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The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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Address: Northeast 85th Avenue, Portland, OR 97220
Phone Number: 503 254 7371
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Description: An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of...
An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of botanical gardens, offering a place of peace &quiet reflection for all people. More than 100 beautiful statues,reflection ponds, and views offer inspiration to all who visit.
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This is one of the most beautiful & serene places you'll ever see. It's a must see while you're here..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful & serene places you'll ever see. It's a must see while you're here..

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Gilbert, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park with plenty of parking. Ground level has a "Stations of the Cross" paved trail, church that has daily mass, and a couple gifts shops. Spent $5 dollars to take an elevator up a couple stories to a nicely landscaped park with a chapel, meditation building, and awesome city views. After seeing pictures of the Christmas festivities, I wish... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We have been here 2 years in a row and enjoy the family moment during the Holiday Season. The Christmas Decorations, Carolers and other performers really make this enjoyable. It is a very popular attraction and with the limited on-site parking, you need to park on the neighboring streets but they have law-enforcement people directing traffic and stopping traffic so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We spent about 2 hour here and enjoy this place very much partly thanks to the perfect weather on last week of July. Highly recommended!

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We somehow end up here every few years for Christmas. It if very holiday spirited with all the colorful lights and choir shows. Parking is easy and it is an easy walk around the grounds to admire the lights. We, also enjoy the petting zoo where you can buy little cups of food for $1 to feed the animals. It... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's been awhile since I have visited so decided to check it out. I am still amazed with the history of the 60 acres of sanctuary. They have added a few statues in the last 10 years. Worth revisiting if it's been awhile for you too! They were prepping for a wedding and a couple Quinceneras (sp?). I was hoping... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Grotto is located in the Northeast part of Portland, a bit out of the way from the main attractions downtown. It is worth making a detour to visit. There is a small entrance fee to take the elevator up to the meditation room and the landscaped grounds. I feel that it is relevant to disclose that I am Protestant,... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been visiting this beautiful outdoor garden for years & it never siezes to refresh my spirit. I really enjoy the upper gardens that you take an elevator to get up to because the view is outstanding in the meditation room & they do NOT allow dogs up there. If you're a gardenista like me, you won't be disappointed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was a nice place just not what I had in mind from reading the reviews. Didn't find any tranquility. Too noisy and crowded. Maybe if I went during a weekday I would've had a better experience.

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Portland, OR.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Grotto, located in S.E. Portland, is truly a peaceful, spiritual place. The grounds are gorgeous, the religious (Catholic) statues and displays are beautiful, and the view from the Moyer room is fantastic. We go any chance we get when we want a getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle.....highly recommended and rewarding.

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Additional Information about The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Address: Northeast 85th Avenue, Portland, OR 97220
Phone Number: 503 254 7371
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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