Transforming Downtown

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Oregon Main Street Welcomes Two New Transforming Downtown Communities

Salem — Oregon Main Street has accepted the Beaverton Downtown Association and the Pendleton Downtown Association at the Transforming Downtown level of Oregon Main Street. Communities participating at this level have a high degree of commitment to using the Main Street Approach® as a model for their downtown revitalization effort.


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The Pendleton Art Commission is asking for input on the statues for which will be placed in 2016 on the 100 block and the 300 block of Main Street. 

Those being considered for the 100 Block are Poker Jim, Clarence Burke and WiIlliam Minthorn.

Those being considered for the 300 Block are John Spain, Ernie Gallaher, Aura Goodwin Raley and Bonnie McCarroll.

Sister Exchange Program

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Those high school students interested in being considered for the Pendleton Cultural Foundation Youth Exchange to Minamisoma, Japan  in 2016 are asked to submit their applications to the ASPIRE office at the Pendleton High School.


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In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday!

Honoring our Veterans

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Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life. With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, preserve our Union, and secure our freedom. These heroes have put their lives on the line so that we might live in a world that is safer, freer, and more just, and we owe them a profound debt of gratitude.

Solar Incentive Program

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The City of Pendleton is participating in a Solar Incentive Program that will soon be installing solar panels on five City buildings. 

Partnering with Sunthurst Energy, led by Pendleton native Daniel Hale, this program is a win-win for the City and the citizens of Pendleton for a number of reasons, including:

  • It supports the use of energy derived from "green" sources;

  • It costs the City nothing to participate;

  • The City will earn revenues based on a share of the annual sales of energy. 

Celebrating Japanese Connection

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The City of Pendleton recently shared part of the Japanese collection from our sister city, Minamisoma, Japan with the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon.  Heidi Anderson, Executive Director of the Children's Museum, borrowed a variety of articles such as kimonos, dolls, fans, hats and other collectibles that the City acquired through generous gifts exchanged during visits between the sister cities.  In addition to being beautiful and educational, some of the collectibles were “kid friendly” so

Aquatic Center Opening

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The Pendleton Aquatic Center will be open this weekend on June 13 & 14.  It will be closed Monday and Tuesday, then open for the season on Wednesday, June 17th.  More information, including information about how to buy your season pass, can be found at or by calling the Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department at 541-276-8100.

Happy splashing!

Dancing with the Stars

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Police Chief Stuart Roberts exhibited his athleticism to take home the 2nd place at Pendleton's "Dancing with the Stars" competition on May 30th.  Beat out by another local star, Leslie Carnes, by only a very slim margin, the Chief demonstrated a whole new skill set.  Who knew that dancing prowess was among his talents?

Dancing with the Stars

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Pendleton’s own version of “Dancing with the Stars” will be here soon to help raise money for local charities and non-profit organizations.    The event will be on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at the Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W. Dorion Ave.