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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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Meditative, beautiful and a must see

This is a wonderful place to visit whatever faith you have. The stations of the cross are always a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Portland, OR
Quiet retreat from the city

The grounds are located high up on a mountain that is accessible by elevator. The area is serene... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adel B
New York City, New York
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
+1 503-254-7371
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful place to visit whatever faith you have. The stations of the cross are always a favorite of mine. There are also several places you can sit quietly and think. I love this place!

Thank mrlabelman
Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds are located high up on a mountain that is accessible by elevator. The area is serene and peaceful. It's a great place to disconnect

Thank Adel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feeling stressed out, Portland traffic have you in knots. Go to the Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and spend time wandering among the flowers. Spend some time at the various prayer stations and let the feeling of the location take away your...More

Thank Dakotatex2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been wanting to visit and finally did; it is an amazing and creative use of land. It is a devotion to the Blessed Mother but you need not be Catholic to appreciate this. If you are in Portland, do it!

Thank Srbellee
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Portland my wife and I stopped by the The Grotto to explore and immerse ourselves in the local culture and past of the faith community of Oregon. The Grotto tour provided a look into the past of the Catholic influence on the Portland...More

Thank devil30
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grotto is beautiful, moving and a great place to relax, meditate and unwind. Take your time walking through the entire place. Did not visit the top park, it was $10. There is no charge to enter the lower level.

Thank cjsayman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The natural surroundings and quiet only lend to the prayerfulness, spirituality and beauty of The Grotto. It is such a welcoming and beautiful spot for anyone, religious or not, though especially enjoyed by this Catholic/Christian.

Thank beavs2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truely amazing park. There are religious statues along the path. There is a store filled with religious relics, very well done. There are benches along the way where you can sit and meditate. It is a must see. It left an indelible...More

Thank rwashick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not pay to go to the upper level, but as practicing catholics my husband and I enjoyed walking the stations of the cross and sitting in the chapel. Very peaceful, clean, and worth a stop if you are looking for some peaceful meditation.

Thank Natalia6363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is just amazing place and must see in Portland beautiful landscape amazing view and only cost $6 dollars to go on the top.

Thank deinha G
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2 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
Linda M
17 May 2017|
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Response from ratish17 | Reviewed this property |
it's priceless to go on top and much more worth the $5 to be paid.
30 November 2016|
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Response from sbeguy | Reviewed this property |
check location of Motel 6 allows pets. Air BNB try that too.