Why We RecommendThe Portland Aerial Tram opened to the public on Jan. 27, 2007. Since then, it has made more than 217,000 trips carrying nearly six million riders on the popular aerial conveyance. The cabins, named Walt and Jean, travel 3,300 linear feet between the South Waterfront terminal at 3303 Southwest Bond Avenue, and the upper terminal at OHSU's main campus. Traveling at 22 miles per hour, the Tram cabins rise 500 feet. The Portland Aerial Tram, part of the City’s public transportation system, is one of only two used for urban transit in the U.S.