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Portland bookstores, beyond Powell’s

Whether you’re on the hunt for vintage art books, small-print zines, diverse picture books or used copies of classic literature, these Portland bookstores provide perfect reads.

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Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Wordstock, Portland's annual literary festival, features an extensive lineup of local and national authors, a book fair and exciting events.

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Multnomah Village

Known as “the village in the heart of Portland,” historic Multnomah Village delivers small town charm mere minutes from the city center.

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Fantastic feminist businesses in Portland

You may have heard about Portland’s feminist bookstore, but what about the city’s tomboy boutique, female-focused bicycle shop or radical nail salon?

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Eight coffee shops made for reading

Pick up a winning read at one of Portland’s many independent bookstores and curl up in a cozy corner of one of these eight local coffee shops.

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Shop local at PDX

At Portland International Airport, Oregon brands like Pendleton, Powell’s Books, Columbia Sportswear and Nike are available pre-security and tax-free.

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A Portland zine primer

Thanks to grassroots groups and the city’s creative, pioneering populace, Portland is a must-visit destination for zinesters from around the world.

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Portland books and authors

Notable hometown authors capture the spirit of the Northwest and are must-reads for visitors and locals alike.

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Holiday shopping events

Do your holiday shopping for locally made gifts at hip parties, makers' fairs, sprawling sales and garden grounds filled with handcrafted items.

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Go “Wild” in Portland

Readers worldwide have fallen for "Wild" by Portlander Cheryl Strayed. Create your own wild adventure and prep for the film premiere with these Portland-area activities.

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