Visiting Powells is a must when I’m in Portland. I can spend hours perusing the art, sci fi/fantasy and children’s picture book sections. Plus, they have a great selection of cookbooks.
If you don't think they suck - - try calling any of their stores after 7pm.....Hellloooooo their OPEN.... but they could care less about customers calling about anything.... like picking up books that a message said were in - - even though I didn't order any... And they think Amazon is the evil empire. I want my old Powell's back! The one where they hired people who even knew how to read. People who could not only look stuff up, but actually talk to you about great books while they walked you to that shelf, then pulled out three of the four books they had been talking about.