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Portland Aerial Tram

3310 Southwest US Veterans Hospital Road #232, Portland, OR
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  • Portland Aerial Tram
    Kate Bagoy
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    5 Jun 06, 2014
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    Beth H
    5 Jan 06, 2014
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  • Portland Aerial TramPro 2014
    Margot B
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    3 Oct 24, 2013

    Primarily constructed to transport people up to the Oregon Health Sciences University hospital (which has always had a shortage of parking) the aerial tram is also a nice way to get a birds' eye view of downtown Portland from the south. It's a bit spendy for those not affiliated with the hospital, but there is a 2-for-1 Groupon available that makes it more reasonable.

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  • Portland Aerial Tram
    Kelly Gregory
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    This tram isn't far from the opera housing. You could either walk, it is about a mile away, or take the train one stop. A round trip fare is $4 and children under 6 ride free. It offers GREAT views of the city and would be fun for the little ones. The tram takes you to the top of the hill/mountain where the medical center is located, but lots of people just ride it for the view.

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  • Portland Aerial Tram
    Adrian
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    It's just a tram! It's got grew views of the area but there was just a debacle getting it constructed. It took forever. Would recommend for a nice 30 minute detour.

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  • Portland Aerial Tram
    Simon Dempsey
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The ride itself is kinda cool, but then it leave you as OHSU (hospital) which is kinda wird. Not really a tourist venue! I think it was built to favour transport to workers of OHSU. If you have time on your hands give it a go...

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  • Portland Aerial Tram
    Fiona Canova
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    On a clear day, this aerial tram provides amazing views of the river, downtown Portland and Mt Hood and surrounding mountains.

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  • Portland Aerial TramPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I took the OHSU Tram up Marquam Hill for the first time recently. It was a nice clear day and it was neat to see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and a small piece of Mt. Rainier. Closer to home, I enjoyed the view of greater Portland and the neat ship building facility next to the Tram. I really enjoyed both rides and a chance to do it together with my son.

    My only concern is the upper plaza and the relative ease that someone could jump. Apparently there was a case last year or so, where one person threatened to do just that and one of the OHSU staff members succeeded in talking him down.

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    5 Jul 31, 2013
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    Mike Henigan
    5 Jun 21, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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Description

Get your sightseeing done in one tram ride! Intended as a simple people mover up to OHSU hospital, the aerial tram offers a smooth ride through the air to the crest of Marquam Hill, and along the way provides its riders with some utterly spectacular views of the surrounding country. A clear day will provide you with sweeping views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier, while on the return ... read more
trip you will enjoy bird's eye views of downtown Portland. A round trip takes about half an hour to complete.