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The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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Northeast Sandy Blvd. & 85th St. (GPS 8840 NE Skidmore), Portland, OR 97220
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LoveBeaches1017 wrote a review Nov 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri184 contributions50 helpful votes
Beautiful, peaceful place for a walk. I loved the upper gardens, especially the "wayside shrines" from different countries. Also, the white pine carvings of the Sorrows of Mary were gorgeous. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ttoo wrote a review Sep 2020
Columbus, Ohio276 contributions110 helpful votes
This place is a nice place to walk around the gardens and enjoy God’s creation. Very peaceful to be alone with your thoughts. Extensive gift shop for religious gifts but beware we witnessed cars broken into and windows broken with very little traffic in parking lot. They seemed to have security that followed us around the grounds when perhaps he would have been better stationed in the parking lot guarding the 5 cars that were parked there in clear view of gift shop staff. Don’t leave anything of value behind in your car here.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Em O wrote a review Jul 2020
Moses Lake, Washington230 contributions31 helpful votes
It never ceases to amaze me. No matter how many times we have visited here, I always feel this overwhelming sense of peace & tranquility. Of course this visit was a bit different because of Covid. Everyone was wearing mask & everyone in the gift shop was respectful of the 6ft. There was a gal sanitizing the elevator in between each family. Doing their best to keep everyone safe!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ben wrote a review May 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii53 contributions13 helpful votes
Beautiful trilliums are absolutely everywhere, along with every other beautiful flower you can think of. There is a abundance of peaceful places to sit and think, including many catholic sculptures and little cutesy ponds. When I went it was almost empty, I ran into very few people in the upper garden. The admission price is low and I think the price is well worth seeing these upper gardens, as the whole grounds are well maintained and manicured to perfection. The lower trail and grotto are also beautiful and serene, and the little chapel always has it's doors open if you wish to venture in.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Candee W wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, OR132 contributions53 helpful votes
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Who knew. I've lived in Portland for 40 years and have been to The Grotto a number of times, but like everyone else, I only went at Christmas when the full display of lights turns it into a magical place. I knew nothing of the upper garden, a beautiful place with meandering pathways, chapels, shrines, ponds and a world away from just outside The Grotto's gates. Although it was a nice day on our visit, it was still winter. Yet, I can imagine what a great place it would be to escape to in the heat of summer as its towering fir trees provide infinite shade. Walk the circular maze in sheer contemplation. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this hidden gem.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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