The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother, popularly known as The Grotto, is a Catholic outdoor shrine and sanctuary located in the Madison South district of Portland, Oregon, United States. Constructed in 1924, the sanctuary covers 62 acres, set both at the foot of, and atop, a 110 foot cliff.
From The Grotto
“Internationally-renowned Catholic Shrine and Sanctuary set among 62 acres of forest and botanical gardens. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the paved pathways. Find inspiration admiring statues, viewpoints, cultural shrines, ponds, chapels and gardens. Other features include a labyrinth, set among towering trees, a rose garden, and the Via Matris wood carvings. A wonderful place to relax and find peace. A true oasis in the middle of the city. Also available: The Grotto Gift Shop The Grotto Conference Center”