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“Great views, short trip”

Portland Aerial Tram
Ranked #20 of 445 things to do in Portland
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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great views, short trip”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had seen the tram from the highway and wanted to explore it. The trip is very short, but does provide a great view of the city and the mountains. The destination is the Oregon State University medical centre that provided us a lovely shady spot to relax on a very hot Portland day. The trip is $5 for adults, but makes for a good 1-hour outing for the kids.

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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“Part of the 4T Hike”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This tram is part of the 4T Hike in Portland: train, trail, tram and trolley. You can start at the zoo and end at downtown Portland or vice versa. Besides the practical function of the tram for the people working in the hospital, tram is open to the public for small fee. The fee is absolutely worth the price to see beautiful aerial views of Portland!

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great view of Portland”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

If you want to get a quick visual overview of Portland, take the aerial tram. Easily accessed by Portland streetcar.

Visited May 2014
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Canada
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133 attraction reviews
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“On the bike path”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Not much to add to the other [good] reviews, except to note that the Aerial Tram is part of the transit system and free if you take the tram there. We rode bikes from downtown along the Waterfront Path. You can take bikes on the Aerial Tram but the ride down is treacherous, so do the return trip (same price as one-way).

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“See Portland from the air”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is definitely an excellent way to see the view of Portland from the air as the tram goes up or down. The fee is just $4. It just takes a couple of minutes to arrive at the hospital where you can take photos from different angles of the city. What is more is that you find paintings on the corridor at a certain part of the building (hospital) and you don't really feel like you are in one! I think the tram ride is a fun and cheap way to see the scenery both during daytime and after sunset cause it will surely be very different.

Visited July 2014
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