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Saturday, May 6th

10:00am - 6:00pm

The Redd on Salmon

831 S.E. Salmon St. 
Portland, OR

Year 16 - The Portland Derby is BACK



After a four-year hiatus, the 16th installment of the Portland Derby is back.
Celebrating the greatest two minutes in sports, the “Run for the Rose City,”
is the social event of the Spring. A day for fashion, mint juleps, roses, ponies and dancing! 
Over $2,500 in prizes for best dressed. 
21+ over event. 
May 6th
10am – 6pm 
Run of show

  • 10:00am / Doors & Complimentary Brunch (until supplies last)

  • 2:45pm / Best Dressed Prizes 

  • 2:55pm / Horse Auction 

  • 3:57pm / The Race

  • 3:59pm / Dancing  

  • 6:00pm / Everyone home safe 

The Redd on Salmon 
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 
A reason to get dressed up with friends and have an incredible time! Who doesn’t love a great day party featuring: the ornate beautiful hats, sun dresses, seersucker suits, garlands of roses, mint juleps, the horse action, bow ties, a splash of makers, my old Kentucky Home, cigars, champagne, outdoor dance floor, indoor dance floor and the greatest two minutes in sports! 

Is there a dress code?
Proper Derby attire is strongly encouraged. Please view our Fashion Gallery of images on the website to see how guests come dressed for the event. It’s a reason to get dressed up! “Talk Derby to me” as they say, giddy up! 
Over $2500 in prizes will be awarded for best dressed lady, gentleman and couple. 
How and when did this event start?
It started out as a house party in 2004, grew to three different bars, then to Left Bank Annex, now to The Redd. After a four-year hiatus with Covid, Spring 2023 marks the 16th installment of this iconic event in Portland.  
Is this a 21+ Over event?
Yes, it is. 
ID is required at the door for entry. 
What security measures will be taken to ensure safety?
A 15-person professional security team will be monitoring the event along with a dedicated team of 10 “Sober Rovers” to ensure balance and healthy party behaviors. 
I’ve heard this is the largest Derby party in north America outside of Churchill Downs, is that correct?
We know this is the largest Derby party certainly on the west coast. There is a great experience in Denver, CO that rivals our size.
How many people are expected on May 6th? 
What is the timing of the day?

  • 10:00am / Doors & Complimentary Brunch 

  • 1:45pm / Best Dressed Prizes 

  • 2:00pm / Horse Auction 

  • 3:00pm / The Race

  • 3:30pm / Dancing 

What other activities are on site?
Hat parlor, cornhole, giant jenga, photo booth, food carts, two DJs, etc. 
How much are tickets?
$39 for pre-online purchases
$50 at the door (if available) 
Will there be food there?
Yes, Devil’s Food Catering will be offering a complimentary brunch and appetizers throughout the day while supplies last. Additionally, three food Carts in the parking lot will also be available with multiple food options, for purchase. 
Cash Bar?
Cash is king. Hit the ATM before you come. There will be two ATM’s on site but you don’t want to wait in line…
Drink Menu

  • Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps

  • Hornitos Margaritas 

  • Signature Widmer Bros. Hefe 

  • Square Mile Cider - Original Hard, Rosé Apple Cider, Imperial Blackberry

  • Rogue Signature Cocktails - Cranberry Vodka, Cucumber Gin Fizz, Grapefruit Vodka Soda, Vodka Iced Tea Lemonade, Peach Berry Vodka Soda

  • Complimentary water

  • Wyld CBD non-alcoholic


Will there be an official after party, if so where?

YES, there is an official after party at Mayhem nightclub. 

Portland newest, upscale & modern Hip Hop, R&B, EDM experience. 

Located at 107 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209


Your Portland Derby ticket gets you in the door, free of charge - a $20 door cover savings. 

You must RSVP HERE to be on the VIP guest list to skip the line. 

Buy your ticket to The Redd and carry on to Mayhem for a full day / night of fun!

Giving Back


Partial proceeds benefiting Harper's Playground, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that is dedicated to designing and building inclusive playgrounds where children of all abilities can play together. The playgrounds built by Harper's Playground feature equipment and designs that are accessible to children with a range of disabilities, including sensory, cognitive, and physical challenges. The organization also provides resources and support to help communities across the United States and beyond create inclusive play spaces for all children.


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