About Portland Meadows

1001 N. Schmeer Road
Portland, Oregon 97217

Phone: (503) 285-9144
Fax: (503) 286-9763
Email: info@portlandmeadows.com 

General Information

Gates Open

Lower Grandstand/Simulcast Entrance: 9:00 AM (Daily); Early closure of approximately 5:00 PM on Tuesdays

Club House: 9:00 AM to approximately 6:00 PM (Live Racing Days Only)

Live Race Days: Turf Club: 11:00 AM.

Admission Prices

General Admission - Free; children 17 and under admitted when accompanied by parent or guardian.

3rd floor Turf Club admission (includes table) - $3 per person. (Live Racing Days Only)


Parking is free!


For your convenience, ATM machines are available at the Paddock Bar, and at Guest Services on the mainline, in the Club House and adjacent to the North End Bar.

Children's Policy

All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted within the designated areas.

Food Policy

You may not bring food or beverages into the facility.


Guests are welcome to take still photographs at Portland Meadows during live racing, in the saddling paddock, during post parades, warm ups, and races.  Video taping and video equipment are not allowed at any time at Portland Meadows.  Portland Meadows does reserve right to deny photograph privileges at any time. Photographs taken at Portland Meadows are for personal use only, use of photographs for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. If you would like to obtain an official photograph or video of a Portland Meadows race, please contact us at 503-285-9144.

Use of Electronic Equipment Prohibited

Guests are prohibited from using any electronic equipment such as cell phones, blackberrys, laptop computers, etc. for wagering purposes while within the facility.


Golf Course
The Portland Meadows Golf Course will not open in 2012.  If you have questions please email info@portlandmeadows.com or call 503-285-9144.  The Golf Course Phone Number, 503-289-3405, is no longer in service.

Area Hotels

Go to our Accommodations Page

Google Maps has a thorough list of area hotels available by clicking here.


Frequently Asked Questions


How old do I have to be to gamble at Portland Meadows?

Per Oregon State Law, you must be 18 years of age or older to make wagers on horse racing.  You have to be 21 to play on the Oregon Video Lottery Terminals. 


Do I have to buy tickets to get into Portland Meadows?

No.  Anytime you want to visit the track, you simply come out and walk right through the door.  Portland Meadows is truly one of the best and most affordable entertainment options in the City of Portland.


Are Children Welcome?

Of course!  While children under the age of 18 are not allowed to bet, they are always welcome at Portland Meadows to experience the beauty of the horses and watching them run.  Children are not allowed in two specific areas at Portland Meadows, the Paddock Bar as well as the Players' Den area, which houses our Oregon Video Lottery Terminals. 


Is Portland Meadows accessible via Trimet Public Transportation?

Yes!  We are located about 3/4 of a mile from the Max Yellow Line. You'll want to get off at the VanPort stop, which is the 2nd to last northbound stop.  The walk from the VanPort stop to Portland Meadows is completely flat and takes about 12 minutes. 


How many races per day are there? 

There are generally 9 races per racing day at Portland Meadows.  Races are run every 30 minutes or so, so generally an entire card of racing will last about 4 hours from first post to last post. 


Do you have onsite parking?

Yes we do!  We have a very large parking lot and we never charge a parking fee at Portland Meadows.  We also have numerous handicapped spots available in the front row directly in front of the main entrance. 


Do you have Wheelchairs available for your guests?

No we do not, however every area of the track is wheelchair accessible.  Whether you need to get to the paddock, the clubhouse level, or the Turf Club, there are elevators and ramps to all areas. 


Are cameras, computers and cell phones allowed? 

Yes they and we encourage guests to take pictures of the wonderful equine athletes at Portland Meadows.  Computers are allowed in as well, however online wagering of any kind is not permitted on the Portland Meadows' grounds.


Does Portland Meadows allow Pets on the premises?

No we do not, with the exception of service dogs.


What time does Portland Meadows close?

Most days we are open from 9am to about 9pm.  Closing time can vary a bit, but please refer to our simulcast schedule which lists closing time each day. Tuesdays we generally close about 5pm.  To view simulcast calendar CLICK HERE


Are there designated smoking and non-smoking areas?

Per Oregon Law, patrons are not allowed to smoke anywhere indoors at Portland Meadows.  We also do not allow smoking in the paddock area.  Smoking is allowed outside on the front apron or outside of any door, as long as you are atleast 10 feet from any doorway. 


Are there other forms of gambling at Portland Meadows other than Horse Racing?

We do feature 10 Oregon Video Lottery Terminals as well as all Lottery games at our Guest Services Counter. 


Do you offer lessons for beginners who have never been to the races?

Our Guest Services Department is more than happy to assist you with a basic education on how to read a program, how to call out a bet to a teller, and any other questions you might have.  If you have a small group coming to the races or would like more of a personal lesson during non-racing times, email info@portlandmeadows.com and we'll set something up.


What are the minimum wagers at Portland Meadows?

To make a Win/Place/Show bet, the minimum wager you can make is $2.  For all exotic wagers, like Exacta's, Trifecta's and Pick 4's, the minimum wager is $1.  We do offer $.10 superfecta wagering as well, however the total wager must be atleast $1. 


What are your current promotions and specials?

The best place to hear about current promotions is by clicking on the Portland Meadows Rewards tab on the main webpage. To view the Portland Meadows Rewards tab CLICK HERE


What is Portland Meadows Rewards?

It's a great way to earn great stuff like Wagering Vouchers, Great Portland Meadows Food and Beverages, Free Programs and much more.  You accrue points from wagering with your Portland Meadows Rewards card, and you can cash out your points anytime.  It's free to sign up and there are never any dues.  Visit Guest Services Headquarters at Portland Meadows to sign up.  To view Portland Meadows Rewards page CLICK HERE


What Food Options are there at Portland Meadows?

Portland Meadows has numerous great food and beverage options while your at the track.  If your on the main level, you can order food at either the Paddock Bar or the Finish Line Cafe.  Both have our entire Grill Menu available, as well as a wonderful Daily Special each day.  For more information about Daily Specials and Menu Options CLICK HERE.  If you'd like to sit in our Turf Club you can always make reservations by calling 503-285-9144. 


What Credit Cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express at any of our Dining or Bar areas.  Wagering on the horses is cash only.  We have ATM's located on each floor in the facility. 


How can I learn about Employment Opportunities with Portland Meadows?

We're always accepting resumes, however any open positions are able to be viewed in our Job Listings section of the website which can be found HERE