3. Powell’s City of Books
Be forewarned, bookworms: Powell’s will lure you in and hold you hostage. This mammoth bookstore is a bibliophile’s haven, not to mention a Portland institution and a centerpiece of the city. As the world’s largest independently owned new and used bookstore, it takes up an entire block and its shelves house more than 1 million books. Pro tip: Check out the carefully curated rare book room on the top floor.
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