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Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

Sunnyside, Portland
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  • books
  • coffee
  • novels
  • friendly staff
  • gifts
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  • cami j.
    cami j.3 weeks ago
    super cute powell's outpost. the staff is friendly and super willing to share recommendations!
  • Enrique G.
    Great store. Many gifts. Small version of original store well stocked
  • Annie C.
    Annie ChiuSeptember 10, 2016
    The Portland section is great! (Actually, the entire travel section is great.)
  • Alejandro R.
    Alejandro RivasMay 30, 2016
    Books and coffee.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NMay 22, 2016
    Good offshoot of the main store. Nice selection and distractions.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 28, 2016
    Sci-fi section!!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SFebruary 18, 2016
    Calmer than the downtown store! Good selection. Also games
  • everyrichrole
    everyrichroleSeptember 11, 2015
    Smaller than the big one, but still a sizable bookstore.
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen ShowalterAugust 26, 2015
    Easy to navigate and find what you want quickly.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AndersonAugust 14, 2015
    Best selection of books anywhere!
  • Gehlen E.
    Gehlen ExumJune 15, 2015
    Duh, books=fantastic
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeJune 7, 2015
    The smaller sibling to the main location still has a large selection.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 21, 2014
    Ha, I got lost twice in here. This is probably as huge as the amazon warehouse only much cooler!
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen ParkerAugust 21, 2014
    Helpful and friendly staff. Decent book selection for the size of the location.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MainwaringApril 10, 2014
    It's bigger on the inside.
  • Coco
    CocoMarch 7, 2014
    From business to fiction to kids books, they have great selections! This place is like a huuuge library, i loved it! I'm glad my incredible friend brought me here :)
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxSeptember 9, 2013
    Meet psychologist Jesse Bering on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM as he reads from his new book Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us. Read more
  • Emily W.
    Emily WillenJuly 9, 2013
    Nice things to look at (has more then just books, like gnomes, Japanese cooking sets, etc), but way over priced!!!
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GentryJune 14, 2013
    Larger then you think when you first walk in. Keep venturing back, lose yourself in the shelves and smell that amazing book smell!
  • Yuke-Wui C.
    Yuke-Wui ChungMarch 6, 2013
    u can check their inventory in advance if u want to find that elusive title @a good price.
  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel BoehmerDecember 30, 2012
    Great coffee inside the store at Fresh Pot, which serves Portland's own Stumptown coffee.
  • Vyoma
    VyomaNovember 12, 2012
    Make sure you factor plenty of time to spend in this bookstore! An hour just ain't enough :)
  • Brian V.
    Brian VotawJune 7, 2012
    not super great, its more about toys and gifts than books, unlike the Pearl District main brick and mortar
  • Gp L.
    Gp LuftApril 26, 2012
    Coffee Shop's Table near the Children's Books is an ideal combination.
  • KrAZy k
    KrAZy kDecember 17, 2011
    More like a gift shop rather than a bookstore.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The 2nd best book store in Portland. The first is the other Powells on Burnside.
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LepouttreDecember 16, 2011
    Use the restroom in the coffee shop. The key is on a hook by the water
  • Tor/Forge
    Tor/ForgeOctober 12, 2011
    Meet Jonathan Case on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM as he discusses his debut graphic novel, Dear Creature.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxOctober 12, 2011
    Meet John Jeremiah Sullivan on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM as he reads from his new book, Pulphead.
  • Tor/Forge
    Tor/ForgeAugust 11, 2011
    Meet Kiki Hamilton on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her debut novel, The Faerie Ring.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HuttoJuly 14, 2011
    A more laid back browsing experience than the downtown location where you can still easily get lost among the shelves.
  • Deb W.
    Deb WoodOctober 14, 2010
    Yes amazing!
  • John D.
    John DeytoNovember 26, 2009
    I could spend days in this bookstore!
  • Kirsten B.
    Kirsten BaldockApril 20, 2009
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SMarch 22, 2009
    Heard this was an amazing bookstore. Going to checkout next month when we are in Portland.
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