I'm in Portland for a few days, following a book called "City of Readers" that guides you to various bookshops.
Powell's is like Mecca. I've mail ordered from them but never visited, so had a blast wandering the various color-coded rooms at the main store and dropping in on their satellite home and cooking shop on SE Hawthorne where we also browsed their mega-mini shop of used and new titles.
We also dropped in on Murder by the Book just down the street, a cool mystery shop. Christine, who's been reading the Poirot books by Agatha Christine decided to pick up the first Campion title.
Today we hope to hit Wordstock, Portland's book festival. I'll let you know how it goes.