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MAY 3rd





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The 18th Annual

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May 3rd, 2025

11:00am - 6:00pm

The Redd on Salmon

831 S.E. Salmon St. 
Portland, OR


16th Annual PORTLAND DERBY - 2023

Historical Highlights


The 18th 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! 
Prizes for best dressed. 
21+ over event - ID is required at the door for entry. 
May 3rd, 2025
11am – 6pm 
Run of show

  • 11:00am / Doors & Pre-Race Festivities 

  • 2:45pm / Best Dressed Prizes 

  • 2:55pm / Horse Auction 

  • TBA / The Race (to be confirmed closer to event)

  • 3:59pm / Dancing & Food Carts 

  • 6:00pm / Everyone home safe

The Redd on Salmon 
831 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214
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! 
Prizes will be awarded for best dressed lady, gentleman and couple. 
How and when did this event start? 

The event started as a house party in 2004 and has grown significantly over the years, moving through various bars and venues, finally settling at The Redd after a four-year hiatus due to Covid. Spring 2023 marked its triumphant 16th comeback, and despite the rain, the 17th installment was a blast. We are now eagerly anticipating the 18th iconic installment of the Portland Derby.


Will the Kentucky Derby be broadcast live at The Portland Derby?

Absolutely! We will be broadcasting the last 2 minutes of the Kentucky Derby live on a huge screen. It's the perfect way to capture the excitement and thrill of the race, ensuring that attendees at The Portland Derby don't miss a moment of this iconic event. 

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 professional security team will be monitoring the event along with a dedicated team of “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 3rd? 

What other activities are on site?
Cornhole, giant jenga, photo booth, food carts, two DJs, etc. 
How much are the tickets?

$25 Early Bird discount tickets before March 15th
$35 after March 15th  
$50 at the door (if available) 

Will there be food there?
Absolutely! We're excited to announce that three gourmet food carts, Tamale Boy, Pidgin Hole, and Alchemy Sandwiches, will be ready to serve a variety of tasty options.
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

  • Rogue Signature Cocktails

  • Complimentary water

  • Non-alcoholic options

Giving Back

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The School at Open Space is a dynamic center for professional dance training in Portland, Oregon. Open Space offers a diverse range of dance classes and workshops for students aged 3-19. Through scholarships and community engagement, it ensures dance education is accessible and enriching for all. 


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