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Portland’s Aerial Tram

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What’s to Love: This has the potential to be a controversial post. Obviously, there are some people who do not like the Tram, especially many who live below it. I certainly can see their point (literally). I remember riding with my son and seeing the F#$* the Tram sign on someone’s roof. Personally, I thought it was amusing, and s/he obviously had a right to do it. If that sort of thing bothers you, don’t worry, because s/he took it down.

Politics aside, the Tram is a striking piece of engineering prowess, and I have to admit that I love riding the Tram with my son. I can’t imaging that I’d ever ride it on my own. We usually ride it on our way home from the Circuit Bouldering Gym. I have an annual Trimet pass, and my son rides for free. It’s very entertaining for him, and I get a big kick out of watching his face as the Tram takes the big swing over the support. It’s a quick ride, and the view is fantastic, especially on a clear day.

One of the best things about the ride is stopping at OHSU’s outdoor sculpture garden and viewing area. You’ll notice it on your right as the pod docks. Definitely spend some time with your kids in this area.

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