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The Grotto

The Grotto Tours and Tickets

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Tucked into a corner of Northeast Portland in a park-like space is a Catholic sanctuary known as “The Grotto.” The official name is the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, and it's a shrine and botanical garden. It covers 62 acres that were purchased by Father Ambrose Mayer in 1923; he intended to build a shrine to the Virgin Mary on the land. The project was even blessed by then-Pope Pius XI in a handwritten letter, and the first mass was held at The Grotto in 1924.

The sanctuary garden includes a church, a meditation hall, and long walking trails. One of the trails allows visitors to stop at each of the Stations of the Cross. One of the most popular annual events at The Grotto is the Festival of Lights during the Christmas season, when the entire park is lit up beautifully and there are concerts and other events.

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8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, Oregon, 97220
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Columbia River Gorge on this full-day trip from Portland to Mount Hood! With your small group, take a guided tour of such iconic Oregon destinations as Multnomah Falls and the famous Timberline Lodge, and enjoy lunch in the charming city of Hood River.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown Portland

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown Portland

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Whether you want to relax after a long day of sightseeing or need to unwind at the end of your workweek, a sunset dinner cruise along the Willamette River is sure to do the trick. The journey offers spectacular views of the Portland skyline and city’s main landmarks. Listen to live music while you enjoy a freshly cooked Pacific Northwest meal.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

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Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine country on a guided wine-tasting tour from Portland. With a small group of fellow wine lovers, spend half a day visiting three handpicked wineries such as Colene Clemens Vineyards and Montinore Estate. Meet local vintners and sample award-winning varietals while marveling at Oregon’s stunning countryside.
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  • 6 hours
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day on this guided tour to Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway and stop at the magnificent falls of Multnomah, Latourell, and Bridal Veil.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

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Explore the stunning beaches and beautiful towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Portland. Visit the charming towns of Manzanita and Cannon Beach—home of the famous Haystack Rock—browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop several beaches to maximize your time at the Oregon Coast.
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  • 8 hours
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Portland Old Town Ghost Tour

Portland Old Town Ghost Tour

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Learn about the haunted past of Portland, Oregon's Old Town with this guided ghost tour. Your guide will regale you with tales of the past as you walk to different allegedly haunted locations, wrapping up at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, believed to be haunted by a long-dead fire captain.
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  • 1 hour
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2-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise

2-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise

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Get an up-close look at the Columbia River Gorge on a sightseeing cruise that takes you under the Bridge of the Gods and past sights such as the Bonneville Dam, Native American fishing platforms, and locations where kite surfers and wind surfers show off their skills. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board the boat.
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Afternoon Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Afternoon Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Escape the city for an afternoon exploring some of greater Portland's most scenic falls. Set out to see Multnomah Falls as well as other falls along the Columbia River Gorge, home to the largest concentration of waterfalls in the country. Take plenty of pics of the cascading waters or simply bask in their beauty. You'll enjoy incredible panoramic views from the Crown Point Vista House while an expert guide fills you and your group in on local flora, fauna and history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Portland Afternoon City Tour

Portland Afternoon City Tour

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See the best Stumptown has to offer on a small-group tour of the city's top sights and attractions. Learn about local history, culture and everyday life while exploring downtown and its surrounds. Peruse the revamped Pearl District and visit Pioneer Square. Experience what makes Portland and the surrounding area unique with stops at the International Rose Test Garden (seasonally), Willamette Falls, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, and the Oregon City Municipal Elevator. Walk away with a better appreciation for and knowledge of Oregon's largest city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Sunrise, Doughnuts and Coffee on the Aerial Tram

Sunrise, Doughnuts and Coffee on the Aerial Tram

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The Aerial Tram is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC through at least July 2021. We cannot honor bookings for this tour until the tram reopens. The early tour guest gets the spectacular views. We’ll pick you up in central downtown Portland, and take our favorite vista-filled drive across the city's western ridgeline, though pocket neighborhoods that feel like secrets. At OHSU, we’ll walk with you to the Aerial Tram. We’ll serve you craft roasted coffee and some of Portland’s best doughnuts with a view of the first morning light, then we’ll ride this feat of Italian engineering as the early sun reveals the city’s glowing colors. At the bottom, we’ll walk to a new building that is helping redefine the city’s skyline, and head up to a viewing deck that shows off Portland’s youngest (and only earthquake-proof) bridge. We'll tell you the story of the bridge and its quixotic lights, and orient you to the city whose east-west divider lies before us.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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What are The Grotto hours of operation?
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The Grotto hours of operation: Open daily. Typically open starting at 9am and closes between 4-8:30pm, depending on the season.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book The Grotto tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Grotto can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit The Grotto 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Grotto costs USD 29.99. Guided The Grotto tours start around USD 29.99 per person.
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