Technically, the tram is a commuter tram that helps employees of Oregon Health & Science Univeristy campus get to Marquam Hill. However, the public are welcome and it's pretty inexpensive considering you're traveling 3,300 linear feet are able to see views of Mount Adams, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens during the ride. It's open day and night and the views are incredible! Take advantage of this opportunity and see which landmarks you can spot.
Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (May 19 to Sept 15) The Tram cabins depart approximately every six minutes. During windy conditions, the Tram may slow to a 10-minute interval. The last Tram trip leaves the lower terminal 10 minutes before closing. The Tram is closed on: Jan. 1 New Year's Day Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Feb. 16 Presidents' Day May 27 Memorial Day July 4 Independence Day Sept. 2 Labor Day Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day Nov. 29 Scheduled maintenance Dec. 25 Christmas
One way to reach the Portland Aerial Tram is from the lower terminal at the Center for Health & Healing (3303 S.W. Bond Ave.,
From Interstate 5 and downtown Portland, follow signs to South Waterfront.
The streetcar stops at the corner of S.W. Moody and S.W. Gibbs, across the street and just north of the Center for Health & Healing. Patients and visitors may transfer to a streetcar from a TriMet bus or MAX train; the closest streetcar stop to the downtown transit mall is at S.W. 5th and Market.
TriMet lines 35 and 36 (Stop 13182) drop off at Moody & Gibbs. Lines 1, 9, 12, 17, 19, 44 and 43 are accessible via Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge.