Home Must Reads Portland Meadows faces uncertain future

Portland Meadows faces uncertain future

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, January 14, 2013

Portland Meadows' latest season saw an influx of new customers by changing its racing season from winter weekdays to summer weekends, but it failed to revive the track.

Combine the weather with an omnipresent ad campaign and tens of thousands of dollars in improvements -- dozens of new flat-screen televisions, the spacious bar hewn from old barn wood, a fresh parking lot and refined fare, among them -- and of course the new summer season would revive the old track.

Except it hasn't.

By many measures, the racing season that began July 15 was Portland Meadows' worst in years. Attendance and food sales rose, sure, but the change was not a formula for success in the waging world, and overall bets were way down.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}portland meadows{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

A Good Leap Forward

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.


Read more...

How to add positivity to your team

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


Read more...

Report Card

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong public schools shore up the economy, survey respondents say. But local schools demonstrate lackluster performance.


Read more...

Video: The 100 Best Survey

News
Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


Read more...

Community colleges and sustainability

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


Read more...

A Taste of Heaven

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS