Powell’s City of Books can give New York’s the Strand a run for its money! This huge book store occupies an entire city block.
The shelves are crammed with new and used books on every topic imaginable. Aside from books, they also sell notebooks, bags, travel supplies, stationary and bookmarks, of course. (I bought this cute Bridges of Portland shirt!) There is a cozy cafe where you can sip on one of Portland’s famous coffee brews while reading your new book.
This is me being pretty much in heaven. Powell’s has other locations in the city, but this is the best (and biggest) location. Between their online sales and brick and motor stores, Powell’s has over four million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. Wow!
Powell’s City of Books is at 1005 W Burnside St.