Live Racing - Portland Mile - 1:45 PM Post Time

Live Racing - Portland Mile - 1:45 PM Post Time

Mon, 2013-09-02

The $35,000 Portland Mile is our richest race of the year and our signature event! Six other stakes races are planned for 'Mile Day making it a day at the track you don't want to miss.  The other stakes races are as follows:

  • $15,000 Catalina Harbor Stakes for the two year old fillies
  • $15,000 Ex Mountain Cop Stakes for two year old colts and geldings
  • $15,000 Jimbos Fire Ant Stakes for three year old fillies
  • $15,000 Silver Patrona Handicap for older fillies and mares
  • $15,000 Tom Two Stakes for three year old colts and geldings
  • $8,000 Labor Day Handicap for Quarter Horses

Best of all, we are giving away free betting vouchers!

Portland Meadows will be giving fans a special chance for a big score on Portland Mile Day. It is also a guaranteed winner, as we're giving away Mystery Vouchers that could be worth up to $5,000!

Fans simply need to visit to register for their mystery voucher. Once registered, you will be emailed a unique promotion voucher. Simply print out the voucher or bring in your smartphone with the voucher saved on it on Portland Mile Day. Each voucher is worth $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or even $5,000.

We will also open up our infield for a special event.

Portland Meadows and the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA) are pleased to announce that on Portland Mile Day, there will be a BBQ Cook Off where registered grill masters and their teams will compete for a $5,000 cash prize provided by Portland Meadows. It is expected that there will be about twenty teams competing to be named champion of the “Portland Meadows BBQ Cook Off.”

Teams will set up in the infield of the race track and customers will be encouraged to cross over the racing surface in between races to sample their food for a nominal fee which will also benefit charity. There will also be a People’s Choice Award so please remember to vote for your favorite!

Each team will prepare the following BBQ items:

  • Ribs
  • Chicken
  • Tri-Tip
  • Sausage

As always, there is no charge for parking or general admission at the track. This includes access to the infield for the BBQ Cook Off.

There will be a nominal fee ($1-$2) associated with sampling the BBQ and 20% of all sampling proceeds will be donated to the Bald Faced Truth Foundation.  For more information on the Bald Faced Truth Foundation and the great work they do please click HERE.

Confirmed teams:

  • Movin The Chains BBQ
  • Jumptown BBQ
  • Smokin Timbers BBQ
  • G2 Pit Crew
  • Big Kahunas BBQ and Catering
  • Slabtown BBQ
  • Bad Bones BBQ 

The infield will also be set-up for your complete pleasure including numerous TVs to watch the races, betting machines, music, picnic tables and other food and beverage options. You will also have a great view of the stretch action from inside the rail and customers planning to spend time in the infield are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  It is a family friendly event and there will be a pony jumpy gym and the Fun Derby.  Our regular HoresPlay - Kids Zone with face painting and ballon animals will take place in the infield this day as well.  And don't forget to play the Glorious Corn Hole Toss with a chance wto win a betting voucher up to $100!




Live racing on Labor Day begins at 1:45 PM and sampling from the BBQ Cook Off will begin at 2:00 PM with the winner announced at approximately 6:00 PM.

For more information on the PNWBA please visit:

Our third floor Turf Club will be open for the first time of the year and will feature a special Portland Mile Buffet starting at 1:30 PM.  The multi-course buffet is available for the low price of $25pp and will feature Carved Prime Rib Roast, Hazelnut Salmon and other delicious dishes.  Click here for the Buffet Menu.  Reservations are recommended.

Also joining in the festivities will be 750 AM The Game with a remote radio broadcast at the track from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Plus, Rich's Cigars will be on hand selling premium hand rolled cigars in the Beer-B-Q Tent.  Ask Handsome Aaron to pick a stick for your preferred taste as we will have cigars of various sizes and strengths.

Please be advised that Portland Meadows does not allow outside food or beverages on our property.  We serve very good food at reasonable prices to ensure you have a great experience every time you come to the track.