadgets, calendars, fun bags, stickers, pins, travel stuff, maps, art, themed accessories and any number of other fun items. They add new things all the time.
The staff are really helpful if you want them to be.
There is a paring garage around the corner that is free with your receipt for I think 2 hours...check with the gate guy to be sure though because those things change.
Don't yell at me if they stopped doing that. :)
It's a great place to take visitors too. I always took my middle school art class field trip kids here in addition to the PAM.
I highly recommend it.

Thank staytruenorthwest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to roam though it gets very hot inside in the summer. They have a very wide selection of books though they are usually at full price - sometimes even more expensive than at Barnes and Noble. The cafe is sometimes a nice place to hang out but more often than not it is packed. Very few places to sit comfortably and read. Overall a great atmosphere but your wallet might not agree!

Thank C M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible as ever. So much to see, so much to find. Employees are helpful and personable. A must stop for any reader, just plan to take your time. You can lose hours!

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Portland, it's definitely worth visiting Powell's Books. They have everything. Their kids section is fun for kids and I love the travel section.

Thank Wendy H
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