Powell's City of Books, Portland

I am all on board with a city that can support a book store of this size. Taking up a full city block, Powell's is enormous and flatteringly frantic. Packed to the rafters with shoppers, I have to admire a town with such a love of books. Also for travellers, this is where you get your Portland souvenirs - and in hipster fashion they exude cool.

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Seattle Antiques Market

A curio stop on the waterfront, I wasn't looking for the Seattle Antiques Market, I could swear it found me! The market was full of brill vintage items, with an intriguing range of items that were somewhat different to what I would see in a similar market in Australia. A great snapshot of time and place! 

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