Legendary Reputation

Many icons have roots in Pendleton and have added to the legendary reputation of the community. George Fletcher ~ Roy Raley ~ The Oregon Trail ~ Jackson Sundown ~ Chief Jesse Jones ~ Til Taylor. More recent additions to that reputation are the Pendleton Woolen Mills, The Pendleton Round-Up, Hamley & Co., and at least a dozen local businesses that have been in operation for over 100 years.

Bragging Rights


Being designated the Top True Western Town in the country (True West Magazine) and the Best Town in Oregon To Raise a Family (Bloomberg Businessweek) has reinforced the legend, which spills over into other events and sectors of the community.