Pendleton, located in Eastern Oregon, is the gateway to miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches, and basalt canyons. Its cowboy heritage is still strong – being the home of the Pendleton Round-up Rodeo, one of the largest and oldest rodeos in the world. Aside from these, its Old West roots are still unmistakable. Simply saunter through Pendleton’s saloons and steakhouses to experience that cowboy feeling for yourself.
The West is still wild in Pendleton. This is a city that prides itself on its 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 on the same day?
Pendleton offers varied shopping opportunities, from unique boutiques to familiar chain stores. Well known as a choice destination for antique lovers, there are at least a dozen stores specialising in everything from vintage clothing to furniture. Shopping for western wear and accouterments is a special treat here too! A visit to Hamley & Co., renowned as the maker of the finest saddles money can buy, is an absolute must. Measure up for your own Stetson and take home your own cowboy boots – it is a great opportunity to pick up these authentic wears.