Powell’s City of Books

Location -
1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Neighborhood - Pearl District

Categories - Attractions, Be PDX, Books/Music, Family Fun, Flowers/Cards, Gifts/Souvenirs, Portland Essentials

Features - Family Friendly, Near Portland Streetcar, Portland Essentials

From humble storefront beginnings in 1971, Powell’s has grown into a Portland landmark and one of the world’s great bookstores. Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books contains more than 1.5 million books in 3,500 different sections. Get a cup of joe at the in-store coffee shop (where you’re welcome to peruse up to three books), take a ride on the three-door elevator (one of only a handful in the country!), grab a map to navigate the nine color-coded rooms, and lose yourself in the largest used and new bookstore on Earth.

Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m., 365 days a year.

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