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Powells Bookstore Portland Oregon

Powells Bookstore Portland Oregon - If you're a book lover and you live in Portland Oregon, then Powells Bookstore is no surprise to you because it is a local favorite. Powell's City of Books is one of the most visited spots in town whether you're visiting Portland and looking for popular places to visit, or whether you've lived in Portland your entire life.  they say 80,000 people browse the shelves of Powells each day.   If you're visiting with a group, you can even arrange a tour.  "From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Oregon, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (, serving customers worldwide." (

Powell's personifies Portland in so many ways:  first of all, it's an independently owned bookstore.  Portland in general is highly supportive of locally owned businesses and supporting the local economy.  While we don't outwardly shun all big box chain stores, we prefer to do our business at home.  Perhaps more importantly, Powells Bookstore is simply one of the finest bookstores in the world.  Powell's City of Books takes up an entire city block downtown, and you can get lost for hours exploring the labyrinth of color-coded rooms.  You will probably need a map, the store is so big: City of Books store map in PDF format.

The technical and scientific books take up and entire store of their own. And, Hawthorne, Beaverton, and the Portland Airport each get Powell's Bookstores of their own.

Powells Books also features a wide range of unique gift items, so it is a fun time to shop for the holidays or any time you are looking for a unique gift.  Powell's City of Books is conveniently located in Downtown Portland off of Burnside, and features a coffee shop where you can spend some time looking out the windows people watching, or reading one of your new (or used) book finds.


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Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209-3181
(503) 228-4651

Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon and occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books. Nine color coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles. (

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Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 228-4651

Powell's Technical Books
33 Northwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228-4651

Powell's Books at PDX Airport
7000 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218-1009
(503) 249-1935

Powell's Books in Beaverton
3415 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard
Beaverton, OR 97005-1337
(503) 643-3131

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You can buy both new and used books at Powells, and you can even sell your used books right back to Powells and get more books to read.

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Powells Book Buying Hours:

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

Daily: 9am - 8:30pm

By Appointment:
503-228-4651 ext. 1448

Powell's NW Warehouse

2720 NW 29th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

10am - 4pm
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas: Closed

By Appointment:
503-228-4651 ext. 5607

Powell's Technical Books

33 NW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Daily: 11am - 7pm

By Appointment:
503-228-4651 ext. 4000

Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

9am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 8pm

By Appointment:
503-228-4651 ext. 2026

Powell's Books on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Daily: 9am - 8pm

By Appointment:
503-228-4651 ext. 7715

Powell's Books at PDX

7000 NE Airport Way
Suite 2250
Portland, OR 97218

Oregon Market:
5am - 10pm
Saturday: 5am - 9pm

Concourse C:
5am - 10pm
Saturday: 5am - 9pm

Concourse D:
Daily: 5am - 4pm

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