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The Grotto

A sixty-two acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden, the Grotto is an oasis of serenity and green space just moments from downtown Portland. Leashed pets are allowed on the premises. Every year, on the third Sunday of July, the Grotto offers the Blessing of the Animals. This event draws a variety of creatures, ranging from snakes to furry four-legged friends. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

The Grotto has received a rating of 3.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • Gale
    Oct. 10, 2019
    Only part open to dogs

    The Grotto is beautiful, lush and well taken care of. Worth a visit. However, it’s split into an upper and lower parts and leashed dogs are only allowed in the lower part, which isn’t that extensive. Too bad as the upper is beautiful.

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