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Portland Aerial Tram

Marquam Hill Campus at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
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Ranked #29 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were only in Portland for 24 hours so I wanted to do this to actually see the city before we drove back to Seattle, the main city of our vacation. The tram ride is $4 a person and about 4 minutes each way. You can stay and look out from the top landing as long as you would like.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent views of Portland, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Hood from the exciting aerial tram. It's fascinating to watch it come and go, and pretty exciting to be on it while it swoops and swings over its giant pylon. Once you get to the top there's nothing but a hospital, but there's a viewing platform. A great excuse to ride... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a little off the beaten path, easy to get via the streetcar but not really close to any other place we were visited. We paid our $4 and rode the tram up and yes the view of Portland was nice but not more spectacular than some of the other places went. Also it takes you to a hospital,... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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181 reviews 181 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

excellent slow ride up and down...views of portland are to die for..you can see mt st helens, mt hood, mt adams...the willametter river...plus portland city proper....the operator is very friendly..

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

In hindsight, the most memorable Porland experience (I've been on aerial trams on the Great Wall of China....). A new twist on urban public transit---connecting a university campus at the waterfront to the hilltop. And it's a success---for workers, students and tourists. A sleek bit of engineering---there's a interesting little bump when going over a tower (sweaty palms). Take some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's just $4 round trip. It is a very short ride though, only about two mins each way but beautiful views of the city!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This aerial tram is well worth a visit whilst in Portland. The lower tram station is easily accessible using light rail. You need to purchase a ticket to ride the tram up and back down and it is very reasonably priced. It is free to ride the aerial tram down, if you have already got to the top using some... More

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Petaluma, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I always take the street car to the Tramway stop, get out but a ticket and take the tramway up to the hospitals and walk around and find spectacular views all over the many facilities. Even have lunch up there sometimes.

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Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Tram is an amazing experience (when you are taking it for fun and not for an actual medical situation). Save the visit for a sunny day for the clearest pictures. There is a fee if you are going up (unless you have an appointment at the top of the hill) but not coming down. At the bottom there are... More

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Northampton, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Incredible views of the city and the mountains beyond. A little out of the centre of the city ( we took the tram and streetcar there) but well worth it. Be warned though that the payment machines only take coins or cards - no notes so at $4 you'll need a pocketful of change.

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