The Portal is the eleventh building in the game, costing 1 trillion cookies. Each portal initially produces 10 million CpS by opening a rift into the Cookieverse.


Portal achievements
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
SilverGalaxyNew H̸̷͓̳̳̯̟͕̟͍͍̣͡ḛ̢̦̰̺̮̝͖͖̘̪͉͘͡ ̠̦͕̤̪̝̥̰̠̫̖̣͙̬͘ͅC̨̦̺̩̲̥͉̭͚̜̻̝̣̼͙̮̯̪o̴̡͇̘͎̞̲͇̦̲͞͡m̸̩̺̝̣̹̱͚̬̥̫̳̼̞̘̯͘ͅẹ͇̺̜́̕͢s̶̙̟̱̥̮̯̰̦͓͇͖͖̝͘͘͞ Have 350 portals. 289
Hazelrald Vortex What happens in the vortex stays in the vortex Have 400 portals. 349
Mooncandy vortex Objects in the mirror dimension are closer than they appear Have 450 portals. 362
Astrofudge portal Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb Have 500 portals. 408
Alabascream portal Don't let me leave, Murph Have 550 portals. 484
Portal Monument1 v15 With strange eons Make 10 sextillion cookies just from portals. 141
Portal Monument2 v15 Ever more hideous Make 100 octillion cookies just from portals. 199
Gay Cthulu Which eternal lie Make 1 undecillion cookies just from portals. 303
Nyarlatetohep or something like that Bizarro world Reach level 10 portals. 317


Portal upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GalaxyNew Ancient tablet Own 1 portal Money 10 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"A strange slab of peanut brittle, holding an ancient cookie recipe. Neat!"
PinkGalaxyNew Insane oatling workers Own 5 portals Money 50 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
CyanGalaxyNew Soul bond Own 25 portals Money 500 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"So I just sign up and get more cookies? Sure, whatever!"
OrangeGalaxyNew Sanity dance Own 50 portals Money 50 quadrillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"We can change if we want to.
We can leave our brains behind."
GoldGalaxyNew Brane transplant Own 100 portals Money 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 Own 150 portals Money 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 Own 200 portals Money 500 sextillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"Just in case, alright?"
SilverGalaxyNew Maddening chants Own 250 portals Money 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 Own 300 portals Money 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!""
Mooncandy vortex Dimensional garbage gulper Own 350 portals Money 500 nonillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"So we've been looking for a place to dispose of all the refuse that's been accumulating since we started baking - burnt cookies, failed experiments, unruly workers - and well, we figured rather than sell it to poor countries like we've been doing, we could just dump it in some alternate trash dimension where it's not gonna bother anybody! Probably!"
Astrofudge portal Embedded microportals Own 400 portals Money 5 undecillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"We've found out that if we bake the portals into the cookies themselves, we can transport people's taste buds straight into the taste dimension! Good thing your army of lawyers got rid of the FDA a while ago!"
Alabascream portal His advent Own 450 portals Money 50 duodecillion Portals are twice as efficient.
""He comes! He comes at last! Just like the prophecies foretold! And as He steps out of the portal, your engineers begin slicing Him into convenient chunks before transporting His writhing cosmic flesh to your factories, where He will be processed and converted into a new and exciting cookie flavor, available tomorrow."

Other UpgradesEdit

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GrandmaAchieveNew Altered grandmas 15 portals and 1 grandma owned Money 50 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Portals gain +1% CpS per 9 grandmas.
"a NiCe GrAnDmA tO bA##########"
ElderBrainNew Elder Pact 9th research project completed Money 256 quadrillion Each grandma gains +0.05 base CpS per portal.
Note: this is a bad idea.
"squirm crawl slither writhe
today we rise"
SynergySack Contracts from beyond 15 Banks, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money 200.003 quadrillion Banks gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per bank.
"Make sure to read the fine print!"
SynergyIdol Paganism 15 Temples, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money 200.04 quadrillion Temples gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per temple.
"Some deities are better left unworshipped."
SynergyGalaxy Infernal crops 15 Farms, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money 200 quadrillion Farms gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per farm.
"Sprinkle regularly with FIRE."
SynergyGalaxyII Abysmal glimmer 75 Prisms, 75 Portals and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money 422 septillion Portals gain +5% CpS per prism.
Prisms gain +0.1% CpS per portal.
"Someone, or something, is staring back at you.
Perhaps at all of us."
Fortune portal Fortune #011 Random fortune from news ticker Money 77.778 duodecillion Portals are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Every doorway is a gamble. Tread with care."

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 the 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 achievement for getting 350 Portals, "He Comes", along with its mangled text, is a reference to the Lovecraft-inspired Zalgo meme.
  • 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".
  • It used to cost 1,666,666 cookies.
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