New Renaissance Bookshop

★★★★★
  • 1338 NW 23RD Ave

    Portland, OR 97210

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  • 503-224-4929

About New Renaissance Bookshop

Hours
Sun 10am-6pm, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-9:30pm
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I stop in here about once every month or so to pick something up (usually a book...have you seen how many they have??). I end up leaving with so much more. I'm amazed every time I'm there at how much they pack into their space. It's a great place for gift shopping, or getting something for yourself as a little pick-me-up (try their music selection to find something uplifting or a session with any one of the several professionals that come in for special readings, lectures, etc.!). I love the jewelry, calendars, greeting cards and everything else! I usually come for the books and I always find what I want and many more. Oh, did I mention the chocolate? And the tea selection? They've got some good ones!

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★★★★★

I stop in here about once every month or so to pick something up (usually a book...have you seen how many they have??). I end up leaving with so much more. I'm amazed every time I'm there at how much they pack into their space. It's a great place for gift shopping, or getting something for yourself as a little pick-me-up (try their music selection to find something uplifting or a session with any one of the several professionals that come in for special readings, lectures, etc.!). I love the jewelry, calendars, greeting cards and everything else! I usually come for the books and I always find what I want and many more. Oh, did I mention the chocolate? And the tea selection? They've got some good ones!

Pros: Selection is outstanding

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This store is great! The atmosphere is super relaxing. They have a large selection of meditation and new age books. They also carry neat little nic nac type items. Helpful and friendly staff.

PROS: Very unique
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This store is great! The atmosphere is super relaxing. They have a large selection of meditation and new age books. They also carry neat little nic nac type items. Helpful and friendly staff.

PROS: Very unique
CONS:

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When the West fails you, come here to seek the East -- in ambiance, books, music, video, gifts, holistic medicine, and services. If you're in the mood to learn more about yoga or meditation, you'll find everything you could possibly need here. Even if you know nothing about such things and want to learn more, you can take a class here to do just that.

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When the West fails you, come here to seek the East -- in ambiance, books, music, video, gifts, holistic medicine, and services. If you're in the mood to learn more about yoga or meditation, you'll find everything you could possibly need here. Even if you know nothing about such things and want to learn more, you can take a class here to do just that.

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I was actually pleasantly surprised on my visit to New Renaissance Bookshop. New Age is not really my thing, but I went with a friend of mine, pretty much expecting to be turned off. It was actually very interesting and I enjoyed myself browsing through the store. Yes, it is very new age, but it has books and gifts covering a wide range of topics and the atmosphere is definitely relaxing.

They also host a range of events - classes, forums, weekened senimars, etc. - there is information on those available in the store.

If you are at all interested in New Age or mysticism or culture that is a little bit "outside the box" you would enjoy a visit to this store. The prices are a little high, but not out of line with what you find in NW Portland

4
★★★★☆

I was actually pleasantly surprised on my visit to New Renaissance Bookshop. New Age is not really my thing, but I went with a friend of mine, pretty much expecting to be turned off. It was actually very interesting and I enjoyed myself browsing through the store. Yes, it is very new age, but it has books and gifts covering a wide range of topics and the atmosphere is definitely relaxing.

They also host a range of events - classes, forums, weekened senimars, etc. - there is information on those available in the store.

If you are at all interested in New Age or mysticism or culture that is a little bit "outside the box" you would enjoy a visit to this store. The prices are a little high, but not out of line with what you find in NW Portland

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New Renaissance will envelop you with the most profound sensation of contentment the moment you arrive!
Once inside the warm smell of incense or essential oils hanging lightly in the air accompanied by tranquil, meditative music will put your worldly woes suddenly at ease.

There are several small sections of this quant NW Portland shop: most prominently the books (by subject) ranging from Yoga to Astrology arranged neatly in every room.

Candles, essential oils, jewelry, crystals and everything you didn't even know you needed - all laid beautifully before your eyes. Don't forget to take a visit to the Crystal Bowl room - where you may kindly ask an attendant to demonstrate the smooth and resonate sound of these large bowls (made from crystal quartz).

A soothing yet exhilarating experience not to be missed by those drawn to the occult/mystical subjects.

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★★★★★

New Renaissance will envelop you with the most profound sensation of contentment the moment you arrive!
Once inside the warm smell of incense or essential oils hanging lightly in the air accompanied by tranquil, meditative music will put your worldly woes suddenly at ease.

There are several small sections of this quant NW Portland shop: most prominently the books (by subject) ranging from Yoga to Astrology arranged neatly in every room.

Candles, essential oils, jewelry, crystals and everything you didn't even know you needed - all laid beautifully before your eyes. Don't forget to take a visit to the Crystal Bowl room - where you may kindly ask an attendant to demonstrate the smooth and resonate sound of these large bowls (made from crystal quartz).

A soothing yet exhilarating experience not to be missed by those drawn to the occult/mystical subjects.

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This place is neat! They carry lots of items covering lots of topics! they have videos, books, yoga products, Feng Shui,Woman's Spirituality, Crystals, incenses and so much more! Very cool place to check out! When I go here, I am always there atleast an hour, so plan on staying a while and enjoy!

4
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This place is neat! They carry lots of items covering lots of topics! they have videos, books, yoga products, Feng Shui,Woman's Spirituality, Crystals, incenses and so much more! Very cool place to check out! When I go here, I am always there atleast an hour, so plan on staying a while and enjoy!

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Relaxing music as you browse among a wide selection of books about healing and spirituality.Yoga videos and products and candles.A meditation room upstairs for you to use if you want.They have a catalogue of their many classes and events.Some off street parking behind the store,otherwise visualize a parking space on the street.They also have some used books for sale to if you want to save a little money.

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Relaxing music as you browse among a wide selection of books about healing and spirituality.Yoga videos and products and candles.A meditation room upstairs for you to use if you want.They have a catalogue of their many classes and events.Some off street parking behind the store,otherwise visualize a parking space on the street.They also have some used books for sale to if you want to save a little money.

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From insightful tarot readings and complete lines of essential oils to the wonderful selection of books and many reading events, you may just find yourself spending hours and hours, afternoon and evening here!

PROS: Helpful, informative staff, Nurturing, calming vibe
CONS: NONE !!

5
★★★★★

From insightful tarot readings and complete lines of essential oils to the wonderful selection of books and many reading events, you may just find yourself spending hours and hours, afternoon and evening here!

PROS: Helpful, informative staff, Nurturing, calming vibe
CONS: NONE !!

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New Renaissance has the best selection of New Age books and other great items in the area. They also offer a variety of classes on meditation to just about anything else you can think of. If you want a unique gift, this is the place to go

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New Renaissance has the best selection of New Age books and other great items in the area. They also offer a variety of classes on meditation to just about anything else you can think of. If you want a unique gift, this is the place to go

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A new age bookshop and gift/trinket shop in NW that has every brand of new agey stuff imaginable. Everything you need so that you and your house can thoroughly look the part; which is not to say that I did not find many things in there that I liked, I just couldn't afford them. It is NW Portland, after all. Credit where credit is due though, I sat in one of the book rooms for over an hour in perfect peace and Friday afternoon sunshine. I was fifty pages into The Secret Life of Bees before I realized it was gettting late and I had to be on my way. That whole time, I was not harassed by a single salesperson or anything of the sort. In fact, it was most pleasant and I sat down at one of the tables on their porch to write this review with a very favorable impression of the place. In the end, I liked it. I just had to get past that rack of tattoo books so that you can look celtic or egptian or any such thing without actually having to know anything about those cultures yourself.

4
★★★★☆

A new age bookshop and gift/trinket shop in NW that has every brand of new agey stuff imaginable. Everything you need so that you and your house can thoroughly look the part; which is not to say that I did not find many things in there that I liked, I just couldn't afford them. It is NW Portland, after all. Credit where credit is due though, I sat in one of the book rooms for over an hour in perfect peace and Friday afternoon sunshine. I was fifty pages into The Secret Life of Bees before I realized it was gettting late and I had to be on my way. That whole time, I was not harassed by a single salesperson or anything of the sort. In fact, it was most pleasant and I sat down at one of the tables on their porch to write this review with a very favorable impression of the place. In the end, I liked it. I just had to get past that rack of tattoo books so that you can look celtic or egptian or any such thing without actually having to know anything about those cultures yourself.

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