{portland} aerial tram views

August 24, 2015

While in Portland, my sister and I looked up some of the “can’t miss” things to do in the city. Since we were only in town for less than two days, we weren’t going to hike up Mount Hood or anything, but there were a few things we didn’t want to miss, namely the Portland Aerial Tram. This tram is similar to the Roosevelt Island Tramway in NYC. The tram connects the Downtown waterfront to the main Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus. This means lots of doctors, nurse, staff and patients ride this tram regularly.

The Portland Aerial Tram opened at the end of 2006 and while it is mainly used by OHSU, it has become quite the tourist destination because it gives amazing panoramic views of the Downtown area, waterway, and bridges that you can’t really get from any other place. The four-minute ride, while quite short, is a pretty neat experience, especially on a clear day. And what’s even better is that even though it costs $4 to ride over, the way back is free!

Read about more Portland adventures here:
union stationvoodoo-style donuts made in pdxpowell’s many books a pod of food trucks oregon square for pioneers

An aerial Portland photo adventure:

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One Response to “{portland} aerial tram views”

  1. annalice said

    this is definitely a unique part of portland! its crazy how patients have to take the tram to get to the hospital haha

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