OHSU Tram // #GOMO


Let's Go!

The OHSU Tram has been at the top of my Portland bucket list for quite a while now. I’ve driven down I-5 for years wondering where that little sky tram was going and how I could ride in it. Well the day finally came! The starting point for the tram happens to be close to my roommate Emily’s work, so we took a Saturday morning and rode the tram and had waffles from a nearby foodcart.

We walked across the pedestrian bridge to the lift, and in case you had any doubt you were in Portland, the whole station is surrounded by bicycle share racks. Nike just installed orange bicycles all over the city, so those have joined the normal commuter bikes. Nike bikes sounds so dang cute I can’t get over it. I’m not sure when I will actually try one out, as I’m terrified of riding a bike in car traffic – maybe the next thing on my PDX list?

The tram costs $5.00 per person, which I didn’t think was too bad considering it covers the round trip. Once you pay you get a little ticket and then you queue to board the next tram up. The ride only lasts around 10 minutes, but the views are spectacular. On a clear day, you can see several mountains and the surrounding greenery. We spent a lot of our time snickering about the Cavalia tents (they've been HEAVILY advertising their horse themed show - we can't escape!). It's refreshing to get a new angle on the city, and to be reminded of how gorgeous Portland is. We also spent the ride next to a family entirely outfitted in Hilary Clinton campaign gear, which was confusing. I still don't know where they were going.

After our descent we stopped by Smaaken, a waffle sandwich food cart. If you didn't know, food carts in Portland are an institution. This waffle cart even offers gluten free and vegan options - hooray Portland! I had a raspberry jam, chocolate, and fresh whipped cream waffle. Go big or go home, right? It was delicious.


Eventbrite.com contacted me a few weeks ago about their #GOMO (Go Out More Often) campaign, and I was intrigued. Their goal is to replace that dreaded FOMO with exciting activities and events. I am definitely a FOMO sufferer - I am constantly moaning about other people's exciting Facebook and Instagram adventures while letting my Netflix autoplay. So I felt inspired by their campaign to try to check a few things off my summer Portland bucket list - including the OHSU tram. Next up on my list? Going to some of Oregon's Best Of places, having an outdoor picnic in Laurelhurst Park, going on another Pokemon hunt around Mt. Tabor...

Eventbrite's website makes it easy to find events going on in your area - I found tons of stuff happening in Portland that I had no idea about! One such gem - the Naked Goddess Swim: A chance for women to swim naked in the Willamette in the moonlight. Oh Portland. You wonderful city you.

There are also a lot of free events listed on Eventbrite, which is perfect if you're trying to get your summer bucket list done on the cheap (like I am!). Definitely check it out and let's all GOMO! (I am saying this mostly to myself, who is probably at home, watching That 70's Show)

Also next on my bucket list - working on that tan! Just kidding, these ghost legs are here to stay.

(this post is not sponsored - Eventbrite provided no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own)

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1 comment:

  1. The pictures turned out so nice! I think we picked a good day to go