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Portland Aerial Tram

Address: Marquam Hill Campus at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 503-494-8283
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Ranked #41 of 590 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
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Type: Trams, Transportation

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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very unique way to see the city sights from above! The ride is short and sweet (though not short enough for my hubby who is afraid of heights!!) and with a Groupon it was a great deal too (round trip for both of us was $4--- in June 2014). The views on a clear sunny day were... More 

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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The staff was outstanding and truly appeared to enjoy their job. Perfect change of place from the hospital waiting room. Enjoyed the view of the mountains and Portland. Definitely recommend

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Portland, Oregon
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182 reviews 182 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A great view of the city from up high. Short trip to OHSU, where can take photos or have lunch. Your fare (about $4.25) pays for a round trip. Lots of parking. The tram is not open on Sundays so plan accordingly. Wheelchair accessible but anchor down once you are in the tram because it does swing a little when... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The aerial tram has got to be the best public transportation option for commuters every invented. It is so much fun to ride and watch. You get a great view of the city, and it is so cool to see all the workers ride their bikes to the base and then get to take a tram up to work.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The tram has been on our list to do evertime we visit Portland, but it has never happened. This time, we did it. We probably should talk to our hotel about how to get there...we just set off from our hotel like urban hikers and figured we would would just follow the map given at hotel and/or google. After crossing... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

City planners used their noggins on this one! The tram gets you from downtown up to the Zoo, Rose Garden and Japenese garden where many Portland attractions are.

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Seattle, Washington
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208 reviews 208 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This aerial tram takes from the river, 500 feet to one of the highest points in Portland ending at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) which is a treat to visit by itself. The views are the best in Portland and on a clear day you can see to Mt St Helens, Mt Hood, the Columbia River and much... More 

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Layton, Utah
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a must do in Portland. We ended up going from the top of the tram and riding it down first. Which was kind of confusing because we had to park at the hospital and find where the tram was which took us a bit. This is a fairly short trip and you actually buy your fair at the... More 

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Napa, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We did this on a cold rainy and very cloudy day and still LOVED our tram ride. It was a bummer to not be able to see the great views of Mt. Hood but it was still so much fun and who doesn't like flying over people's homes and peaking into their backyards?? But seriously, it was very inexpensive and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

this is fun to just ride, get out and stroll the hospitals balcony areas, and return. its an esperience and on a clear day the views are stunning. there really isnt much else up there to do as it just goes to OHSU though im sure its very convenent for patients, visitors, students, and staff (:

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