Portland Aerial Tram is an aerial tramway carrying commuters between Oregon Health & Science University's (OHSU) South Waterfront campus and the Marquam Hill neighborhood. It is the United State's second commuter aerial tramway (after New York City's Roosevelt Island Tramway).
As many as 20,000 people a day visit Oregon Health & Science University's main campus on Marquam Hill. OHSU is Portland's largest employer, medical destination, and home of several medical schools. Marquam Hill is also home to a residential neighborhood, nature trails, and hospitals owned by Shriners and Veterans Affairs. However, from downtown Portland, Marquam Hill is accessible by just two 2-lane roads. To keep Marquam Hill accessible, an ambitious solution was needed. After reviewing a few different options, the City and stakeholders determined a tram was the best possible solution.
The Tram cabins travel 3,300 linear feet at 22 miles per hour and offers riders picture-perfect views of the Willamette River, Mount Hood and downtown Portland.
Questions about the Tram, and what to expect when you ride it? Visit the official Portland Aerial Tram website.
3303 SW Bond Avenue Portland, Oregon 97239