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

Murder Mystery Dinner Train from Hood River

Spice up your Saturday evening with this fun murder mystery train ride along the historic Mt Hood Railroad. Savor a gourmet four-course meal as a bawdy cast of characters acts out a murder plot. Piece together the clues and try to solve the whodunit before your 4-hour journey ends! A live band also plays on select tours. This is a lighthearted night out for anyone looking for something different to do in the Portland area.


  • 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

Embark on your train ride in the early evening from Hood River Station in Hood River, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Portland. Travel toward Mt Hood along the Mt Hood Railroad, a historic railway built in 1906 and used for decades to transport lumber and fruit. Large picture windows offer lovely views as the setting sun lends a golden glow to the fruit trees and fields in the Hood River Valley.

Sit back and relax in your comfortable, booth-style seating as your expert wait staff serves dinner. Enjoy a gourmet four-course meal right at your seat (see Itinerary for sample menu), and indulge in alcoholic drinks of your choice if you wish (own expense). Most of the tables seat up to four people, though tables for two can be requested in advance if you’d like a more private experience for you and your loved one.

During your meal, enjoy interactive entertainment as a wacky cast of characters move from car to car acting out a murder mystery plot. Be ready to join in the fun as clues to the killer are revealed one by one. Try to figure out the culprit before your last bite of dessert!

On some nights, you may also enjoy a live blues band performance during your 4-hour train ride, which returns to Hood River Station.


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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Fun time! Good food.

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.

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