Portland calls itself the city of roses, but it certainly is not the city of sports. It lacks a pro team in three or four major sports, leaving only the NBA’s Trail Blazers. It also has an Arena Football Team, The Thunder. In the last decade or two it lost teams, including a WNBA team, another AFL team, and a minor league hockey team.
The wooden bookcases wrapped around new and used books, as well as magazines, newspapers, cards, blank journals, and a few games/toys. It has a café and an Espresso Book Machine, where within eight minutes a book from ondemand.com can be printed.
Powell’s also sells something called Vintage Reprints—copies of book no longer in print except for Powell’s ability to resell them. So Jack London’s 1907 The Road and GK Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils from 1922 are alive and kicking.