Columbia Gorge 2019 Model Railroad Show

Each year, the CGMRRC hosts an open house for the public to come enjoy the layout. We fully staff the layout operations with more than 30 operators at once. Our dispatchers and operators get quite a workout while the public enjoys the layout and the many trains operating all day long.

We will feature Thomas and many other famous trains kids of all ages will recognize. The layout is 4200 square feet - approximately the size of a basketball court! There are dozens of highly detailed scenes and thousands of feet of track. We are continually making improvements each year and are striving to make our layout more interactive for our guests to enjoy. You never know what new displays you might see.

This year we also have a quilt raffle that benefits the shriner’s children's hospital. We will also be displaying a separate Lego train display. We can't wait to see you there!

The Details 

Times: 10am – 5pm
2019 Show dates: November 9th-10th, November 16th-17th, November 23rd-24th, November 30th-Dec. 1st
Admission: $8.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids ages 3 to 11.
Address: 2505 N. Vancouver Ave (@ Russell St.), Portland, OR.
Contact: call 503-28-train (503-288-7246) or email

VIP Tours

Ever wonder what the layout looks like behind the scenes? We are now offering behind-the-scenes tours letting you can see areas not normally open to public viewing. VIP Tours are offered each Saturday and Sunday during show weekends starting at 8:45am, $15 per person. VIP Tours are by reservation only. Please fill out the form below to request a tour:

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please give us some information regarding your group, including the number of visitors, as well as anything else we might need to know to set up your tour.