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News Release: Portland Aerial Tram Open Sunday, March 16th all day for Shamrock Run fans, along with free, fun activities for kids

(March 12, 2014) –  The Portland Aerial Tram will be open Sunday, March 16, 2014 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 closures and take the tram!

In addition, the tram will have a variety of free, fun activities for the whole family from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

The public is welcome to join the Portland Aerial Tram festivities at the lower tram station in South Waterfront while the Shamrock Run is underway. Take the tram to the top of the hill and cheer on the runners at the half-way point.  

Free activities for the whole family include: face painting, balloon sculpting, puzzles, crafts and behind the scenes tram tours of the control and motor rooms.  Tram T-shirts will be available for $10.  Round trip fare: $4; children 6 years of age and under ride for free!

Find Shamrock Run course maps, road closures, and other info at


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. V
isit . Find the tram on Twitter @PortlandTram  and Facebook at

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