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Portland Aerial Tram

Marquam Hill Campus at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
503-494-8283
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Ranked #29 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Can't beat the price of the Portland aerial tram. $4.00 roundtrip from the bottom or free from the top, (although, not sure how you would get to the top in the first place). It is free for students and hospital staff. Unless you enjoy touring medical facilities, the only reason to ride if you are a tourist are the views... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Day was not completely clear, but we could see Mount Hood and Mt St Helens quite well. With all the walking we did, it was a nice break.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fun for the $4 per person. Great views at the top and our driver was quite charming. It's probably a unique way to get to work for the employees of the medical center. For visitors it's a fun, hour or so up, look around at the view and back down. Great break from more active travel pursuits but maybe not... More

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I know what you're thinking. "What is a Alpine ski lift doing here in Portland?" Remember "Keep Portland Weird" - There might be many good answers to why and how and how much (did this thing cost), just get a ticket and take the ride! If you'd like something to do when you get off the tram, start your journey... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really great aerial trip! took my 5 year old granddaughter and she really loved it.! Hope to do it again.

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