Portland Aerial Tram, Portland, Oregon
OHSU Marquam Hill Campus, Portland, Oregon 97329| Map |
The Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway in Portland carrying commuters between the city's South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus, located in the Marquam Hill neighborhood.
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- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Plan to ride on a clear day, when you can enjoy breathtaking views of five mountain ranges while aboard and on the viewing balconies once you reach the top.
Address: OHSU Marquam Hill Campus, Portland, Oregon 97329| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30 am - 9:30 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
Price: Adults: $4; Children under 6: Free
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A connection between 2 hospitalsFlag review
This is a very quick ride, that connects between a medical center on the bottom to a hospital at the top. A bit surprising for a touristic attraction. We didn't know that and were very surprised to find our selfs at to top wondering inside of a hospital. We were expecting more of a museum at the top of the hill, or something. Not a medical center with sick people.
Tips for Families
After searching for a while we did find a balcony with a view to Portland. It was nice to hang there, enjoying the sunny beautiful day that sometimes Portland can offer.
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Although not the usual tourist trap (it's actually functional public transit for most that use it), I would recommend the Portland Aerial Tram to visitors and locals because it has great views. It's certainly a less-known gem for tourists to see Portland from another perspective--the sky! Easily accessible by the Portland Streetcar (sadly just outside of the free rail zone), the tram costs $4 round trip. Keep in mind tickets are only sold as round trips so don't think you can get a one-way and then walk the other. This is a fun adventure for the kids too. I took the three year boy I was babysitting and he absolutely loved "flying" as he now calls the Portland Aerial Tram. We extended the journey beyond the 4...
Fun fun! I procrastinated on doing this because I am terrified of heights. In all reality, the tram is a lot lower than it seems from the ground. It was actually a qui...
I took the OHSU Tram up Marquam Hill for the first time this week. My son, his mother, and I took the scenic ride ahead of a medical appointment. 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 buildin...
Now, it may not be the best way to get from A to B if you actually work at OHSU, but the Tram is a great way to show off the city to visiting friends & family. Best yet, make a public t...