Portland Meadow was a renowned Thoroughbred horseracing track in Portland, Oregon, from 1946 through 2019. During its 73-year run, the track set a number of records for purses among Oregon and Pacific Northwest tracks. Portland Meadows lives on now in the form of simulcasts and an outstanding OTB (off-track betting) site.
1001 N SCHMEER RD, PORTLAND, OR 97217
503-285-9144

Portland Meadows and horseracing live on together these days thanks to simulcasts of horseraces from around the world and an excellent off-track betting site. The OTB can be found in Portland just off Interstate 205, south of the Columbia River and the U.S./Canada international border.

 

The complex has 20 poker tables in a clean, well-lit venue. The OTB area has 14 large TV screens that feature races from all participating racing tracks. There is also a separate restaurant and bar area that serves three meals each day.

 

Portland Meadows began its pilgrimage on September 14, 1946, when, after a year of construction was completed, 10,000 fans packed the complex to watch Thoroughbred races. Soon afterward, the track was the first to offer nighttime races with a massive array of floodlights. After a fire destroyed the Grandstand in 1970, the track was swiftly rebuilt. In 1971, the newly constructed Portland Meadows opened with a record crowd of over 12,500 in attendance.

 

Portland Meadows was also the site of outstanding racing achievements. In 1987, the Coors Portland Meadows Mile set a high mark when it offered a $100,000 stakes race purse for the first time. Equally noteworthy, the winning pony—Present Value—was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey William Shoemaker.

 

Gaming first came to Portland Meadows in 2016 when a poker concession commenced in the indoor stands. Following the demolition of the track, live racing at Portland Meadows ceased. Thanks to OTB, however, Portland Meadows' name and its connection to Thoroughbred racing continue.

Tweets
358
Following
154
Followers
258
A couple of panoramas of the PLO tournament at @PDXmeadowspoker last night. https://t.co/xPOGwVOqNL
1
Dec 12
Our book, How Can He Fold???, comes out Friday, November 29th! Here's a short teaser chapter to get you all HYPED about it!…
5
Nov 26
I’m entry #100 in the $5K GTD @PDXmeadowspoker https://t.co/ZwAArzgtxa
1
Jul 26
0
Mar 29
Load more Tweets
#LATEST NEWS
24
OCT
Breeders Cup Dirt Mile Profile of Life Is Good
2021
The Todd Pletcher trainee is a top contender to get his first G1 in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile.

23
OCT
Maryland Millions with Jockey Victor Carrasco
2021
Victor tells us the Secret to winning at Laurel Park

23
OCT
Breeders Cup Distaff Profile of Letruska
2021
Is the four-time G1 winning mare beatable?

22
OCT
International Horse Racing Picks for October 23
2021
Picks and Analysis for Newbury, Doncaster and Saint Cloud

21
OCT
Horse Racing Today – Thursday, October 21, 2021
2021
Horse Racing Picks, News and Opinions