Off the races for cheap on Portland Derby Day
Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to enjoy the best two minutes in sports? Grab your best hat and pick your pony at these Portland Derby Day festivities on May 6.
North 45’s 11th Annual Kentucky Derby
$10 pre-sale, $15 at door
Mint juleps, Kentucky cuisine and horse betting are all to be had at North 45‘s annual event. Doors open at 12 p.m. Live music by a Dixie-style band starts at 2 p.m. All horse-betting proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington. You can even win prizes such as a Samsung Smart TV, Private Whiskey Tasting Experience, Timbers Tickets and more! This is a 21 and older event and fancy dress is required.
Kentucky Derby at The Independent
Watch on Derby Day for FREE at Independent Sports Bar & Grill. Embrace your inner Southern Belle and Gentleman with fancy hats, heels and dress for a chance to win a $100 Independent gift card for Best Dressed Derby guest, $25 gift card for second and a t-shirt for third. The event starts at 2 p.m.
Eastburn’s Kentucky Derby
Kentucky mules, juleps and many fancy hats. What else could you want on Derby Day? Eastburn’s Derby event features brunch from 10 a.m. to until 3 p.m. with $2 mimosas with purchase of brunch item and happy hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m. with build your own bloody mary menus. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kentucky Derby Hosted by Poison Waters
Enjoy live music and day-long coverage on the big screen at McMenamins Mission Theater from 1 to 4 p.m. Try variations on the classic mint julep with Woodford Reserve, the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, and Kentucky-inspired food specials like the Hot Brown. Wear your fanciest derby hat for a chance to win McMenamins’ prizes. This event is 21 and older.
White Owl Derby Party
Don’t let the price dissuade you. The White Owl Social Club features a full schedule of events including complimentary brunch and mimosas, live band, cigar bar and more. Get tickets before they sell out.