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“Terrific views”

Portland Aerial Tram
Ranked #17 of 442 things to do in Portland
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Portland, Oregon
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“Terrific views”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

The tram is free for anyone going down from OHSU campus on Marquam Hill (take Bus 8 to get there). It is four dollars going up from the waterfront unless you have a medical appointment. It does not run as much o Sunday as the other days. Check the schedule before you go. The views you get of Portland and (often) Mount Hood during the ride are memorable. You can get a good cup of coffee in the lobby of the Center for Health and Healing at the bottom of the tram, and an inexpensive lunch at both ends of the ride in the cafeteria. The one on Marquam Hill is better for selection. The Portland streetcar leaves and arrives at the CHH on the waterfront.

Visited August 2012
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“Just plain fun!”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We enjoy the train in Banff and Jasper so much we decided to give this a try and I am glad we did. The return trip was only $4 each and was quicker than the other trams but the view was wonderful. Fun to look at the twisted 5 levels of freeway to the North and try and sort it all out - actually much more fun to look at it than it was to try and drive it!

Visited July 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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“Great view of the city”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

The Portland aerial tram can be reached by light rail from the city center. The ride with the aerial tram takes about ließ than five minutes and provides a great view of the city and river areas. On a clear day it also gives a great view of the country side beyond Portland.

Bring your camera and take this very nice and inexpensive ride. Well worth the money!

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great view, fun ride”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Beautiful view on the ride from the South Waterfront up to Oregon Health & Science University -- over I-5 and a bunch of streets. It can get really crowded, though, so go on an off-hour or get right up to a window.

Visited July 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“On a Clear Day this Tram should be one of your first stops ! !”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Bring your Portland Map, Camera and Binoculars and hop on the OHSU Tram. Check out the Mountains, the bridges and part of downtown Portland from this quick and clean Tram Ride Up and Back from the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. If You are in a Hurry this can be knocked out in NO TIME FLAT ! ! For Just $ 4 round trip You get a Great Aerial View and can plan Your next two or three stops in the Greater Portland Area . For another few hours take the Orange Line through Downtown Portland for Numerous Resturant, Shopping and Bar options. Area Information and Security Staff were Welcoming and Extremely Helpful ! !

Visited June 2012
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