The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220, United States, 97220
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5032547371
  • Fax: +1-5032547948
  • Ticket Price: 6 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Cave, Botanical Garden, Statue, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop, Community And Government, Religious, Churches
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About The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother is a sacred shrine to the catholic community worldwide. However, anyone seeking peace and tranquility is welcome to the blessed place. The highlight of the grotto is a cave beautifully carved into a rock that is 110 feet tall. The grotto occupies 62 acres and is decorated with about 100 statues, beautiful reflection ponds, a chapel, a gift shop and a wide botanical garden.

The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother Information

  • There is mass held in the chapel at the grotto on all days of the week.
  • Visit the chapel during winter at the time of the Christmas lights.

The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother Ticket Prices

  • General Admission $6 (Ages 13-54)
  • Senior (55+) / Military $5
  • Youth (Ages 6-12) $3
  • Children under 6 are free.
  • The lower garden, Grotto, chapel, Visitor Center and Gift Shop are free to visit.
  • Only the visit to The Grotto’s Upper Level Garden requires admission.

The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother Opening and Closing Hours

November 1 through the Day before Thanksgiving

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Day after Thanksgiving through December 30

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

December 31 – January 31

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

From February 1 through Last Day of Standard Time (March 12)

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

First day of Daylight Savings Time through Day Before Mother’s Day

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -6:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Mother’s Day through Labor Day

  • Grounds: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -8:30 p.m. (Daily)
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Day after Labor Day through Day before Thanksgiving

  • Grounds: 9 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Grounds remain closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day following the celebration of 10 a.m. Mass.)

How To reach The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother by Public Transport

  • By Train: Parkrose/Sumner TC MAX Station
  • By Bus: NE Sandy & 87th
  • NE Sandy & 86th
  • NE Sandy & Grotto

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The Grotto - National Sanctuary Of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland Reviews

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  • The grotto is an interesting religious sanctuary for any religious or nonreligious folks who can go to for a peaceful walk to see the grounds beauty. There is a large parking lot offering free parking. Along the path walking to the decorated cave is lined with scripture and various religious statues. A favorite of mine was a small trickling waterfall which sounded very peaceful. To enter the grounds is free besides wanting to see vast views of the gorge and Colombia river is a small fee pay which you can ride the elevator to see this view. The decorated and candle lit cave is a beautiful view and very peaceful.

  • What a beautiful and tranquil place! Came here during my trip to Portland and was totally taken back by the scenery. A good size of the ground is open to the public free of charge. However, to truly enjoy this place you have to pay $6 to visit the 26 acres garden, and it is definitely worth every penny! If you are stressed or just want to unwind after a long day or week, visit The Grotto, you won't regret it!

  • I'm not Catholic or religious at all but this place was so Serene and beautiful and ethereal. Upper garden is only $12 for two people (6 bucks each) . And the view from the meditation room is spectacular. Well worth it . Will definitely be back

  • This was such a beautiful and reflective place to come across in Portland. The grounds before the Grotto are beautiful and can be accessed for free, creating a pleasant walk up to the Grotto itself. If you pay a small fee in the building, you may ride the elevator up to see the rest of the grounds and sweeping views of Portland. The sclupture, art, and architecture I found to be extremely powerful and moving. The gardens accented all of this beautifully. We will definitely return here upon our next visit to Portland.

  • The staff and the site are always wonderful and full of personality. If you have the opportunity to visit, I would recommend going to the top level of the facility. The views are stunning. Religious or not, it is an overwhelmingly comfortable place. The servite fathers are all very pleasant and willing to chat, and the festival of lights is a must.

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