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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

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“Even if you aren't religious, The Grotto is a beautifully tended garden, and a nice place to come contemplate. It is an internationally renowned Catholic shrine and botanical garden. Set on 62 acres and featuring a 100 foot cliff, the garden opens up to many different vistas as you wind your way through the paths. During the holidays, The Grotto is decorated with thousands of lights in their annual Festival of Light.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Kind of a hidden spot to walk around and see old graves, some famous Portland characters are buried here. Definitely off the beaten path but kind of cool to walk around in. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“this is the neighborhood church that has been there before everything gentrified. you can still dance around with multi-ethnic charisma during the music. pretty sure the shindig starts at 10am”
  • 2 locals recommend
Funeral Home
“A peaceful place for a sunny walk. Contains historical graves of the Portland Roma people, and a special area of Japanese WWII memorials.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“In case you would like to practice meditation in an amazing setting the Heart of Wisdom Zen Buddhist Temple is 1-block from us and offers several opportunities to practice every week.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“I mean...don't go in but if you're out on a stroll walk around the grounds, it's pretty. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Beautiful grounds to walk through and wonderful Christmas presentation of lights during the winter holiday season. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cemetery
“ River View Natural Area - Portland Parks & Recreation Not affiliated with River View Cemetery”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“If you like to visit churches while in a new city, venture to Bridgetown at 6pm on a Sunday evening. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Great up and coming community and space that houses some lending libraries and the Portland Fruit Tree Project.”
  • 1 local recommends
Synagogue
“Largest Conservative affiliated synagogue in Portland. Lots of social activities many open to public.”
  • 1 local recommends
Synagogue
“Local Chabad "franchise". Very nice folks. Lots of outreach. Jewish Day School.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“This is a beautiful historical church and a great landmark for the neighborhood.”
  • 1 local recommends
Funeral Home
“Stunning views of Portland and Mt Hood plus historically interesting tombstones and mausoleum”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends