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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.

First-Ever FREE Community Flu Shot Clinic

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Keep your family healthy with a FREE flu shot! All ages are welcome to join us at the Library Meeting Room on October 29th from 12-2pm. For more information, please call 541.966.0380.

Navy Band Northwest Concert

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Come join us at the Vert Auditorium (480 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton) on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:30-9pm. A 23-member New Orleans-style brass band will be performing a variety of genres and patriotic selections.

Eastern Oregon Word Round-Up

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Join us October 3-5, 2014 at Pendleton in beautiful Eastern Oregon for the 2014 Eastern Oregon Word Round-Up!


  • Programs and readings - free to the public
  • 2-hour Workshops - free for teens, $25 ea. for adults
  • Children's writing workshops - free
  • & Art and Cultural Exhibits at the event venues: free admission to the museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute on Oct. 3, 4

Proceeds used to help bring community programs to public libraries in 17 rural counties

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.