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“The BEST Way to See the Rose City!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portland Aerial Tram

Portland Aerial Tram
Marquam Hill Campus at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
503-494-8283
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Ranked #40 of 586 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“The BEST Way to See the Rose City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My kids and I took the tram ride during the holidays and its by far, the best way to see the City. Its a quick ride down and back up the hill...every minute is breathtaking! If you're lucky enough to have a clear day like we did, you'll get a peak at both Mount St. Helens and Mt. Hood...oh what wonder!

If you know an OHSU employee, snag a tram pass so it'll be free and if you don't..its only $4...pay stations are available next to OHSU's March Wellness center which is right on the city's streetcar line.

What a way to get around!

Visited December 2012
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Just the view nothing else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just a 3 min ride from river park way to the Hospital.. View is ok and have to be a clear day to enjoy. But the ride is expensive for the time and location.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Fun trip. There is much to see on the trip down from the top. While at the top, be sure to walk around the terrace to see the views and the public art.

Visited May 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Option for tourists or hospital visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a family member in the hospital at OHSU and discovered that for family members of patients staying at OHSU, we could get a pass for up to 5 people for a tram trip. So, to take a break from the waiting room, give others a chance to visit, we took the tram down from OSHU, then took the trolley right at the tram starting point all the way to Pearl district for only $1 each. (buy the tickets at the tram stop or on the trolley itself). Look for brochures on the trolley for shopping and dining options on the trolley line. I do want to try the 4T trail -- but not in the rain/darkness of winter. Great views, friendly tram operators.

Visited December 2012
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“Birdseye view of the city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It is a great way to see the city skyline, and changes seasonally. $4 for the round trip. Spectacular when the snow is falling!

Visited September 2012
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