Pendleton Travel Guide

  • Blankets
    Blankets
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  • Downtown Pendleton, Oregon
    Downtown Pendleton, Oregon
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  • Camping at Emigrant Springs CampGround
    Camping at Emigrant Springs CampGround
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Pendleton Things to Do

  • Weaving a blanket

    The blankets are woven in a continuous loop onto a roll which contains 16 or so blankets. On the older looms it takes about 20 minutes to create an entire blanket. On the new looms it only takes about incredibly fast 10 minutes per blanket. Watching the blanket take shape right in front of our eyes was astonishing to me. It is a far cry from the...

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  • Yarn

    The wool which I believe comes from New Zealand. It is scoured and dyed in the Washougal and arrives in Pendleton in big colored bundles. It is thrown into this machine which cards it and separates it into proto threads. The machine was about 15 feet long and 8 feet wide.

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  • Inspection

    The blanket rolls are then inspected. They have to pass muster here to be sold as genuine Pendleton Blankets. There are scores of different blanket designs. The Mill will also set up a loom to produce your own design,,,for a price of course. But you could be the owner of a unique-one of a kind design, beautiful, warm, quality wool, made in America....

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  • The Looms

    Having taken a weaving class in college and learning to thread my own loom I was especially interested in this part of the tour. They have two different models of looms which work 24/7. The new model is so fast it was amazing. It takes two people two days to thread the looms and prepare them for weaving. I can't remember how many looms they had,...

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  • Thomas Kay

    This tapestry which hangs in the factory is either Thomas Kay, founder of the first mill or C.P. Bishop. Thomas Kay established a mill in Salem Oregon which under his sons and grandsons continued operating until 1959. His eldest daughter married C.P. Bishop and together they established the mill in Pendleton, naming it after the town. Their family...

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  • The Mill

    The Pendleton Mill is one of the only working mills still operating in the US. It provides jobs for the town and great products for the rest of us. In the Pendleton mill only blankets are made. There is another mill in Washougal WA, just east of Portland where other products are made and tours are also available. Tours are given at 9, 11, 1:30 and...

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  • Oxford Suites Pendleton

    2400 Sw Court Pl, Pendleton, OR 97801

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western Pendleton Inn

    400 Southeast Nye Ave., Pendleton, Oregon, 97801, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Knights Inn Pendleton

    105 Se Court Avenue, PENDLETON, OR, 97801

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Pendleton Favorites

  • IN SCHOOL

    THE MORNING AIR DURING ROUND-UP ITS SO CLEAN. AFTER THE LAST NIGHT OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHO YOU JUST MET FROM A FRIEND . THEN THEREIS THE NEXT DAY , YOU DON'T SLEEP BECAUSE YOU KEEP THINKING ABOUT THAT PERSON AND THERE SMELL'S ARE STILL ON YOU .THEN YOU SEE THEM IN THE LIGHT OF DAY AND ITS BETTER THEN LAST TIME YOU WERE WITH HIM . I CAN...

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  • oneonta_ni's General Tip

    Not necessarily my fondest memory - driving through town during Roundup. This is a huge rodeo and the biggest event in the annual calendar for the area. The town is full of very happy (read 'drunk') people!

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