Riding High on the Portland Aerial Tram

Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
On a random Saturday in February I headed slightly outside of downtown Portland to visit to one of Portland’s outstanding attractions: the Portland Aerial Tram. Opened in 2006 and designed in Switzerland / Los Angeles, the aerial tram (made up of two trams “Jean” and “Walt”) takes riders from the South Waterfront all the way up to the renowned Oregon Health & Science University hospital campus on Marquam Hill and back. More than just a small “thrill ride”, the aerial tram But I’ll let the photos I took throughout the day do all the talking.


Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Going up to the lift hill and over.
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Heading into the OHSU Tram station.
Portland Aerial Tram
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Portland Aerial Tram Portland Oregon
Even if one wasn’t traveling up to OSHU hospital, the aerial tram is well worth the $4.50 round trip admission for the views of downtown Portland and the opportunity to ride on Portland’s only “thrill ride”. And who can complain about the row of food trucks that await riders from the OSHU campus down to the South Waterfront?
Portland Aerial Tram, Portland Oregon

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