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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: +1 503-254-7371
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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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Beautiful Garden Quiet

Great place the chapel has a wonderful view, nice areas to just take a breath and relax. The Christmas lights are wonderful and is is a nice place to just be.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place the chapel has a wonderful view, nice areas to just take a breath and relax. The Christmas lights are wonderful and is is a nice place to just be.

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not Catholic but my friend who was traveling with me is. She had learned about this place and asked that we make it a part of our trip itinerary. She had lost her mother two years ago to the day and wanted to light a candle for her. This area blew away any expectations. It is so beautiful.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is only for the Festival of Lights at the Grotto. If you want to gobto a place thats full of lights and worth your money....this is not the place. We have been attending the festival for several years now and dont like the changes that happened last year or this year. First, the lights are hardly anything to... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The maintenance of the ground for the Grotto is great. It is a nice walk around the chapel and the Stations of the Cross. However, they charge a fee to use their elevator to go up was absurd. We left.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are not religious so we wouldn't have ever planned on going here. Our grandma grew up in Portland though so she knew about this place and decided to take us there. It is absolutely gorgeous up there and so peaceful. They were preparing for the Festival of Lights so we got a snippit of it. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't get to spend a lot of time because they were preparing for the festival of lights but the little that we got to experience was beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grotto is the national sanctuary of mother Mary. and the chapel is large and well decorated. visitor would get peace, quiet and spiritual experience. the location is very scenic and of a large area. the tower is beautiful and from the deck one can see the columbia river, mt.helen. they reported that large number nearly over 20000 visitors visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across The Grotto when looking for must-see things to do in Portland. The scenery is absolutely beautiful - tall trees with an overall peaceful atmosphere. We walked around, spent some time at the cathedral and explored the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful!! crowds will be thwre during the holiday season to view the holiday lighting...just expect this and allow time to be here. A wonderful family adventure to be in a serene, holy setting, Don't miss going here during the Spring and Summer also. Be sure to go to the top of the hillside for moe to see and a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Powerful and beautiful. It was getting ready for Christmas so we could not see everything but it was still way more interesting than we expected.

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