The Portal is the fifth most expensive building in the game, costing 1 trillion cookies. Each portal initially produces 10 million cookies per second by opening a rift into the Cookieverse.


Icon Name Description ID
GalaxyNew A whole new world Have 1 portal. 58
PinkGalaxyNew Now you're thinking Have 50 portals. 59
CyanGalaxyNew Dimensional shift Have 100 portals. 60
OrangeGalaxyNew Brain-split Have 150 portals. 120
GoldGalaxyNew Realm of the Mad God Have 200 portals. 155
RustedGalaxyNew A place lost in time Have 250 portals. 218
BlackGalaxyNew Forbidden zone Have 300 portals. 258
HeComes H̸̷͓̳̳̯̟͕̟͍͍̣͡ḛ̢̦̰̺̮̝͖͖̘̪͉͘͡ ̠̦͕̤̪̝̥̰̠̫̖̣͙̬͘ͅC̨̦̺̩̲̥͉̭͚̜̻̝̣̼͙̮̯̪o̴̡͇̘͎̞̲͇̦̲͞͡m̸̩̺̝̣̹̱͚̬̥̫̳̼̞̘̯͘ͅẹ͇̺̜́̕͢s̶̙̟̱̥̮̯̰̦͓͇͖͖̝͘͘͞ Have 350 portals. 289
Portal Monument1 v15 With strange eons Make 1 sextillion cookies just from portals. 141
Portal Monument2 v15 Ever more hideous Make 1 septillion cookies just from portals. 199
Gay Cthulu Which eternal lie Make 1 octillion cookies just from portals. 303
Nyarlatetohep or something like that Bizarro world Reach level 10 portals. 317


Icon Name Quantity needed Base price (cookies) Description ID
GalaxyNew Ancient tablet 1 10 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"A strange slab of peanut brittle, holding an ancient cookie recipe. Neat!"
PinkGalaxyNew Insane oatling workers 5 50 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
CyanGalaxyNew Soul bond 25 500 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"So I just sign up and get more cookies? Sure, whatever!"
OrangeGalaxyNew Sanity dance 50 50 quadrillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"We can change if we want to.
We can leave our brains behind."
GoldGalaxyNew Brane transplant 100 5 quintillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"This refers to the practice of merging higher dimensional universes, or "branes", with our own, in order to facilitate transit (and harvesting of precious cookie dough)."
RustedGalaxyNew Deity-sized portals 150 500 quintillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"It's almost like, say, an elder god could fit through this thing now. Hypothetically."
BlackGalaxyNew End of times back-up plan 200 500 sextillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"Just in case, alright?"
SilverGalaxyNew Maddening chants 250 500 septillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"A popular verse goes like so : "jau'hn madden jau'hn madden aeiouaeiouaeiou brbrbrbrbrbrbr""
Hazelrald Vortex The real world 300 500 octillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"It turns out that our universe is actually the twisted dimension of another, saner plane of reality. Time to hop on over there and loot the place!""

Grandma FormEdit

Purchasing 15 Portals allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.

Icon Name Quantity Needed Price (cookies) Description ID #
GrandmaAchieveNew Altered grandmas 15 portals and 1 grandma 50 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Portals gain +1% CpS per 9 grandmas.
"a NiCe GrAnDmA tO bA##########"

There is also a research upgrade that uses Portals to affect Grandmas

Icon Name Price (cookies) Description
GrandmaDeathSkull Elder Pact 2,560,000,000,000 Each Grandma gains +0.01 base CpS for each 20 portals.
Note: this is a bad idea.
"squirm crawl slither writhe today we rise"

In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

Portal Portal ingame
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The portal is the third most expensive unit in the game. It will give you 6,666 cookies every 5 seconds, therefore increasing production rate by 1,332 cookies/second. It produces cookies 66.66 times faster than a Shipment.

Buying your first Portal will increase Grandma output by +5 cookies per 5 seconds. It will also cause C'thulhu-like creatures to replace some grandmas.

Because of the high base costs, the Portal isn't effective until many alchemy labs are purchased, and their price multiplied by 27 goes above 1 billion.  


  • The achievement "With strange eons" could be a reference to H. P. Lovecraft's fictional book, within the canon of the C'thulhu Mythos, the Necronomicon. In the Necronomicon, the line "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange eons even death may die." is said to be included.
  • With the Elder Pact upgrade, each Grandma gets +0.05 base CpS for every Portal. Because of this, the Portal used to be the only building in the game that can directly affect the cookie output of other buildings which aren't the Cursors.
    • As of V2.0, the upgrade type synergy exists, which makes two building types affect each other's cookie output directly.
  • The Portal used to only give 3,000 cookies every 5 seconds, but after Orteil heard people complain that it was underpowered, he raised it to 6,666.
  • The icon for the portal may be a reference to the Oblivion Gates from The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion. This seems very likely, since the gates were known for being alright to start with, but quickly bogged down by endless repetition.
    • Additionally, the "Deity-sized portals" upgrade may be a reference to Mehrunes Dagon from the same game, as he came through the Oblivion Gate and was shown to be the same size as Akatosh, the dragon God.
  • The name and description for the "Sanity dance" upgrade are references to the song "Safety Dance" by the band Men Without Hats, which includes the lyric "We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind."
  • The achievement for getting 1 Portal, "A whole new world," is a reference to the song "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin
  • The achievement for getting 50 Portals, "Now you're thinking", is a reference to the games Portal and Portal 2, as one of the series' taglines is "Now you're thinking with portals!"
  • The achievement for getting 200 Portals, "Realm of the Mad God", is a reference to the MMORPG Realm of the Mad God. It could also be a reference to The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, as Sheogorath was known as the Mad God, and his realm, the Shivering Isles was also referred to as the Realm of the Mad God.
  • The name and description of "Maddening Chants" upgrade "A popular verse goes like so : "jau'hn madden jau'hn madden aeiouaeiouaeiou brbrbrbrbrbrbr"" are references to game Moonbase Alpha, that features speech synthesizing of player chat and had become small YouTube hit. Some players would flood the chat with said parches in-game, including many others, for comical relief which some others would find frustrating. This could also be a reference to the chant featured in H. P. Lovecraft's 1926 story The Call Of C'thulhu, in which the cultists chant "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn".
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