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The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
+1 503-254-7371
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Beautiful and Calm

Wonderful place for contemplation and renewal. Well-cared for grounds and friendly staff make for a... read more

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alexd_greengoddess
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Seattle, Washington
The Grotto in Portland OR

Even though my husband and I are not Catholic, this was a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. There... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OdellC
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of botanical gardens, offering a place of peace and quiet reflection for all people. More than 100 beautiful statues,reflection ponds, and views offer inspiration to all who visit.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the upper level” (91 reviews)
“upper gardens” (53 reviews)
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Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful place for contemplation and renewal. Well-cared for grounds and friendly staff make for a very pleasant day-trip.

Thank alexd_greengoddess
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though my husband and I are not Catholic, this was a beautiful, peaceful place to visit. There are two tiers. You can pay to go up to the top which has a fantastic view. The gardens are amazing. Lots of statues.

Thank OdellC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to spend some quiet time, contemplating God and simply walking through nature. The grounds are very pretty. We came during Christmas but missed seeing the lights. Even still, we and our 12 years old daughter enjoyed the time we spent here. Great little...More

Thank Marlo K
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I spent the day here in quiet meditation, with many troubles filling our hearts about family and friends. We have been doing a Mary Undoer of Knots novena and we just completed day 4 the day we visited here. Mind you, this...More

Thank Curt M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place to spend some quiet time, contemplating God and simply walking through nature. The grounds are very pretty. We came during Christmas but missed seeing the lights. Even still, we and our 12 years old daughter enjoyed the time we spent here. Great little...More

Thank Marlo K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited during the Grotto's Christmas Light Festival. So many lights and so beautiful. More to see than lights here too ... a great experience!

Thank mary510524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to come back here while visiting Portland. It is so beautiful and peaceful, you can get lost in the serenity and absorb the quietness but also the subtle sounds. A must place to go!

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Grotto for the Christmas celebration. All the lights were fantastic! The tree covered in lights was my favorite. I loved getting to hear choirs singing carols inside the chapel and the small groups singing outside. This is the place to go...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The very first thing you notice on arrival is the fresh pine fragrance surrounding you. The Grotto is a serene and reflective environment, well designed for easy navigation. Staff extremely well-versed in providing information to ensure a delightful visit

Thank IND317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have come here many time to hear my daughter's choir sing at Christmas time. This place is absolutely beautiful. Has many things for young children in addition to the lights and entertainment

Thank Laurie O
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Tabby E
12 October 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
We went in December in the rain to see the lights and it was great! Umbrella works just fine and was not very crowded.
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narkfaith
3 July 2017|
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Response from RichardSTigard | Reviewed this property |
While dogs are not allowed on the upper level, they are allowed outdoors on the first level, both in the plaza and in the botanical garden. The Grotto holds special events throughout the year, including a Blessing of the... More
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Linda M
18 May 2017|
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Response from Tabinosorakara | Reviewed this property |
$5 if you want to go up to the garden.
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