family friendly icon Family Friendly Best Town in Oregon to Raise a Family” Bloomberg Business Week
good schools Good Schools Top 10 in the state for graduation rates; Blue Mountain Community College
safe Safe  Ranked in top ten safest cities in Oregon; One of a limited number of Accredited Police Departments in the State of Oregon
clean green icon Clean/Green Most Solarized city in Oregon; state-of-the-art Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) system; Weatherize program
culture icon Cultural Interest Art Center, Community Theatre, many historic attractions such as Underground Tours, Saddle making, Tamastslikt
outdoor icon Outdoor Activities Best River Walk in eastern Oregon, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking
park icon Parks/Recreation 21 City Parks, Aquatic Center, Ice Rink, Movies in the Park, Music in the Park, scores of other recreation activities
transportation icon Transportation Airport (only rural air service in the Northwest), taxi ticket program, CTUIR bus program
tech icon Technology Fastest internet in the State; widely available Wifi; on the leading edge for Unmanned Aerial Service
nautral beauty icon Natural Beauty Views of the Blue Mountains; Umatilla River running through town; surrounded by wheat fields and other agricultural crops
restaurants icon Good Restaurants Two nationally recognized steakhouses (Hamley’s and Cimmiyotti’s), a top 5 brew pub (Prodigal Son), and about 30 more eateries
healthcare icon Health Care CHI: St. Anthony hospital (brand new); InterPath Laboratory; Ambulance Services; LifeFlight
library icon Library Over 100,000 visitors/yr.; computer stations; genealogy research; scores of programs for youth and adults


It also doesn’t hurt to be well spoken of by others: 


All that plus just minutes away from the biggest casino West of I-5 (Wildhorse Casino & Resort).  Oh, and Pendleton is also the home of a world-famous rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up.