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Portland Aerial Tram

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Address: Marquam Hill Campus at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 503-494-8283
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We didn't need to ride the tram to get somewhere, we just took a ride for fun. If you are scared of highs, you might avoid it. There are a few bumpy spots, & it swings a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't need to ride the tram to get somewhere, we just took a ride for fun. If you are scared of highs, you might avoid it. There are a few bumpy spots, & it swings a bit. Other than that, it was fun and you get a great view if you're by the window.

Thank MommaK777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do the 4T Trail!!! Awesome experience of 4 modes of transportation beginning in downtown Pioneer Square. Learned about it in Travel Portland magazine I got before our trip. 4t-trail.org. Great way to earn views of the city. Capped off by the aerial tram where you can see the whole city and Mt Hood. Tram ride was gorgeous at sunset!!!!

Thank Lgimeno
El Paso
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have done the tram countless time, best is low wind weather for sure! The views are unique and worth the trip.

Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Tianjin Region, China
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up near Portland and had been to OSHU many times when my children were small, so it was a treat to see the city from that advantage point. I felt like a tourist! I was snapping photos and taking videos. If you have the opportunity, you should do the round trip, you can see different things going down... More 

Thank M1n1Onlover
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Portland before they constructed this tram. It was surreal to experience the city in this way. The view from the hospital is breath-taking as well. An amazing experience for those from Portland and travelers alike.

Thank Amanda K
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a short but enjoyable ride to the top of the hill to the OSU Med Center. It is a hospital, so be mindful of that when you go. Employees, patients and family members also ride this tram to get to the Hospital itself. That being said, people there, especially the volunteers are extremely helpful in pointing out the... More 

Thank opus36
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I walked the Tilikum Crossing to the Portland Aerial Tram. Buying tickets was easy ($4.50 roundtrip) and getting on the tram was quick and painless. There seemed to be a mixture of people going to work at the hospital (at the top of the tram) and tourists. The ride is short, but you do get a nice... More 

Thank Wendy L
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tram up toOHSUhospital, then took hiking trails up the hill to Council Point park. Tram was great fun. $4.50 round trip, short ride, but the bestowed even in the rain.

Thank Ward N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Est view in Portland. If the weather is clear you can see Hood another mountains well. Run by Tri met.

Thank Julia D
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74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick and easy process on a Wednesday afternoon and awe inspiring views all along the way. Make sure to position yourself facing up on the ascent and down on the return (my preference). One point is a little rocky but there is warning given beforehand.

Thank Tammy F

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