This June, Portland Celebrates the Iconic Aerial Tram
“Get to Know the Tram” Month Features Schedule of Fun, Family-Friendly Festivities
To commemorate its five years as an iconic part of the city’s skyline, the Portland Aerial Tram declares June “Get to Know the Tram” month. Free, family friendly festivities, including guided tours, bicycle rides and hikes, art exhibits and classes, and partnerships with Portland Children’s Museum and Ritz Camera are all planned for weekends throughout the month.
“With a beautiful Oregon summer just around the corner, the Tram is a wonderful destination for enjoying the breathtaking views of the city and mountains,” said Brett Dodson, Tram manager for OHSU. “With a full schedule of kid-friendly events planned for weekends in June, there’s no better time to get to know the Tram and see the city from a new perspective. ”Each weekend of activities during “Get to Know the Tram Month” is organized around a theme. They include:
Activities will run from 1:00 – 3:00 PM each day, and ongoing updates and further details can
be found on the Portland Aerial Tram Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/portlandaerialtram.
Earlier this year, the Tram surpassed seven million passengers and 250,000 trips since its debut in 2007, and it remains one of the highest volume urban aerial commuters in the world. On May 20, the Tram will expand its annual Summer Hours to include Sundays, operating all weekend-long through September 16. The Portland Aerial Tram is open Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is open Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND AERIAL TRAM
The Tram opened to the public on January 27, 2007. Since then, it has made more than 260,000 trips carrying more than 7 million riders on the popular aerial conveyance. The cabins, named Walt and Jean, travel 3,300 linear feet between the South Waterfront terminal at SW Moody Avenue and SW Gibbs Street and the upper terminal at the Kohler Pavilion on OHSU’s main campus. Traveling at 22 miles per hour, the Tram cabins rise 500 feet for the three-minute trip over I-5, the Lair Hill neighborhood and the Southwest Terwilliger Parkway. The Portland Aerial Tram is one of only two used for urban transit in the U.S. For more information about the tram including schedule and fees, visit http://www.gobytram.com, or follow the Tram on Facebook by “Liking” it at http://www.facebook.com/portlandaerialtram.