I found this a fantastic place to visit with my family. Beautiful gardens and the grotto was really great. The kids loved stopping here and visiting for a few hours.
Regardless of your stance on Christianity, the Grotto is a peaceful and beautiful place tucked away above the city where anyone can go for some quiet reflection time and to commune with nature. Rarely crowded, its a lovely attraction. During the holidays they put on the Festival of Lights, a treat for people of all ages.
We really liked the Grotto. Nice gardens, great art. Could have spent many hours there. Best for Catholics, but anyone can have a great experience here. Definitely go up the the upper level as there's much more to see.
My father told me we had to visit when in Portland. The spectacular view from the top is towards the CRGorge, after you look past the somewhat run down neighborhood and the interstate. It was coll and damp, so not many blooming flowers. The shrines from around the world are interesting. Generally a quiet, peaceful place. If you are in... More
Very nice place to visit not too far from downtown Portland. The grounds were well maintained and nice walk. It was peaceful and good feeling. The view from the top overlooking the city and the airport was amazing.
I would recommend this experience to everyone. It was a great walk through a beautiful mountain and left you feeling closer to God. The trees were amazing and the pictures I took are wall hanging worthy. I am not catholic but you do not have to attend the mass to have a spiritual experience here.
Awe inspiring, the best thing we did on our trip to Portland was visit the Grotto. The huge redwoods and maples and numerous other varieties of trees and plants were astounding. The beauty in this place far surpassed my imagination. The wonderous statues and buildings, the cliff and the elevator to the top into another world of wonder. We spent... More
The Grotto is not just a great place to worship (if you are Catholic of course). They have a library/gift shop, they have outdoor services (in the summer), beautiful Christmas festival with animals and lights (for kids enjoyment). On top of that you take the elevator and go up... you'll find another gem. But I'll keep it secret ;)
I spent the day at the Grotto on a recent trip to Portland. I was first amazed at it's location. On a busy thoroughfare sits 62 acres of quiet serenity. The landscape is inviting. The works of art from the Seven Stations of The Cross, to the replica of the Pieta, to the unique pieces on the upper level are... More
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