Ever since the native peoples greeted and assisted Lewis & Clark near here, hospitality has been the tradition. More and more people are discovering what an adventure is waiting for them in Pendleton, whether they’re coming for a visit with family, to take in an event, or for a conference at one of the available facilities. With world-class museums, dining, antiques shopping, tours and events, visitors can plan on spending several days here. Then, of course, there are plenty of outdoor activities to include in an itinerary as well. Open roads for motorcyclists and bicyclists. Birding along the Umatilla River Parkway through town. Big game and upland game bird hunting. Golfing. Stream and lake fishing. Hiking, mountain biking & four-wheeling. Snow sports in winter, and water fun in the big Columbia River in summer. Gathering the bounty of region in the form of mushrooms in spring and juicy huckleberries in the fall.
Don’t take our word for it!
2018 – Smtihsonian.com Named Pendleton one of “The 20 Best Smalls Towns to Visit”
2018 – Northwest Travel & Life – 52 Getaways Best Destination
2021 – True West Magazine – Top True Western Town
2003, 2010, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 – Pendleton Round Up – Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
MSN name Pendleton one of “The Most Underrated Towns in Oregon”
Willamette Week “Pendleton is a must do”
Pendleton Oregon is featured in the “Top 10 Cowboy Towns of 2020” from Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine
Pendleton has been chosen by the Readers of True West magazine as the “Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy“ for 2021