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The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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Address: Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St., (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
Phone Number: 15032547371
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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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Highly Recommend - Very Special Experience

This wonderful grotto dates back to it's 1924 dedication ... the grounds are incredible (huge pine trees, flowers, pleasant walking paths, etc) ... indoor outdoor Mass services... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This wonderful grotto dates back to it's 1924 dedication ... the grounds are incredible (huge pine trees, flowers, pleasant walking paths, etc) ... indoor outdoor Mass services, unique walking paths with the stations of the cross, chapels, meditation rooms, exhibits from various countries, etc. No disappointments! Makes a great day trip ... highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this Sanctuary during a recent visit to Portland. It offers a very unique and peaceful and sublime setting even for a non-religious person. The landscaping and garden is beautiful. An excellent place to cleanse your mind and enjoy what nature has to offer.

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

walk and take in the spectacular view of the upper garden. spend time in the meditation room overlooking the city of Portland or meditate and reflect while walking along the beautifully maintained garden . It is a place of peaceful serenity

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my second visit. I am not a practicing religious person but I do enjoy visiting churches and temples. This place has brought me to tears on both occasions for absolutely no reason. It's absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I love that they do an outdoor service, although I did not attend, and that you can light candles for loved... More 

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Winnersh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on a very hot day, possibly the hottest of our USA trip, the abundant shade from the trees helped keep us cool and the medication chamber was air conditioned and provided some stunning views of the area around Portland and planes landing at the distant airport. A mass was being held in Italian and Latin at the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about the Grotto but the pictures didn't seem to do it justice. No matter what religion you are, this is an amazing outdoor sanctuary. They upper gardens for $6 admission. The actual sanctuary is free. It's a beautiful altar inset among the rock formations with a beautiful replica of Michaelango's Pieta. It is surrounded by tall trees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful oasis in the middle of city hustle and bustle. There's plenty of free parking here. On the ground level, there is a lovely grotto hewn into the basalt column where mass is held. There is, also, a lovely church. Also on the ground level is a lovely shop that sells religious items as well as soothing tapes, "goodies"... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Grotto in our way to the airport. I wish that we had more time to take a few more minutes there. The place is amazing, you will feel energized after leaving.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grotto is a 62 acre oasis in the city of Portland. There is a massive hewn basalt cliff face that serves as the backdrop for Mass. There are gardens to explore, and the upper level has a meditation center with spectacular views of Portland and Washington. Regardless of your religious affiliation, anyone would find this a restorative place to... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit,the grounds were lovely.Had a nice serene Labyrinth to walk. Heard a rumor about Pokestops 16 in the grounds.. Definitely worth a visit ,bring cameras.

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