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The Grotto’s 90th Anniversary Dinner and Auction

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Multnomah Athletic Club
1800 SW Salmon St.  Portland, Oregon

Reception and Silent Auction 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Live Auction 7 p.m.

$90 per person

Please join us for this very special celebration and fundraiser.  All proceeds benefit The Grotto, allowing us to continue The Grotto’s mission of being a place of solitude, peace and prayer for all people.

Your ticket includes a drinks & appetizers reception, a three-course meal from an award-winning chef, and free parking across the street.  You will also have the opportunity to bid on many wonderful items, including trips and unique opportunities.

Tickets available now online or you may call 503-254-7371.
For more information, or if you have an item to donate, please call our dinner and auction chairperson, Jane Tokito, at 503-261-2404 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please join us the following day in The Grotto Plaza for
The Grotto’s 90th Anniversary Mass
The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Sunday, Sept. 21
12 noon at The Grotto Plaza
For more information, please call 503-254-7371 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Grotto Conference Center

Reservations Required
$35 per person

Price includes all-you-can-eat buffet and
complimentary tokens to The Grotto’s Upper Level Gardens.

Two seatings available:
Arrive 11-11:30 a.m.
or arrive 1:30-2 p.m.

Seating is in tables of eight.
If you have fewer than eight in your party,
you may be seated with others.


  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Artisan Cheeses
  • Home Baked Breakfast Breads and Sweets
  • Assorted Salads
  • Roasted Potatoes O’Brien
  • Spiral Cut Honey Roasted Ham
  • Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Scrambled Eggs

And Additional Seasonal Items from our Kitchen

Chilled Juices, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Iced Tea
Champagne Mimosas available on a non-hosted basis
Make reservations online or by calling 503-254-7371.
For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If your first seating choice is not available, the other seating time may still have open spots.

Mother’s day tickets
Phone Number

Christmas Festival of Lights

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th

Our celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

Click here to learn more about the Christmas Festival of Lights

International Freedom Sunday

In colorful native costumes, carrying bouquets of vibrant flowers, people gather at The Grotto to celebrate the annual International Freedom Day Mass. Each year this Mass is held at The Grotto on the Sunday closest to Independence Day.

Freedom Sunday
July 7, 2013

The Freedom Day Celebration began at The Grotto in 1976 as a way for new immigrants in Portland to celebrate their independence. Most of the people who come to give thanks for the liberty they enjoy in the United States are Southeast Asian. However, the ethnic groups who participate in this celebration include Polish, Croatian, Russian, Korean, Filipino, Hispanic, Eritrean, Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese.

Blessing of the Animals

The Grotto

The Annual Blessing of the animals is Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the plaza.

The Blessing of the Animals is held the third Sunday of July and offers individuals with pets an opportunity to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional and physical well-being. This annual event attracts a wide variety of animals and their human friends. Individuals of all faiths are invited to bring their companion animals, properly restrained, to The Grotto for the Blessing of the Animals. All are welcome.

Events at The Grotto

The Grotto

Throughout the year, The Grotto holds a wide variety of events, including special religious celebrations, retreats, workshops, the Christmas Festival of Lights, concerts, a crab feed, and a blessing of animals. We hope that you will join us at The Grotto for one of our special events. For more information, please call 503-254-7371.

85th Anniversary Mass

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