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News Release: Portland Aerial Tram Open Sunday, March 15th all day for Shamrock Run fans; along with free, fun activities for kids

(March 12, 2015) – The Portland Aerial Tram will be open Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for improved access to Marquam Hill and Oregon Health and Science University during the Shamrock Run.

Avoid road closure delays and take the tram! During the popular run, which is sold out this year, the tram will provide the quickest and best access between South Waterfront and Marquam Hill. View road closures during the run at

In addition, the tram will have a variety of free, fun activities for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lower station. Kids can bring home a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick's Day or pick up a Portland Tram activity book. Take the tram to the top of the hill and cheer on the runners at the half-way point. All crafts and activities are free. Round trip fare: $4.35; children 6 years of age and under ride for free!

Portland Aerial Tram normal hours of operation are weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The tram is open on Sundays only from May through September except for special occasions.

About the Portland Aerial Tram

The Portland Aerial Tram is owned by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and operated by OHSU.  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 . Find the tram on Twitter @PortlandTram  and Facebook at


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