Handmade and Homespun in Pendleton

Few places in America conjure visions of genuine Western tradition like Pendleton. You’d be hard-pressed to find a town that so naturally blends charm, bare-fisted grit and ambition. Here you can immerse yourself in Oregon’s frontier heritage.

: Susan Seubert


The West is still wild in Pendleton.

This is a city that prides itself on heritage. Discover its colorful past at a cultural museum, underground tour, bronze art trail or the world-famous Pendleton Round-Up. It’s like stepping back in time without losing modern-day comforts. After all, where else can you learn about native tribes, attend a rodeo, go golfing, drink craft beer and play slots all in the same day?

501 S. Main Street
Pendleton OR 97801
(541) 276-7411
Nearby cities: Adams, Pilot Rock, Helix, Athena, Weston

Trip Ideas

  • Keeping it Classic in Pendleton
    There’s a place in Eastern Oregon where you can see leather saddles made as they have been for 100 years, where top-40 headliners share the stage with country stars, and where you can see the... More
  • Road Trip: Pendleton
    A brisk wind blows down the sidewalk outside The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub in Pendleton (pop. 16,935). But the cavernous interior of this brewery housed in a former Packard dealership is warm, welcoming and... More
  • Where Tribal Stories Come to Life
    This is my family’s first visit to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute (pronounced Tah-must-slickt) near Pendleton. We’ve driven through the same lands crossed by Lewis and Clark, waves of traders, 19th century Christian missionaries and Oregon Trail... More
    Lynne Curry, Guest Author
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What is there to see in Pendleton?

Pendleton is a great place to get a sense of the Native American, pioneer and cowboy history of Oregon. This guide will give you an overview of the history-related activities. Not to be missed are the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and The Umatilla County Historical Museum. The town is most renowned for the annual Pendleton Roundup Rodeo….


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