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News Release: Portland Aerial Tram adds Sunday service through the summer; kickoff this Sunday includes free food, activities from 1 to 2 p.m.

(May 15, 2014) – The Portland Aerial Tram will expand service to seven days a week through the summer, adding Sunday service from May 18 to September 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

In addition to serving commuters, the Portland Aerial Tram has become a popular tourist destination.  Expanding the tram schedule to include Sundays offers the public an additional chance to enjoy stellar views of the Cascade Range and the city during the clearest days of the year.

To kickoff the expanded summer service, the Portland Aerial Tram and partners invite the public to a celebration this Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 2 p.m.   The kickoff will include FREE food and beverages from South Waterfront businesses, a balloon artist for the kids and a caricature artist for everyone.  Tram T-shirts will be available for $10 and color fabric markers will be available for free to decorate T-shirts.

The public can also enjoy tours of the control and engine rooms with purchase of a $4 round-trip fare. Kids 6 and under ride for free with an adult.

Free food and beverages are being provided by Elephants Delicatessen, Lovejoy Bakers, Aquariva, Cha Cha Cha, and Greenleaf Juicers.

 

About the Portland Aerial Tram

The Portland Aerial Tram is owned by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and operated by Oregon Health & Science University.    It opened to the public on Jan. 27, 2007. The cabins, named Walt and Jean, travel 3,300 linear feet between the South Waterfront terminal adjacent to the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 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. Visit http://gobytram.com . Find the tram on Twitter @PortlandTram  and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/portlandaerialtram

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