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“Lovely library”

Multnomah County Central Library
Ranked #30 of 448 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely library”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is a beautiful library with artwork, a nice Friends gift shop, beautiful stairways and ceiling. Looks like a lot of books and computers available. I like the Beverly Cleary Childrens section.

Visited June 2014
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful building and excellent collection”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I love old libraries and even more so when they hew to the principles of making knowledge available to everyone.

Visited May 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Portland's centerpiece in its love of books”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This beautiful historic library serves as the centerpiece to the Multnomah County Library system (ranking 2nd among U.S. libraries for circulation, an impressive feat given Portland’s modest population). I believe the building and the books, media, etc contained within the library do an excellent job as the center of this system. The library is split over three levels, well divided by subject, with ample tables and computers for research and reading. I have found the collection impressive and easy to navigate and the library employees have all always been helpful. In a city that adores the written word as much as Portland, it is only fitting that the library fit that love and passion.

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What an amazing Library!!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I love books and old buildings and this place combines both!! It's a multi storied huge place filled with everything your heart could desire when it comes to literature and knowledge!! And just a cool place to walk around in too!! It's located in the heart of downtown Portland, so while you are waking around looking at everything else, help yourself and swing in and have a look around!! ENJOY!! :-)

Visited August 2013
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Oakland CA
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great resource in a great city”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Anyone can come in and find the answers to pressing questions or a good book, dvd, cd or an exhibit you won't see elsewhere.

Visited February 2014
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