General Info

Budget Meetings: City and Urban Renewal

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Click here to view the City's proposed budget for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year. Proposed Budget 2015-2016   The Budget Committee will be meeting on April 28th & 30th and May 5th & 7th beginning at 7:00 am in the Vert Little Theater. 

Click here to view the proposed Urban Renewal budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  The public hearing on this proposed budget will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00 am in the Vert Little Theater.


Pendleton is eager to help your business thrive! 

Our downtown urban renewal program provides financial and consulting support, whether you’re starting a business, expanding your business or getting a building ready for business. Downtown includes a wide swath of Pendleton running along the Umatilla River.  Businesses locating or already located within the downtown urban renewal area are eligible to apply for help.

Senior Housing Facilities

Ashley Manor 1514 SW Athens Ave. (541) 278-6776
Birch Creek Adult Foster Home 41751 Birch Creek Rd. (541) 276-3599
Elizabethan Manor 44882 Mission Rd. (541) 276-7157
Horizon Project 223 SW Court Ave. (541) 278-4544
Juniper House 301 SW 28th Dr. (541) 278-0666

Pioneer Park reopens to the community

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Pioneer Park Playground has been reopened to the public. City crews recently completed demolition, site clean-up, and placement of wood bark donated by Blue Mountain Lumber Products. The swing set and children’s play area are available for use by the community.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) and city representatives have met to discuss rebuilding the playground. AAUW members originally sponsored the development and construction of the Pioneer Park Playground. AAUW members have expressed the desire to conduct another “community build” project using the same materials and playground layout. 

Pumpkin Fest

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Children ages 2-11 and their parents are invited to join the Pendleton Parks & Recreation "Pumpkin Fest" at the BMCC farm on Friday, October 19.  Enjoy a guided tour by BMCC Ag students through the farm's 100 acres. Tours begin at 4 PM, topped off with cookies and apple juice to make for a perfect outdoor afternoon!

Mayor receives James C. Richards Memorial Award

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Pendleton Mayor Phillip Houk recently received one of the highest honors a mayor in Oregon can receive – the James C. Richards Memorial Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions by elected city officials at the local, state and federal levels.

City Receives Safety Award

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The City of Pendleton was once again a recipient of a Safety Award from the League of Oregon Cities.  The award was presented to the Mayor and City Council members at the annual conference last week.  The award recognizes the City for maintaining a safe work environment for its employees by achieving one of the lowest injury rates. 

Fall HVAC Maintenance

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Summer is winding down and so is the scorching heat. Although it is still September and there may be a few more 90 degree days to be had, the 38 degree nights are a welcome reminder that fall is on its way. As locals gear up for school & football season this fall, it is just as important for residents to be thinking about their HVAC systems. 


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One of Pendleton’s treasures is our Umatilla River Parkway that runs along the Umatilla River. It boasts beautiful scenery, a plethora of native birds, excellent fishing and a cool reprieve from the hot summer sun. However, keeping Pendleton’s River Parkway beautiful for residents and visitors alike takes some work, and you can help!

City Hall Week – A Forum for State and Local Policy Makers

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Cities across Oregon have designated September 17-21, as “City Hall Week.”  In 21 host cities, city officials will lead a forum with legislators and candidates on issues that support the economic vitality and stability of Oregon communities.

In Pendleton, City Hall Week will be held on September 17th in the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 7:00 p.m.