The Grotto (National Santuary of Our Sorrowful Mother)
''The Grotto'' is the popular name of The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden is located in Portland, Oregon. It is a non-profit organization supported solely by the proceeds of its gift shop and by donations. It is administered by the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.
The Grotto strives to provide a welcoming presence and a beautiful environment conducive to peace, quiet, and spiritual inspiration. The Grotto offers understanding, compassion, support and hope through a variety of ministries including counseling, education, spiritual direction and liturgical celebrations. The Grotto endeavors to serve all people.
With its fir trees, colorful rhododendrons and other native plants, The Grotto is an inviting destination for all. An internationally-renowned Catholic shrine and botanical garden, The Grotto provides a spiritual and peaceful retreat for more than 200,000 visitors each year from all faiths and all walks of life. Visitors are delighted to discover this 62-acre green space just minutes from downtown Portland.
Grounds open: 9am-5:30pm all days
Welcome Center (Gift Shop) open: 9am - 5:30pm all days
Visitor Complex open: 9am - 5pm all days
Tokens to the Upper Level Gardens are sold in the Gift Shop and Visitor Complex.
Tokens are sold until 5:30 p.m. (one hour prior to grounds closing.)
Chapel locked at 6 p.m.
Whom to Contact
- Thomas FullmerExecutive DirectorPhone: (503) 254-7371Fax: (503) 254-7948
- Tom GodboldConference Center Coordinator/ChefPhone: (503) 254-7371
- Dana SchmidlingFestival CoordinatorPhone: (503) 254-7371Fax: (503) 254-7948
- Jane TokitoDevelopment DirectorPhone: (503) 254-7371Fax: (503) 254-7948