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Powell's City of Books

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Housed in a five-story building that occupies an entire city block, calling Powell's a "City of Books" is hardly hyperbole. By far the largest book store in Portland, Powell's claims to be the largest...  Read More


  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Powell's is one of Portland's most famous shops and it's fun to find old books here.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Powell's Bookstore has been a staple amount downtown Portland so long it has become a landmark.
  • Best for Cultural District's Best Attractions Because: A Portland landmark that is close enough to the Culture District to be included in the list.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Powell's Books is the largest independent book store in the U.S.

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