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  • Address: 1005 W Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97209, USA
  • Hours: 9am-11pm

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Powell's Books Tours

Since it opened its first store in 1971, Powell's Books has become one of the symbols of Portland. There are now six Powell's stores throughout the Portland Metro area – including three at the Portland Airport – but true librophiles won't want to miss a chance to see the flagship store downtown.

Powell's City of Books is both company headquarters and the main store. It covers an entire city block, and inside you'll find more than 1,000,000 books (and goodies for book lovers) spread over three color-coded floors and 68,000 square feet – it's big enough that you'll want to pick up the handy store map when you walk in.

One of the notable differences between Powell's Books and most other bookstores is that used and new books are shelved right next to each other. Powell's buys roughly 3,000 used books every day, so the collection is constantly changing and always interesting. Don't miss a visit to the Rare Book Room on the top floor, with autographed first editions and other collectibles.

Practical Info

The flagship store, Powell's City of Books, is located on between W Burnside and NW Couch Streets, and between NW 10th and 11th Avenues. There are multiple entrances, though the main entry is at the corner of Burnside and 10th. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day (the Rare Book Room is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). If browsing all those books makes you peckish before you want to leave, stop at the World Cup Coffee and Tea cafe behind the Yellow Room. 

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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour, Portland, null
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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 89 Reviews

Experience one of the Pacific Northwest’s most dynamic cultural hubs on this small-group Portland sightseeing tour. As you travel by luxury vehicle with your ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Portland Brewery Bike Tour, Portland, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Portland Brewery Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Experience Portland’s world-famous beer culture on this fun bike tour – the perfect way to explore this gorgeous city. Following your local guide ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Portland, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all of Portland’s top attractions on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, a fun, easy way to sightsee. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, explore Portland aboard ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.00
Small-Group Downtown Portland Walking Food Tour, Portland, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Small-Group Downtown Portland Walking Food Tour

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Experience the heart of Portland’s culinary scene on this 3-hour downtown foodie adventure. Some of the city’s biggest eating trends started here, from ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour, Portland, Food ... 
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour

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See Portland’s best sights and the spectacular natural beauty of the nearby Columbia River Gorge with this combo tour. Use your 2-day hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Downtown Portland Walking Tour, Portland, City Packages
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Downtown Portland Walking Tour

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On this walking tour of Portland, visit the Pearl District, Powell’s Bookstore, the Portlandia Statue, the city’s famous food carts and more. Your ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00

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