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Welcome to the official Travel Pendleton blog, your home for the best food and drink, shops, attractions, entertainment, and lodging in Pendleton, Oregon. In addition to those great stories, we’re excited to tell the stories of the people, places, and experiences that make Pendleton such a fun and fascinating place to visit.
PENDLETON HAS A LOVE AFFAIR WITH LIVE MUSIC – SO HERE’S WHERE TO CATCH LIVE MUSIC AROUND TOWN. When it launched in 2016, the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest took Eastern Oregon by storm. Packing the Pendleton Round-Up grounds, the festival hosted the Zac Brown Band–and has since brought the likes of Maroon 5, Pitbull, and Blake Shelton […]
PENDLETON HAS IT ALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS–BAZAARS, LIGHTS, FESTIVALS, AND–YEP–DODGEBALL As the old song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of year. Yes, the holiday season is fast approaching–and with it comes all kinds of holiday cheer throughout Pendleton. From bazaars and live music to community events and glow-in-the-dark dodgeball with Santa Claus (you read […]
ENJOY PENDLETON’S MANY MUSEUMS–HERE’S A RUNDOWN OF OUR FAVORITES Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Pendleton was famously known as the entertainment capital of Eastern Oregon. The rough-and-tumble town had been a vital stop for pioneers on the Oregon Trail, serving as a railroad hub for connecting to nearby communities and hosting a […]
MAKE THE MOST OF THE PENDLETON OUTDOORS WITH THIS IDEAL ITINERARY (Rolling hills near Pendleton / Photo by photos.jhayes/Flickr) You can’t really visit the Pacific Northwest without enjoying some of its natural splendor, and Pendleton is no exception. Our fair city sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains, rolling hills unfurl in every direction, […]
LEARN ABOUT FIVE FUN ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOU BUSY DURING ROUND-UP WEEK In just a few days, “Let ‘er Buck” will become a rallying cry, a friendly greeting, and the exclamation point at the end of a sentence when the 108th annual Pendleton Round-up takes over town. As excited as we are for the signature event, we […]
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVORITE WINERY, WINE BAR, AND MORE. Pendleton might be known today as a beer and whisky town, but more than 100 years ago, it sat in the heart of one of Oregon’s most fertile wine regions. According to the Oregon Wine Board, settlers planted the region’s first vineyard near the town of […]
Some time ago, Travel Pendleton produced a list called “Top Ten Reasons to Visit Pendleton the Other 51 Weeks.” The 52nd week, of course, refers to the much-loved Pendleton Round-up. And while we’re certainly fans of the world-famous rodeo, the list got at an important truth about Pendleton: With so much history, an up-and-coming culinary scene, and a […]
MAKE PLANS TO SPEND SOME OF YOUR SUMMER VACATION IN PENDLETON THIS YEAR School’s out for summer, and vacation season is officially in full swing. So as you’re making plans and figuring out the next few months, why not spend a weekend or two in Pendleton? The gateway to Eastern Oregon boasts fun for the […]
EVERY YEAR, HUNDREDS OF GOATS EAT THEIR WAY THROUGH PENDLETON. HERE’S WHY – AND HOW YOU CAN SEE THEM THIS SPRING: Every spring, Pendleton’s population balloons by roughly 1,000 new–albeit temporary–residents. But these kids and their parents aren’t just visiting: These goats are baaaaad news for weeds and undergrowth around town. (We promise that’s the […]
FLY BETWEEN PORTLAND AND PENDLETON – IN STYLE. HERE’S HOW: Let’s face it: Flying commercial is about as much fun as finding out your favorite hotel is sold out for Round-up week. But it doesn’t have to be that way: Thanks to Boutique Air, it’s never been easier (or more fun) to fly between Portland and […]
WHAT’S THE BEST BAR IN PENDLETON? YOU CAN DECIDE. For nearly a decade, local bars have come together to settle one very important question: Just which bar is the best in Pendleton? (Anyone who’s spent more than a night here knows there’s some stiff competition.) And this year is no different, as the ninth […]
YOUR GUIDE TO YEAR-ROUND FUN IN PENDLETON It’s already February: Your New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside weeks ago, you’re binging Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix and promising this is the week you get organized, and you’re wondering how to get back on track. January might be in the rear-view mirror, but it’s not too late […]