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“Great Quick Ride for a Panoramic View” 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 #30 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Trams, Other
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Sacramento Valley
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“Great Quick Ride for a Panoramic View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

I agree with the previous reviewer that in order to get the optimal ride and view, weather must be agreeable and clear. Fortunately, weather turned out to be clear on our ride. I believe the self service ticket machine only takes cash. It is a $4.00 roundtrip to the Oregon Health Sciences Unversity. I bit up a dip and sway through the first transition tower. You can get there by taking the Portland Streetcar which makes two nearby stops of the Portland Aerial Tram. Another gem of this cool and vibrant American city!

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Portland, Oregon
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“Quick, inexpensive & fun way to see the mountains.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2008

If the weather cooperates (and that's a HUGE caveat), definitely spend the $4 for the round-trip ride. The tram itself is sleek and smooth sailing and it takes just a few minutes to get to the Oregon Health & Science University campus at the top. The views of Mt. St. Helens with her top missing (to the northeast of PDX) and Mt. Hood (slightly southeast of PDX) are phenomenal - see photos. Visibility can be elusive, especially in winter months. The tram web site (http://www.portlandtram.org/) should have a "tram cam" so riders can see before going there whether the effort will pay off. Getting to the waterfront terminal by the free streetcar is a snap.

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“Gorgeous views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

incredible views of downtown Portland and the Willamette valley...don't miss it!

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