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  • Location:Hood River, Oregon
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Murder Mystery Dinner Train from Hood River

Steel yourself for a night of whodunnit with a murder mystery dinner aboard the historic Mt Hood Railroad. Indulge in a locally-themed, four-course meal and watch (or participate) in some raucous dinner theater centering on a murder plot that’ll have you guessing until the end.


  • Mt Hood Railroad murder mystery dinner train from Hood River, near Portland
  • Enjoy a lavish four-course dinner while traveling along the historic Mt Hood Railroad
  • Take in soothing sunset views of the orchards and fields in the Hood River Valley
  • Watch actors portray a murder mystery plot, and try to solve the case!
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase, and live bands play on select train rides

What You Can Expect

Murder Mystery Dinner Train from Hood River

Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Your evening begins at Hood River Station in Hood River, a charming town situated approximately 60 miles (96 km) east of Portland. Climb aboard the classic Mt Hood Railroad and settle into your reserved seat for an evening of fun and puzzling entertainment. Promptly at 5pm, the train commences its sunset journey through the soft hills and golden orchards of the Hood River Valley. Savor the peaceful ride while it lasts! 

Before the theatrical festivities begin, enjoy dinner service in the company of fellow sleuths. Your meal offers four entree options with Pacific NW flair (see Itinerary for sample menu) and drinks (own expense). Tables generally accommodate four guests, though you may customize a more private experience for two with advance booking.

While dining, immerse yourself in the unfolding drama as an animated cast of characters race through the train cars, developing a perplexing murder mystery plot. Sit back and observe or jump into the fun as, one-by-one, clues reveal the killer’s identity. Can you solve the mystery before your friends and neighbors?

The occasional appearance of a live blues band adds a magical element to your 4-hour train ride. You'll return to Hood River Station around 9pm.


Sample Menu


Tomato caprese with smoked salmon, finished with a balsamic reduction

Spring mix salad
 with your choice of blue cheese dressing or
 huckleberry vinaigrette

Main Course (choose one; all are served with seasonal vegetables)

Beef tenderloin medallions finished with
 adobo demi-glace, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Pan-seared almond-crusted salmon 
on a bed of puffed pastry with pesto sauce

Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, spinach, Gorgonzola, ricotta and caramelized shallots and chardonnay sauce, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Red curry couscous
 with zucchini, shallots, toasted almonds, spinach and carrots


Flourless chocolate cake

Customer Reviews

Michele R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was excellent and the show was awesome. so much fun.

Georgina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Show was great fun and food was very good. Really enjoyed the whole evening. Arrive an hour or two early and enjoy shopping in the neat little town.

Charlene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had the best time, the dinner was wonderful and the mystery was entertaining and had our party trying to figure out who done it.

Donna B

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

The food was absolutely the best! The service was even better. We enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, and willingness to box up the two meals of the couple who was unable to attend with us. Loved the silly play. The scenery left something to be desired, however. I realize you have no control over where the train travels, but, being very new to the West we're from New Hampshire I was expecting more of the greenery and beauty I have seen in other parts of this area. However, I would absolutely do this again. Very enjoyable!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Mystery was fun and well acted. The steak was very rare and had to be sent back 2 times, but the waitresses were very accommodating, even bringing out the chef.

Ron G

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Fun time! Good food.

Mike M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

The food was excellent and the entertainment fun and amusing. The scenery was hit and miss but some was very pretty but the murder mystery pretty much kept our attention anyway.

Sherry B

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2016

The food and show where great! The view out the window wasn't very good, but after dark you couldn't
See anything.

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