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Before we moved to Orcas Island, we lived in Portland, Oregon.
Portland is famous (and rightfully so) for many things–Portlandia, roses, coffee, bicycles, beer, hipsters, hipster coffee, hipster beer–but one of the most important things for me about Portland was Powell’s Bookstore.
Well, bookstores, actually; in addition to the giant mother ship downtown (oh my goodness what a store!), there was a Powell’s in our neighborhood (the “home and garden” store, though it had a decent genre section), and, um, I’m sure there were a few other branches, but–
–but OUR Powell’s, the one with the BIGGEST genre collection, the one where all OUR folks had their events and readings and book launches and all, was out in Beaverton.