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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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Grotto

As a first time visiting a Portland we decided to go to the grotto because it seemed beautiful in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
em74365
via mobile
Christmas lights

Simply a wonderful way to spend an evening during the Christmas season. Lights are enchanting, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MsMacPortlandOR
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Portland OR
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Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a first time visiting a Portland we decided to go to the grotto because it seemed beautiful in the photo's we had seen and I was not disappointed. Finding directions was very easy and parking was simple to find not to mention how friendly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply a wonderful way to spend an evening during the Christmas season. Lights are enchanting, and the choir performances are wonderful.

Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going to the Grotto. My daughter got married there. The upper level gardens are lovely. Of course, they are best in spring and summer. The Grotto is one of natures wonders. The church is very special too.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenery is amazing and its very peaceful to walk through. If you have time this is worth going to see.

Thank rjiboxers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the epitome of a sanctuary and the peace that can be felt here expands beyond denominations. The Christmas season is more festive, but still exudes the gentle beauty of this haven.

Thank SRBostonNW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must see with a 6.00 admission fee. It is serene and peaceful. The upper gardens are stunning. There is the story of Jesus, statuaries and a labyrinth. I am going again, because I want to see it in its blooming glory.

Thank ShayShae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during the Christmas season. It is a must. The music was lovely. The atmosphere, though crowded was one of joy and love. When in Portland at Christmas this is a must stop.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to this place for the last 20 years and it is such a wonderful escape for the soul. I am Catholic, but you certainly do not need to be Catholic to explore this beautiful garden. Such peaceful place. Nature is all...More

Thank worldtraveler2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had heard about the Grotto from a colleague and we took a Sunday drive to it. What a wonderful, serene place with beautiful gardens and meditation spots. Absolutely worth a trip!

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are religious then is a must see experience, if you are not you might become so. The grounds are spectacular and amazingly kept up! Everyone is very nice here. Little confusing on google maps and waze, you enter off of Sandy Blvd. and...More

Thank Proply
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Linda M
What is the admission cost for a senior?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Proply | Reviewed this property |
The first level is free. The second level is five dollars totally worth it!
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beverlyb137
any near by overnight accommodations that alow dogs?
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.
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Elizabeth S
How far is it from 5522 north commercial ave, Portland Oregon?
1 September 2016|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
Since I live in IN, I have no clue of how far it is, but if you use Google or MapQuest, you can get your answer right away. Good luck in your search!
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