Portland: Powell’s Bookstore
Powell’s bookstore is basically heaven on earth for book lovers. With a proper that spans nearly a whole city block, multiple floors packed to the brim with new, used, and rare books, and the perfect amount of Portland-esq vibes, it’s definitely a wonderful place to visit when coming to Portland.
When you first walk in, they have the kind of stuff you’d probably find at your local Barnes & Nobles. They have all of the best sellers and staff recommended books, journals and cute pens, new books that were just printed, and your basic selection of awesome books.
However, when you start going up the many levels of the store, you begin to find books on just about every topic you could possibly imagine.
Like, seriously, there’s multiple shelves of books on mushrooms alone.
I don’t think I’ve ever done a Portland trip that doesn’t involve coming to Powell’s. It’s quintessential, even if you’re not a huge book person. It’s simply part of Portland culture.
Alsoooo, I forgot to take a picture of the outside, or the neon “Powell’s City of Books” sign. Ooooops. *blonde girl shrugging emoji*