Get a beauty-filled start to your day with a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram! The early experience guest gets the spectacular views. At the start time (6:30 am weekdays, 8:30 am on Saturdays due to limited hours for the tram. We can't operate Sundays when the tram is closed), we’ll pick you up in central downtown Portland in one of our lux Mercedes Sprinter vans, and drive up city's western ridgeline, through the city's cultural district and one of the state's biggest university campuses. At OHSU, we’ll walk with you through the building, describing its puzzle-like structure and insider secrets, and to the Aerial Tram. We’ll serve you craft roasted coffee and some of Portland’s best doughnuts with a view of the first morning light, then we’ll ride this feat of Swiss engineering as the early sun reveals the city’s glowing colors. At the bottom, we’ll walk to a new building that is helping redefine the city’s skyline, and visit Portland’s youngest (and only earthquake-proof) bridge. We'll tell you the story of the bridge and its quixotic lights, and orient you to the city whose east-west divider lies before us. After this expansive journey, we'll drop you off back downtown at Director's Park. Our mission is, not just to show you the best way to start one day in Portland, but also to help you prioritize your time. Think of us as concierges to your Portland experience!
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours, and together with partners and guides Edwin, Lizzy, and Jeri will host the experiences. As a published, award-winning writer and storyteller, I put a priority on partnering with other artists to guide these experiences. I also am drawn to genuine, authentic people who make charming guides. With our combined decades of guiding, we set ourselves apart by going to places others pass by, and creating experiences that get beneath the surface, exploring not just the “what” but the “why.” (And never forgetting sweet treats.) When we create an experience, it is one we develop out of places we know intimately and love so well we are bursting to share them; and includes elements that together make up not just the story of Portland, but the beauty, delight, passion and weirdness we love.
A taste of the city's best doughnuts
Coffee (or tea on request) from our favorite roaster
Comfortable, city-permitted Mercedes Sprinter vans
We’ll meet you at Director Park in our Sprinter van under the Guild Theater Sign on SW Park Ave. From here we’ll give you the most magnificent views of Portland to start your day. At OHSU, we'll eat doughnuts, drink coffee, and look at the spectacular view (showing you our favorite photo spots) before boarding the Portland Aerial Tram for the ride to the South Waterfront, where we'll see even more at the Robertson Life Sciences Center.
最多可供8位旅人參加，不限年齡。 If you have dietary restrictions or prefer tea to coffee, please let us know ahead of time!
Our goal is to orient you in the city and have an incredible experience in the early morning light! Due to long summer days, dates from April to September will begin after sunrise. The mountain is not visible on rainy days, but the view of the city is still beautiful no matter the weather.
Sunrise and doughnuts on the Aerial Tram