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Address: 1001 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217-7599
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+1 503-737-1000
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Thu 09:00 - 20:30
Fri 09:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:00

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Old School Thoroughbred Horse Racing Track

This is a very old thoroughbred horse racing track but it has it's charms. If you want to play the ponies this is the only place for live racing in Portland, OR.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Wayne N
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a very old thoroughbred horse racing track but it has it's charms. If you want to play the ponies this is the only place for live racing in Portland, OR.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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194 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

A nice place to spend the day wagering on simulcast racing. Live horse racing may be available Oct to Feb. Food and drink prices are reasonable and food is good.

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Thank 476donc
Beaverton, Oregon
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106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Love visiting for some horse racing. I don't go outside of the live racing season. Would love to see longer season and different racing days/times but a good experience for the day.

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Thank Jason D
Portland, OR
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

When a friend suggested we plan a day at Portland Meadows, my first thought was to laugh hysterically and pooh-pooh it immediately. It was, however, somewhere in Portland that I had never been, so I sucked in my disdain and reluctantly agreed to go. It wasn't so much horse racing that I objected to; it was the venue. I have... More 

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3 Thank Candee W
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Portland Meadows Race Track Great lower tiered venue Easy to view and get close to horse and Jockeys Free parking Free entrance Lots of bars with good local brewing choices at very good prices Bet if you want to. Sunday mornings free instruction on betting. Close to PDX Airport just off I5 BUT they have a lousy Web site and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

The new paint job and graphics are a well deserved bit of TLC for this place... and I feel like it will continue to improve in the next few years. There's plenty of potential. Cheap beer, sunny tables (or warm-enough windowed in areas), cheap food, and horses. My husband bets, I just watch, and we always have fun.

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Thank wisnic
eugene, or
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

On Labor Day 2013, our family gathered for a fun & affordable afternoon at the horse races. Many of us had never been to this venue near the Columbia River, in Portland, Oregon. Arriving early is recommended, if table seating is needed. There are people of all ages & walks of life: Free admission & parking, a wide array of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Kid friendly, however, there is drinking and smoking right around the kids so if you don't like that this isn't a good family outing. On the flip side if you don't want kids tripping over you there are places to get away from them. The food places and the shirt place do not take cards, there are ATM's. I didn't... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Don't just go and sit in a seat. Get down to the saddling enclosure and see the horses and all the folks that make racing possible. If you want the full treatment rent a booth up in the Turf club and enjoy the buffet and your own private table to use the whole day.

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Thank cbarnes199
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Definitely a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. They tend to have lots of events going on, like outdoor BBQs or theme days. Easy to get by without spending a ton of money, although you should definitely cough up a few bucks to buy yourself a Corona-rita at the bar (margarita with an upside down coronita in it).... More 

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