Portland Aerial Tram
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 84%Family Travelers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 57%Green Travelers
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- Portland Aerial TramMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Oct 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.Recommended for:
- Portland Aerial TramJul 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.Recommended for:
- Portland Aerial TramMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesJul 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...
- Portland Aerial TramMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 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.