Portland Meadows


1001 N Schmeer Rd Portland, OR 97217 Phone: (503) 285-9144 Website: www.portlandmeadows.com

Racing Season: October 12 – February 12 Sunday and Wednesday: post time 12:00 PT

Notable Portland Meadows Racing Events

  • $35,000 Portland Mile
  • $21,000 Stallion Stakes
  • $20,000 Willamette River Stakes
  • $20,000 Mt. Hood Handicap
  • $20,000 Mt. St. Helens Handicap
  • $20,000 Portland Distaff
  • $20,000 Columbia River Stakes
  • $20,000 Oregon Derby

History of Horse Racing at Portland Meadows

Portland Meadows opened in Portland, Oregon in 1946 to an opening day crowd of over 10,000. The track made history as the first Thoroughbred track in the country to offer nighttime racing, thanks to a powerful lighting system designed by General Electric. Though racing has continued since its opening, Portland Meadows suffered severe damage in a 1948 flood and the grandstand was completely demolished in a fire in 1970. Magna Entertainment acquired the license in 2001, and The Stronach Group assumed ownership in 2011 after acquiring all Magna racing and gaming assets. The track is known for helping to launch the career of jockey Gary Stevens, who earning the leading rider title at Portland Meadows in 1981 and 1982.