Powell's City of Books, Portland, Oregon

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1005 W Burnside St

Portland, OR 97209-3300

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(503) 228-4651


  • 3 mentions in Family w/ 3 boys looking for unique portland experience

    • Brew J.

      Brew J. said, "...and rice paired with dipping sauce (basic, and very good). This place always has a line. Also in the vicinity is Powell's City of Books which is a Portland institution. So, a nice triangle with the kids would be: Powell's, Alder Pod or Tasty..." See More

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...the side of house-made kettle chips that comes with each sandwich. Dad can order a "bunkmosa" (Coors Light with OJ ;). Powell's City of Books is also an awesome place for kids/young inquisitive minds to explore. Shelves upon shelves of books with really cool..." See More

    • Elliott L.

      Elliott L. said, "...your kid's hot chocolate, a panini, a pastry, or a gelato, take a seat, and people watch. . * Browsing through Powell's City of Books: Even if your kids are not totally committed to reading, you shouldn't miss Powell’s. One of the world’s..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Seattle and Portland! What are hidden gems in these cities?

    • Tracy A.

      Tracy A. said, "...tour (though the view in November might not be great due to cloud cover). Also don't miss International Rose Test Garden Powell's City of Books. The Country Cat Dinner House & Barand The Observatory also have delicious food, and for the quintessential Portland..." See More

    • Liz A.

      Liz A. said, "...You asked for hidden gems but also must see... I'll share some thoughts that hopefully hit a bit of both notes. Powell's City of Books !Portland Saturday MarketGlow in the dark mini golf (haven't tried it yet but sounds fun!)Redux jewelry boutique and gallery..." See More

  • 1 mention in Artsy area with fun little shops

    • Melissia S.

      Melissia S. said, "...the Pearl District. Please check out the First Thursday schedule. The Pearl has great shops, coffee and don't forget to visit Powell's City of Books. http://www.firstthursdayportland.com..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best free things to do in Portland?

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...Farmer's markets! Great place for people watching. Let's not forget wandering around Powell's City of Books. Seriously, all you need to do to have fun in Portland is walk. You will stumble upon the fun...." See More

  • 1 mention in 3 days in Portland- best inexpensive & fun activities?

    • Adam S.

      Adam S. said, "...If you like books (or just bookstores), definitely go to Powell's City of Books. It's right near Little Big Burger as Adriana mentioned...." See More

  • 1 mention in Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?

    • Liz A.

      Liz A. said, "...BridgePort BrewPub and Rogue Ales Public House in the Pearl District, and while in the area, you should stop in to Powell's City of Books. I can spend an entire day there! Burnside Brewing Co. lets you get a sampler of as many..." See More

  • 1 mention in Romantic weekend trip in Portland

    • Hannah C.

      Hannah C. said, "...the local goodness that Oregon offers. Hop on the street car and you can head up to The Pearl and experience Powell's City of Books and get lost in the enormity of the books they stock. One more trip on the streetcar will take..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where to sleep between SF and Portland? & Favorite restaurant in Portland?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...Alder - the entire block is surrounded by food trucks of all kinds and flavors. This could be a huge meal. Powell's City of Books (just a cool place to stop) is nearby and the popular Voodoo Doughnuts is a quick walk from there...." See More

  • 1 mention in Dining on a budget?

    • Brew J.

      Brew J. said, "...else to choose from. Bonus is that Ruby Jewel Scoops other shop is right around the corner. Cool to combine with Powell's City of Books which is a Portland institution. Lardo has several locations and is a pretty mean and awesome sandwich...." See More

  • 1 mention in Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?

    • Liz A.

      Liz A. said, "...The Portland Saturday Market, Powell's City of Books and I haven't done it yet, but Glowing Greens glow in the dark mini-golf sounds kid-friendly and fun!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where are the best food trucks in the world?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...You can't think "foodtruck" without thinking of Portland. There's an entire city block lined and spilling over with trucks near Powell's City of Books at 10th and Alder. The selection is incredible. Go hungry and try things from several trucks. There are several websites..." See More

  • 1 mention in Oregon in the spring- where is the best place to visit?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...Portland SW 6th & Yamhill where Nordstrom sits on one side and the upscale Pioneer Place sits on the other.Go to Powell's City of Books. It's a local favorite, a true city of books, and they have food and great coffee too. Explore..." See More

  • 1 mention in Places to see in Portland

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...Aerial Tram down the hill to South WaterfrontThen take the Streetcar into Downtown (the Streetcar is right outside the tram station)Visit Powell's City of Books. Powell’s is a must-visit if you’re in Portland. It is the largest bookstore ever. It takes up a..." See More

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