powell’s books has been an institution in portland since 1971. their flagship location is HUGE. i got lost in here for quite a while, browsing the shelves of new and used books and checking out the staff recommendations and the local author sections. they also had lots of great portland/powell’s books souvenirs. even though powell’s is a large store, it maintains the warm and welcoming vibe that independent bookstores should have.
contact info & hours
1005 w. burnside st. / portland, or 97209
9am – 11pm daily