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“Great Mountaintop View”

Portland Aerial Tram
Ranked #19 of 452 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Travel through the city of Portland Oregon on its well organized tram system. You can catch the aerial tram at is the end of the line for one of the rail trams, believe it to be the red line trams. From Portland's riverfront you can board the Aerial Tram for a round trip fee of around $2.50. It will take you to the top of the mountain where there is a Hospital (Oregon Health & Science University Hospital) also next door to a Shriner's hospital. From there you have a great view out towards Oregon and Washington State. on a clear day ( the saying in apart land is the mountains are out). This is very difficult because it rains constantly and the cloud ceiling is often too low for visibility. Viewable on a good day is Mount St. Hellen's , Mount Hood and Mount Rainier. Although a fantastic view, I went on two different days and was unable to see the mountains. None the less it was enjoyable and certainly cheep enough. If you like you can visit the hospital's cafeteria which contrary to the normal hospital food is quite good. It is very inexpensive compared to Portland's restauant's and the food is prepared while you wait. Certainly is a bargain in today's times. It's a nice ride on the rail tram as well as on the Aerial Tram.

Thank RLW306
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We rode the tram as part of the "4T Trail" surprisingly fun for even the teenagers. Afterwards we bought ice cream along the waterfront before taking the max back to the zoo

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

With good public transport links which are very cheap, this is a must do in the city. It only takes 4 minutes and costs $4 to go up, but there are spectacular views over Portland. At the top there is a viewing platform and travelling back down if free.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

They gave us some family passes to ride the tram when my son was released. Great view, short ride. Free to take down, small fee to ride back up.

Thank LF2011
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Fantastic view -- begin with a walk by the river then ride the tram up to the top of OHSU. All right, it's a hospital, but the view is fantastic and they're used to seeing tourists.

Thank Max A
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