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 6:30 a.m., we’ll pick you up in central downtown Portland in one of our lux city-permitted Sprinter vans, and take our favorite vista-filled drive across the city's western ridgeline, though pocket neighborhoods that feel like secrets. At OHSU, we’ll walk with you 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 Italian 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 head up to a viewing deck that shows off 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 (or feel free to ride with us to our shop on the inner Eastside for another of our experiences!). 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, Evan, 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
From start to end point, we have designed our itinerary to give you the most magnificent views of Portland to start your day; even the drive from starting point to OHSU. At the teaching hospital, 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.
年齢制限なく8名まで参加できます。 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.