Powell's City of Books

Bookstore, Art Gallery
1005 W Burnside St (at NW 10th Ave.)
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4651
Monday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 11:00pm

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Tips

  • "Powells City of Books is the largest independent bookstore in the US. Actually, it's not so impressive when you realize there are only 4 bookstores left in the US." - Conan O'Brien
  • Read. Think. Discuss. Grow. Now read some more.
  • Portland: It claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. With over 4 million used and new books, you're sure to find that Slash autobiography you've been looking for! -IFC Staff
  • Grab a coffee and a window seat and just try to read your book while the city walks by.
  • Buy my books when u are here :)
  • Extensive used book selection
  • They have an app!
  • Blue Room.
  • Trade-in old books for credit and find something new to read.
  • This is a must if you are visiting Portland for the first time.
  • City of books, indeed! Best part - the used are filed right alongside the new.
  • Portland classic.
  • It claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. With over 4 million used and new books, you're sure to find that Slash autobiography you've been looking for!
  • getchyo bookz dawg. s^ portland.
  • Powell's workers probably have more attitude than any Portlander. Which is nice because everyone in Portland is so damned nice.
  • The best place to buy the Happy Hour Guidebook!
  • Immense downtown bookstore that puts New York City's Strand to shame. Follow the signs or end up lost for hours. Lovely mix of new and used; mass-market and small press. Great coffee shop too.
  • Read a book that you don't have to plug in to charge
  • Find business books on the ground fl. Orange Room, Aisles 531-534. Were impressed with the selection of business writing, green business, and non-profit books. So many books on grant-writing!
  • Don't go unless you plan on buying something. The temptation is just too much.

Nearby places

210 NW 11th Ave (at NW Davis St)
22 SW 3rd Ave (at SW Ankeny St)
1026 SW Stark St. (at SW 11th Ave.)