If you’re ever wandering aimlessly around Portland on a Friday morning, it’s always a good idea to stop by the cocktail books section at Powell’s.
You never know what you might find.
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These are the books and tools I use every single day to make drinks at home and behind the bar. Clicking on a product takes you to Amazon, which helps me keep this site running, so thank you in advance!
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12 Replies to “Powell’s Books, Portland Oregon”
Waldbauer – Suck it.
Eugenia – Stop in anyway, you never know what you’ll find!
a shame. I work a block away and never stop by.
Bah. You beat me to it. I’m going there on Tuesday & was in the market for precisely such goodies. I’ll have to drown my tears in one of your drinks. Poor me! 🙂
You bragging a-hole. All I got from Powell’s was a copy of The Playboy cocktail book. Well, you got the book with the better content, I got better illustrations. Story of my life; everyone else gets smarter while I’m busying staring at boobies.
Don’t worry, I’ll be posting my findings here for everyone! What am I, hard of sharing?
Yes, please post it for the “viewers eyes”. 😉
please do not keep the content for yourself! Don’t be selfish. Just post it to your site… PLEASE!
Powell’s books is a bloody mecca of goodness. When I was in Portland last year, I went every day, and every day they had a new, old cocktail guide that I had never seen before.
My favorite find was “Here’s How.” It’s wood bound from 1941. And it was only $10.
Was that just sitting in the cocktail section? Looks more like Pearl Room material. What’d you shell out for that?
I found a copy of Three Bottle Bar with the dust jacket still on it and a bunch of clipped articles about the author from the 1940s.
Congrats! I have been trying to find that booklet for 2 years now since I lost a bid for it on Ebay.
Post the cool stuff please.