Best bookstores in Portland

Check out the top bookstores in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Green Bean Books
1. Green Bean Books
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7 local reviews
1600 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-954-2354
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Nell
I challenge you to find a better children's bookstore anywhere. This place is a magical labor of love. Classes…
Amber
Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts…
Sally
One of the best stores on the street. If you need a gift for a child or just want to feel like one again, sto…
1. Green Bean Books
1. Green Bean Books
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7 local reviews
1600 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-954-2354
Nell
Nell
I challenge you to find a better children's bookstore anywhere. This place is a magical labor of love. Classes and story time as well.
Amber
Amber
Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. The little red hou…
Sally
Sally
One of the best stores on the street. If you need a gift for a child or just want to feel like one again, stop in here.
2. Powell's Books on Hawthorne
2. Powell's Books on Hawthorne
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71 local reviews
3723 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
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Denise
Great small version of the giant Powell's bookstore on Hawthorne St. Still a huge store with cafe and kids sec…
Blaine
Powell's is a Portland staple. This is an independent bookstore that thrives in Portland. This location on Haw…
Kate
Powell's is a venerable local bookstore chain- there are actually 2 Hawthorne store locations right near each …
2. Powell's Books on Hawthorne
2. Powell's Books on Hawthorne
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71 local reviews
3723 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
Denise
Denise
Great small version of the giant Powell's bookstore on Hawthorne St. Still a huge store with cafe and kids section. There is also a 2nd stor…
Blaine
Blaine
Powell's is a Portland staple. This is an independent bookstore that thrives in Portland. This location on Hawthorne is much smaller than th…
Kate
Kate
Powell's is a venerable local bookstore chain- there are actually 2 Hawthorne store locations right near each other, plus a massive complex …
3. Powell's Books
3. Powell's Books
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37 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
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Lisa
"It's the largest independent chain of bookstores in the world, and when you visit the aptly named flagship sh…
Peter
Powell's Books is the largest independent bookstore in America and it's huge. A full city block and, I believ…
Michele
One of the largest remaining privately owned bookstores in America. Powell's is very interesting with great m…
3. Powell's Books
3. Powell's Books
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37 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
Lisa
Lisa
"It's the largest independent chain of bookstores in the world, and when you visit the aptly named flagship shop, Powell's City of Books, yo…
Peter
Peter
Powell's Books is the largest independent bookstore in America and it's huge. A full city block and, I believe, six stories tall? Go to e…
Michele
Michele
One of the largest remaining privately owned bookstores in America. Powell's is very interesting with great merchandise other than books an…
4. New Renaissance Bookshop
4. New Renaissance Bookshop
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4 local reviews
1338 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-224-4929
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Janis
Not just a bookstore, jewelry, music, candles, music, gifts, art, clothing, lovely atmosphere.
Tahn
Here you will find the neighborhood bookstore for spiritually-minded individuals. It is not only a bookstore,…
Tahn
Here you will find the neighborhood bookstore for spiritually-minded individuals. It is not only a bookstore,…
4. New Renaissance Bookshop
4. New Renaissance Bookshop
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4 local reviews
1338 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-224-4929
Janis
Janis
Not just a bookstore, jewelry, music, candles, music, gifts, art, clothing, lovely atmosphere.
Tahn
Tahn
Here you will find the neighborhood bookstore for spiritually-minded individuals. It is not only a bookstore, though, a large selection of …
Tahn
Tahn
Here you will find the neighborhood bookstore for spiritually-minded individuals. It is not only a bookstore, though, a large selection of …
5. Monograph Bookwerks
5. Monograph Bookwerks
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6 local reviews
5005 Northeast 27th Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-284-5005
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Joe & Kelda
My favorite tiny bookstore for new and used books on contemporary art, architecture and design, plus ephemera,…
Blair
Best art bookstore in town! :)
Tyan & Lisa
Wow- if you want to browse art books this is the place.
5. Monograph Bookwerks
5. Monograph Bookwerks
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6 local reviews
5005 Northeast 27th Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-284-5005
Joe & Kelda
Joe & Kelda
My favorite tiny bookstore for new and used books on contemporary art, architecture and design, plus ephemera, unique objects and artworks. …
Blair
Blair
Best art bookstore in town! :)
Tyan & Lisa
Tyan & Lisa
Wow- if you want to browse art books this is the place.
6. In Other Words Feminist Community Center
6. In Other Words Feminist Community Center
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3 local reviews
14 Northeast Killingsworth Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-232-6003
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Nick
Fun bookstore to peruse. You may recognize it from an episode of Portlandia.
Judith
In Other Words is the feminist bookstore highlighted in Portlandia! It's about two blocks from my house. It'…
Jeni
Feminist Book Store - as seen on TV!
6. In Other Words Feminist Community Center
6. In Other Words Feminist Community Center
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3 local reviews
14 Northeast Killingsworth Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-232-6003
Nick
Nick
Fun bookstore to peruse. You may recognize it from an episode of Portlandia.
Judith
Judith
In Other Words is the feminist bookstore highlighted in Portlandia! It's about two blocks from my house. It's a feminist collective bookst…
Jeni
Jeni
Feminist Book Store - as seen on TV!
7. Broadway Books
7. Broadway Books
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5 local reviews
1714 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-284-1726
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Jim
One of my favorite local bookstores!
Susan
Lovely old fashioned bookstore! Intimate and charming book shop just like we all remember! Nice to putter in a…
Barbara
Long time independent bookstore with a wide ranging selection of books and a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
7. Broadway Books
7. Broadway Books
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5 local reviews
1714 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-284-1726
Jim
Jim
One of my favorite local bookstores!
Susan
Susan
Lovely old fashioned bookstore! Intimate and charming book shop just like we all remember! Nice to putter in a small bookstore. This is a gr…
Barbara
Barbara
Long time independent bookstore with a wide ranging selection of books and a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
8. Powell's City of Books
8. Powell's City of Books
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205 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 800-878-7323
Book storeStorePoint of interest
John
A book lover's paradise & the largest used and new bookstore in the world! Open 365 days a year. Occupying an …
Amber
Powell's bookstore is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and hous…
Tim
Powell's bookstore is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and hous…
8. Powell's City of Books
8. Powell's City of Books
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205 local reviews
1005 West Burnside Street, Portland
Closed now
+1 800-878-7323
John
John
A book lover's paradise & the largest used and new bookstore in the world! Open 365 days a year. Occupying an entire city block, the City st…
Amber
Amber
Powell's bookstore is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately one million …
Tim
Tim
Powell's bookstore is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately one million …
9. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
9. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
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6 local reviews
3415 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Beaverton
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Kymm
This is a local favorite bookstore, the giant main location is downtown but this one is closest to my home.
Keith and Sheri
Closest bookstore to our unit. There is a HUGE Powell's Bookstore downtown Portland that is quite the experien…
Laurel and Tim
Beaverton branch of Powell's World of Books - GREAT bookstore! Located in the Cedar Hills Mall - not much of a…
9. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
9. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
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6 local reviews
3415 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Beaverton
Closed now
+1 503-228-4651
Kymm
Kymm
This is a local favorite bookstore, the giant main location is downtown but this one is closest to my home.
Keith and Sheri
Keith and Sheri
Closest bookstore to our unit. There is a HUGE Powell's Bookstore downtown Portland that is quite the experience to go to!
Laurel and Tim
Laurel and Tim
Beaverton branch of Powell's World of Books - GREAT bookstore! Located in the Cedar Hills Mall - not much of a mall but there's a small indo…
10. Chapters Books and Coffee
10. Chapters Books and Coffee
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8 local reviews
701 East 1st Street, Newberg
Open now
+1 503-554-0206
Book storeStorePoint of interest
Stacey
Fun bookstore and coffee shop. Great place to hang out after walking around downtown Newberg.
Teresa
Newly renovated Bookstore in Downtown Newberg
Paul
Local bookstore and coffee shop
10. Chapters Books and Coffee
10. Chapters Books and Coffee
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8 local reviews
701 East 1st Street, Newberg
Open now
+1 503-554-0206
Stacey
Stacey
Fun bookstore and coffee shop. Great place to hang out after walking around downtown Newberg.
Teresa
Teresa
Newly renovated Bookstore in Downtown Newberg
Paul
Paul
Local bookstore and coffee shop