Mt. Hood Railroad
The Mt. Hood Railroad is the home of the scenic train trips that can be taken in the area around Portland. The train runs between Hood River (about 60 miles east of Portland) and Parkdale. There are some freight trips, but it's predominantly a passenger train for tourist excursions through the beautiful countryside.
There are a variety of train excursions that can be booked on the Mt. Hood Railroad, including dinner outings with a murder mystery or Western “train robbery” theme. There are also brunch trains, romance trains and trips that simply let passengers take in the scenery to and from Parkdale.