A visit to Portland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Powell’s Books. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Portland several times this summer and peruse it’s many shelves. My favorite section is vintage books. I love finding obscure, old books with names and personal messages penned inside from a lifetime ago. And Powell’s never disappoints.

An independent bookstore that you can lose yourself in for hours on end, it really is the holy grail of book sellers.