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.

Achievements

Icon Name Description ID
GalaxyNew.png A whole new world Have 1 portal. 58
PinkGalaxyNew.png Now you're thinking Have 50 portals. 59
CyanGalaxyNew.png Dimensional shift Have 100 portals. 60
OrangeGalaxyNew.png Brain-split Have 150 portals. 120
GoldGalaxyNew.png Realm of the Mad God Have 200 portals. 155
RustedGalaxyNew.png A place lost in time Have 250 portals. 218
BlackGalaxyNew.png Forbidden zone Have 300 portals. 258
SilverGalaxyNew.png H̸̷͓̳̳̯̟͕̟͍͍̣͡ḛ̢̦̰̺̮̝͖͖̘̪͉͘͡ ̠̦͕̤̪̝̥̰̠̫̖̣͙̬͘ͅC̨̦̺̩̲̥͉̭͚̜̻̝̣̼͙̮̯̪o̴̡͇̘͎̞̲͇̦̲͞͡m̸̩̺̝̣̹̱͚̬̥̫̳̼̞̘̯͘ͅẹ͇̺̜́̕͢s̶̙̟̱̥̮̯̰̦͓͇͖͖̝͘͘͞ Have 350 portals. 289
Hazelrald Vortex.png What happens in the vortex stays in the vortex Have 400 portals. 349
Mooncandy vortex.png Objects in the mirror dimension are closer than they appear Have 450 portals. 362
Astrofudge portal.png Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb Have 500 portals. 408
Alabascream portal.png Don't let me leave, Murph Have 550 portals. 484
Iridyum portal.png Reduced to gibbering heaps Have 600 portals. 502
Portal Monument1 v15.png With strange eons Make 10 sextillion cookies just from portals. 141
Portal Monument2 v15.png Ever more hideous Make 100 octillion cookies just from portals. 199
Gay Cthulu.png Which eternal lie Make 1 undecillion cookies just from portals. 303
Nyarlatetohep or something like that.png Bizarro world Reach level 10 portals. 317

Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GalaxyNew.png Ancient tablet Own 1 portal Money.png 10 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"A strange slab of peanut brittle, holding an ancient cookie recipe. Neat!"
25
PinkGalaxyNew.png Insane oatling workers Own 5 portals Money.png 50 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"ARISE, MY MINIONS!"
26
CyanGalaxyNew.png Soul bond Own 25 portals Money.png 500 trillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"So I just sign up and get more cookies? Sure, whatever!"
27
OrangeGalaxyNew.png Sanity dance Own 50 portals Money.png 50 quadrillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"We can change if we want to.
We can leave our brains behind."
50
GoldGalaxyNew.png Brane transplant Own 100 portals Money.png 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)."
116
RustedGalaxyNew.png Deity-sized portals Own 150 portals Money.png 500 quintillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"It's almost like, say, an elder god could fit through this thing now. Hypothetically."
198
BlackGalaxyNew.png End of times back-up plan Own 200 portals Money.png 500 sextillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"Just in case, alright?"
303
SilverGalaxyNew.png Maddening chants Own 250 portals Money.png 500 septillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"A popular verse goes like so : "jau'hn madden jau'hn madden aeiouaeiouaeiou brbrbrbrbrbrbr""
316
Hazelrald Vortex.png The real world Own 300 portals Money.png 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!""
437
Mooncandy vortex.png Dimensional garbage gulper Own 350 portals Money.png 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!"
489
Astrofudge portal.png Embedded microportals Own 400 portals Money.png 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!"
515
Alabascream portal.png His advent Own 450 portals Money.png 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."
671
Iridyum portal.png Domestic rifts Own 500 portals Money.png 500 tredecillion Portals are twice as efficient.
"Your've managed to manufacture portals that are convenient enough, and legally safe enough, that you can just stick them against walls inside buildings to connect rooms together in unusual configurations. In practice, this means your employees get to have much shorter bathroom breaks."
709

Other Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
GrandmaAchieveNew.png Altered grandmas 15 portals and 1 grandma owned Money.png 50 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Portals gain +1% CpS per 9 grandmas.
"a NiCe GrAnDmA tO bA##########"
62
ElderBrainNew.png Elder Pact 9th research project completed Money.png 256 quadrillion Each grandma gains +0.05 base CpS per portal.
Note: this is a bad idea.
"squirm crawl slither writhe
today we rise"
73
SynergySack.png Contracts from beyond 15 Banks, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 200.003 quadrillion Banks gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per bank.
"Make sure to read the fine print!"
375
SynergyIdol.png Paganism 15 Temples, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 200.04 quadrillion Temples gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per temple.
"Some deities are better left unworshipped."
377
SynergyGalaxy.png Infernal crops 15 Farms, 15 Portals and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 200 quadrillion Farms gain +5% CpS per portal.
Portals gain +0.1% CpS per farm.
"Sprinkle regularly with FIRE."
385
SynergyGalaxyII.png Abysmal glimmer 75 Prisms, 75 Portals and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money.png 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."
386
Perforated mille-feuille cosmos.png Perforated mille-feuille cosmos 15 Portals, 15 Idleverses and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 2.4 octillion Portals gain +5% CpS per idleverse.
Idleverses gain +0.1% CpS per portal.
"Imagine, if you will, layers upon layers . Now picture billions of worms chewing their way through it all. This roughly, but not quite, approximates the geometry of the most basal stratum of our natural world."
696
Fortune portal.png Fortune #011 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 77.778 duodecillion Portals are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Every doorway is a gamble. Tread with care."
631

In Cookie Clicker Classic

Portal store icon Portal appearance
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.  

Trivia

  • 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 achievement for getting 450 Portals, "Objects in the mirror dimension are closer than they appear", is a reference to car mirrors having the safety warning "OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR" at the bottom of the mirror.
  • The achievement for getting 500 Portals, "Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb", is a reference to the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth.
  • 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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