We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
+1 503-254-7371
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Best of the bests!

Didnt know that this sanctuary exists,until i saw it here featured on tripadvisor.i did tour around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PIO C
,
Edinburg, Texas
A Hidden Gem

The Grotto is a peaceful, spiritual lovely place to get away from the everyday noise. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Liz C
,
New York City, New York
Read all 1,015 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 08:30
LOCATION
Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
CONTACT
Website
+1 503-254-7371
Write a Review
Reviews (1,015)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 997 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Didnt know that this sanctuary exists,until i saw it here featured on tripadvisor.i did tour around portland,but ive seen them all ,from my globerotting travels.however,this place is unique.it is quite serene and peaceful and i made an instant connection.love,love,love being there .i read negative and...More

Thank PIO C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Grotto is a peaceful, spiritual lovely place to get away from the everyday noise. The grounds were well maintained. There is a gift shop to buy candles you can light and place near the sanctuary. There is a 12pm mass in the church daily....More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hurry--free parking! And the lower level of the Grotto is free admission. I definitely recommend taking the elevator to the upper level even though there is a $6 charge.

Thank reno1024
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you're Catholic/not, well worth the visit. The church is beautiful but a bit narrow. They have outdoor mass on late Sunday morning in the Grotto which is something to see. But here's what's really special. You take an elevator to the top of the...More

Thank FRANK R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grotto is a beautiful, spiritual and peaceful place. I felt at peace while walking the impeccably maintained grounds. Worth the trip up the elevator to the 2nd level.

Thank kenfVancouver_BC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely off the beaten path. It is worth the visit to view the lovely gardens and beautiful church.

Thank Grace A
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful and meaningful surprise. My husband and I went to the Grotto not knowing what to expect. We were in Portland and looking through Trip Advisor I came across this sanctuary. Being practicing Catholics we decided to go. We enjoyed it tremendously. We...More

1  Thank chocolatebaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was wonderful, deep and meaningful-even for non-Catholics. The images of Christ and his followers mixed with the natural wild of Portland was so beautiful.

Thank TejasMurch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do for Christmas. Yes it is busy but well worth it. Best to go during the week. Weekends are really busy.

Thank Insulationman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I co-planned a company Christmas party for this venue and it was an amazing experience. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this place. Just being there is an amazing experience. The lights are beautiful and the voices of the choir touches your soul....More

Thank EVANJESS
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Elmer's Restaurant - Parkrose
348 reviews
1.20 km away
Cameo Cafe
84 reviews
.60 km away
Pho Dalat
35 reviews
1.32 km away
Namaste Indian Cuisine
86 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Joseph Wood Hill Park
14 reviews
.84 km away
Portland Short Bus
8 reviews
2.11 km away
Hollywood District
9 reviews
2.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
narkfaith
2 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
1
Vote
Linda M
18 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ratish17 | Reviewed this property |
it's priceless to go on top and much more worth the $5 to be paid.
0
Votes
beverlyb137
30 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sbeguy | Reviewed this property |
check location of Motel 6 allows pets. Air BNB try that too.
0
Votes