Sure the food and beer is off the chart in Portland. But the best thing to do either side of the Happy Hour is Powells Books. In the age of ebooks and limitless entertainment options, Powells is one of a kind. An independent book shop that sprawls an entire city block that is open to 11pm every night.
Legend has it they have close to 1,00,000 books across four locations. Whatever your interests and personality traits they have something on paperback that will scratch your itch. Any age, any topic.
And if you don’t have any interests or personality, there is always this one:
I am actually in danger of exceeding legal baggage limits due to the number of books I have picked up. There is also a cafe in there too so you can grab a book to browse while sipping on your decaffinated soy chai with a hint of kale infused coconut water.
And before you ask I didn’t buy the book, but I did the shirt (a Powells one, not a Sex For One shirt).