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[Dec. 2nd, 2006|08:39 pm]
Powell's Book Store(s)

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since this list seems to have come alive as of late, i've wanted to ask for sometime: which do you prefer? the downtown powell's? or hawthorne? i find hawthorne exceptionally adequate for a neighborhood bookstore, but sometimes i wonder 'why in god's sweet name is this store NOT big enough to take up the entire block?' i don't think the hawthorne regulars would mind, and all of us who hate crossing that river and trying to find parking would probably sell our souls for something like that. but at the same time, there is a kind of magic that happens when you take that special trip downtown (it's special for me anyway, being a SE Snob) to spend a few hours amongst all that.
when i decide to 'Go To Powell's' this sort of decision is critical.
what are your thoughts?
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[User Picture]From: lasardth
2006-12-03 04:54 am (UTC)
I'm right on the 20 line so straight shot for me to go downtown, which is my preference. There is just something about oodles and oodles of books that makes my insides all tingly. Plus it was my first real Portland experience so it the boardwalk and park place on the monopoly board of my heart.
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[User Picture]From: zaika_krasivaia
2006-12-03 05:30 am (UTC)
you are one lucky essohbee. i used to live on the 20 line as well...those were beautiful times *tear*
curious analogy. :D my first thought: what would be your baltic avenue?
i do have to agree, though. the flagship store is a glittering jewel.
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[User Picture]From: lasardth
2006-12-03 05:52 am (UTC)
I also live on the 12 and 19 lines. I am one happy camper as far as public transportation goes.

Man. Baltic. The Sandy Hut? Haha. I'm hysterical.
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[User Picture]From: zaika_krasivaia
2006-12-03 06:00 am (UTC)
oh geez... you must live in the buckman neighborhood? i spent about a year in a crumbly old house on 20th and pine.
haha...i can see the sandy hut on baltic.
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[User Picture]From: lasardth
2006-12-03 06:04 am (UTC)
I do live around there. I like the neck of the woods, but I have been considering moving downtown since I spend far too much time there already.
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[User Picture]From: zaika_krasivaia
2006-12-03 06:21 am (UTC)
living downtown is FUN.
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[User Picture]From: fyrmonkey
2006-12-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
I really liked the Beaverton one, it was close to me. I having gone to Cedar Hills were they moved yet, it will be interesting to see, though I do not look forward to parking. I do a lot of my Powell's shopping online, but usually when I can make it downtown, I try to stop in.
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[User Picture]From: zaika_krasivaia
2006-12-03 06:48 pm (UTC)
i had no idea that there was a powell's in beaverton. that's awesome! :D
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2006-12-05 08:10 pm (UTC)

curious:

how do you like shopping powell's online?
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2006-12-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
the only times i've really been to the powell's on hawthorne is for book readings, which are cramped but usually interesting. usually i hit the powell's downtown (probably about twice a month) and it is definitely magical, i love being around so many books. going to the hawthorne powell's is also magical, but perhaps that's because i don't live right near it either.
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