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The Grotto included in top-trending summer attractions

8/28/2016 12:00 AM

The Grotto is ranked at #18 on TripAdvisor's summer attraction trends. Congratulations. 

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The Grotto is a National Catholic Shrine dedicated to Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, which is a ministry of The Servite Friars – Order of Friar Servants of Mary. The Grotto strives to provide a welcoming presence and a beautiful environment conducive to peace, quiet, and spiritual inspiration. 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. In addition to its beautiful gardens, The Grotto offers comfort, support, and healing through The Grotto Spirituality Program and the Grotto Conference Center provides a serene setting for business meetings, community workshops, or religious retreats.