Portland Aerial Tram
Portland Aerial Tram
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Tram is a popular destination for tourists, locals and people just looking to try something fun. The lower tram terminal is at the intersection of South Moody Avenue & Gibbs Street --the most transportation-diverse intersection in the country. Besides one of the nation's only aerial commuter trams, you'll see cars, buses, a streetcar, a soaring pedestrian bridge, a cycle track and the densest bike parking in America's #1 biking city. Bike valet is offered free to the public at Portland Aerial Tram Monday through Friday. Exiting the upper terminal you'll see the largest enclosed sky bridge in North America. Take a right to access an outdoor patio with seating and views of the terminal, the cityscape, the Willamette River and, on a clear day, Mount Hood and Mount St Helens. The upper terminal links to the 4T Trail--a self-guided tour by train, trail, tram and trolley. Much of Marquam Hill is a natural area with several trails.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,284 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Enjoyable quick ride. Would have been so much better with some information at bottom or top of tram. $8 per person round trip. Good views from the top if skies are clear.
Written 5 September 2023
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SMF-Collegeville
Batesville, IN212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The tram had nice views, but really it seems to be mostly for commuters going up and down the hill. There was little information in the tram or at the stations, and it was crowded with people just going to or from work. It was fine to get a bird's eye view at a low price, but without more information somewhere, it wasn't really education.
Written 20 August 2023
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pinguFareham
Budapest, Hungary113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great trip up in the trip, great views from the viewing platform at the top. The tram is also used to get to the hospital which is reached immediately at the top, great idea. The trip is very quick, too quick!
Written 6 August 2023
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Fernanda Paz C
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
One of the worst experiences of my entire life was when I visited Portland with my friends for what was supposed to be an enjoyable last day. We had heard so many great things about it, but let me tell you, that couldn't be further from the truth. What they conveniently fail to mention is that when you reach the top station, you're actually greeted by... a hospital. Yes, that's right, the so-called observation deck is nothing more than a glorified waiting room for patients. It's absolutely appalling how little respect and privacy they have for the patients and their families. To make matters worse, we witnessed a group of three girls shamelessly taking selfies right next to an immunosuppressed patient. It was a truly horrifying sight. And as if that wasn't enough, there were even memory plaques scattered around, reminding everyone of the deceased patients. This is definitely not the kind of place that should be marketed as a tourist attraction. It should be a place of respect and solace. I cannot stress enough how strongly I discourage anyone from visiting this place. Save yourself the disappointment and find something else to do in Portland.
Written 10 July 2023
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Leewina D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Portland Oregon is beautiful. You have to go see mojave's Falls it is absolutely beautiful and actually woke up to see the rest of it. It was very neat to walk the trail to which is Castle too. I went with my son and we had a great time. We did the tram ride it's only 5 minutes one way 5 minutes the other but with a beautiful view from the air of Portland. I would recommend it. And drive to Canton Beach and spend a day there. The drive to Canton Beach is beautiful and the beach is also beautiful and there's other things around there to do in that area. I you don't want to miss it.
Written 14 April 2023
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Lea
Houston, TX97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I saw this on a list of things to do in Portland and thought it was a neat idea since we def don't have these here in Houston; flat lands and all unfortunately :/

I had read the directions on the official website (gobytram.com), but I'm a bit directionally challenged. Blessings that my boyfriend is better than I am with that and was able to find some paid street parking by the Go By Bike Shop. From here, it was a short walk to the tram station. They have self-serve machines that give easy to read directions on how to purchase tickets, and if you still need help, there is an attendant nearby to assist when needed. I believe it was $5.65 for a one-time roundtrip ticket that you're able to use on the day of purchase. We went around 6:30 pm, and there weren't too many people clamoring to get on. Just a few visitors and medical professionals.

The ride itself was smooth, and you get some gorgeous views to look at when you ascend! We were even able to see Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens though I def can't tell you which is which. It was a great stop for our Portland tour!
Written 30 January 2023
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Meesh L
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Quick and easy way to see views of the city and beyond. Tram operators were helpful in pointing out different landmarks and there's even a map above the front and back tram viewing windows to give you an idea of what you are looking out at. Once you're at the top, there are a couple of viewing areas, but because you are also at a hospital you cannot go in unless you have a reason to (i.e. hospital staff or visitor) so plan accordingly as in eat first and use the restroom before you ride the tram up. We made it fun by first stopping at Blue Star Donuts (a few blocks from the lower tram station) to grab coffee and donuts. While you can't eat on the tram, you can enjoy your food and coffee at the donut shop and use the restroom there before riding the tram. Go early! We went up at 9am on a Saturday when it opened and by the time we got back down (before 10am) there was a line at the station.
Written 4 October 2022
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Jay H
Las Vegas, NV110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
While tickets are cheap for this, there isn't much to do at either stop. This tram is really for hospital workers to move from the upper and lower venues. The views are nice, but at the end of the day not much more to see or do here.
Written 13 September 2022
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JuliR624
Scottsdale, AZ108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I started at the hospital and took the tram down first. Tickets are easy to purchase at a machine there. The cars are large and you can take your bicycle on them. The cars run every few minutes. Of course, the view is beautiful. At the base, you can walk/bike/trolley/bus around the south river part of town. There are a few restaurants, but mostly that area is apartment buildings and buildings associated with the hospital. One add-on to the tram at the base is to walk or bike the Tilikum Crossing bridge (the big white one) over the river. I would do it again and would recommend it.
Written 7 September 2022
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KylieS
Downers Grove, IL102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a fun and quick little side tour for a fun day in Portland. Inexpensive. Great views of the river and city. Takes about 10 minutes round trip. If you are on a self-guided tour of the city, this is definitely something to do.
Written 5 August 2022
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