Things To Do Saturday: How About A Two-Trolley, Tram Ride?

The Willamette Shore Trolley is now open between Lake Oswego and Moody/Bancroft, near the Old Spaghetti Factory. Trains leave Moody/Bancroft at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Lots of river views you won’t see by car.

You can mashup a $6 ride on the Willamette Shore with a Portland Streetcar ride as well as a $4, round-trip, soar on the Portland Aerial Tram.

Here’s one way to do each leg:

1. Take the Portland Streetcar to the South Waterfrnt (Moody/Gibbs) stop. Referring to the schedule I just linked you to, try to get there by 11:12 a.m.

2. Follow the signs to the Portland Aerial Tram. Ride up to OHSU (about three minutes), take some pix if that’s your thing, then ride back down. Trams depart every five minutes.

3. Walk down Moody from Gibbs to Bancroft. It’s about 2/5 of a mile. Odds are that you probably need the exercise.

4. Wait at the Willamette Shore Trolley station. The northbound should be letting its passengers off around 12:45 p.m., and commence loading just a few minutes after. The 1 p.m. departure should get to Lake Oswego by 1:45 p.m.

5. You could ride right back at 2, or hang at Mazama, cruise galleries and art shops- then take a later 35 Macadam Tri-Met bus back to hook up to the Portland Streetcar or even the Max.

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