The City maintains facilities and systems serving the Pendleton area, including roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, and telecommunications. In November of 2014, the Pendleton City Council approved $200,000 for infrastructure near the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. The plans include a pump station, fire station, and a storage pond to supply water to a 40-acre plot on Airport Road.

In September 2015 the City Council adopted master plans for water, sewer, and storm systems. The master plans assessed the operation and maintenance, and renewal and replacement needs of the City’s existing infrastructure and includes recommendations for funding improvements. The capacity needs for the entire Urban Grown Boundary (UGB) were considered; capital improvements were identified and costs projections were included that covers the next 20 years and includes a full build-out of the UGB.

Annual Events & History

• Pendleton Roundup/Happy Canyon Show/Teepee Village
• Pendleton Bike Week & Concert (motorcycle rally)
• Underground Tour Comes Alive
• Pendleton Main Street Walking Tours/Bronze Trail
• Cattle Baron’s Weekend
• Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest
• Umatilla Indian Pow Wow(s)
• Eastern Oregon Symphony (monthly)
• Historic Pendleton Woolen Mill Walking Tours (daily)
• Home of the 2A State Basketball Championships
• Beaver State Regional Aerobatic Contest (Planes)
• Pendleton Ag Drone Rodeo
• Blue Mountain Nitro Hill Climb (motorcycles)
• Wildhorse Casino: Monthly Concerts and Gaming Tournaments
• First Draft Writers’ Series (monthly)
• Rock & Roll Camp
• Octoberfest
• Color Dash (marathon)
• Frisbee Golf Competitions
• Farmer’s Market (every Friday)
• Concerts in the Park (weekly in Summer)
• Movies in the Park (weekly in Summer)


• WWII Training Ground of Famous Doolittle’s Raiders & Home of Triple Nickle’s Paratroopers, 1st All Black Smokejumpers
• Hamley’s is Oldest Continuously Operated Western Store in US
• Hollywood’s Most Famous Stuntman, Yakima Canutt, earned his nickname at the 1914 Pendleton Roundup
• Home of Hank Vaughn, Legendary Badman & Gunfighter
• Sheriff Til Taylor had 2800 Arrests without Using His Gun

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