Perfect Day In The Pearl
Powell's City of Books
A trip to Portland is never complete without a visit to the world's largest independent bookstore, Powell's. Get lost in a sea of books spanning an entire city block, the stuff literary geeks' dreams are made of. You'll likely find me nestled in the stacks of the Purple Room, paging through an existentialist paperback. Make sure to check out the Rare Books room and marvel at the first edition of the Hobbit.
Record nerds - hightail it over to Jackpot Records and joyfully peruse their carefully curated selection. I once came here three days in a row, not sure if I managed to weird out the employees. Made one of my all time best record discoveries here, a double-LP 1970's italian "cinematic listening experience."