The mission of the City of Pendleton is to protect the public health, safety, and quality of life; encourage economic vitality and opportunity; respect diversity and seek efficiency in the use of resources.
The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, our friendly merchants and 17,515 citizens (2010), and our friends of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, will do everything possible to see that you have a most enjoyable and relaxing visit in the greater Pendleton area. Pendleton is rich in heritage and world famous for the original Pendleton Woolen Mills, along with the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon show. We urge you to visit Pendleton Underground Tours, which is rapidly becoming one of the premier tourist attractions in the Pacific Northwest and to date has had visitors from over 100 foreign countries. We recommend a visit to the Umatilla County Courthouse to view the recently dedicated clock tower and to admire the 100-year-old Seth Thomas clockworks. And check out the Pendleton Convention Center for your organization's next convention, meeting or trade show. Just as the travelers on the Old Oregon Trail paused and rested here before going on to the Willamette Valley and other points, we hope you will pause, rest and relax during your stay, as you will find the Pendleton area rich in the warmth and friendliness of the old west. As we say in Pendleton, "Let 'er Buck!"