Things To Do In Pendleton, Oregon

Simple Stays for Extraordinary Adventure

There are plenty of things to do in Pendleton, Oregon, including public art, live entertainment, and a variety of reoccurring events that offer a taste of true Western life. A pleasant area to visit any time of the year, Pendleton, OR travel offers a variety of opportunities to take advantage of natural scenic beauty. Immerse yourself among flowing rivers, lush forests, high mountains, and great open plains that offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities

There are a variety of Pendleton, Oregon attractions that you will not want to miss during your stay in historic downtown. After you see nearby shopping, dining and nightlife, you can easily trek to the nearby cities of Portland, Boise, and Spokane.

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Boot Trail 501 South Main Street Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-7411 0.95

A brand new addition to Pendleton, Boot Trail offers plenty of fun photo ops: Snap a pic of you or your loved ones hugging a gigantic boot in tribute to our Old West history. Don't forget to stop into some the charming shops along the trail.

Montana Peaks Hat Co. 24 Sw Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 541-215-1400 1.19

From cowboys and ranchers to bankers and actors, we cater to the truly discriminating felt hat wearer. Our hats are all handmade and customized by shape, fit and accessories. Using traditional methods handed down through generations, each hat is made with the exacting standards you expect from a well-made hat. We believe there is no substitute for quality, and we stand by every hat we build. Check us out and we are sure you will agree--our hats are unsurpassed in quality and value!

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The Red Lion Lounge 304 Se Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-6111 0

The Red Lion Lounge is open Monday through Saturday. Come in to enjoy our comfortable atmosphere, order some drinks and delicious eats while enjoying a great view of the Blue Mountains

Hamley's 30 Se Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-278-1100 1.1

Hamley's is nothing if not ranch cookin' - the type of eats you'd find in any cowboy's kitchen or bunkhouse. Known for steaks and country cooking, the food here is always hearty, always traditional, and always crowd-pleasing. Insider's tip: Don't miss out on a tour of the wine cellar and Slickfork Saloon.

Virgil's at Cimmiyottis' 137 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-7711 1.19

A long-standing favorite, Virgil's has been a Pendleton institution since 1959. We recommend it for date night: lush red velvet wallpaper, black leather booths, gorgeous crystal chandeliers and hand-carved leather menu covers set the tone for an intimate evening. Owner Jennifer Keeton sticks to local farmers' market ingredients, so you know that anything you order - from the Angus beef to the veggie options - are top-quality.

Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub 230 Se Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-6090 0.99

The folks at Prodigal Son put it this way: They're simply "dedicated to exploring the possibilities of grain, hops and yeast." Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub should be any beer lover's first stop in Pendleton. Brewing rooted in a love for the process (at, incidentally, the only pub in town that brews its own beer!), and culinary creations dreamt up by the talented house chef mean that no visit here is ordinary.

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Downtown Pendleton 500 SW Dorion Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801 541-966-0201 1.32

With over a dozen shops and mini-malls, downtown Pendleton offers something for every kind of shopper: from antique lovers to vintage hunters and everyone in between. Our favorite picks are the Western wear and locally crafted jewelry, though you can also find collectibles, furniture, and kitchen gadgets of all kinds.

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Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon 400 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-1066 1

CMEO is where fun meets education in eastern Oregon. The only children's museum in the region, this fun spot was rated by residents as the best museum in the East Oregonian's "Best of Eastern Oregonian" poll. One of our favorite events is the annual Wiener Dog Race fundraiser, held on the last Friday of June, which invites wiener dogs to compete in relay races and contests. Enjoy food, drinks and kids' activities in a family-friendly event that benefits the Museum's many wonderful initiatives.

Pendleton Skate City Roller Rink 403 Ne Highway 11, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-2132 0.6

Time to lace up! The Pendleton Skate City Roller/Inline Skating Rink offers public skating sessions, arcade games, and party facilities for birthdays and other group events. So much fun that you won't even notice you're working out!

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Columbia Crest Winery 178810 Sr 221, Prosser, WA 99350 509-875-2061 78.58

One of the Northwest's top-rated wineries, Columbia Crest is best known for its Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines. This Pendleton winery is surrounded by 2,500 acres of vineyards planted with a wide variety of grapes, and its expansive lawn and duck pond make for the perfect picnic setting. Winery tours are guided on weekends and self-guided on weekdays, and the tasting room is open daily.

Woodward Canyon Winery 11920 U.S. 12, Lowden, WA 99360 509-525-4129 35.23

Located in the Walla Walla Valley appellation of Washington State, Woodward Canyon Winery was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Since that time, the winery has consistently produced premium, cellar worthy cabernet sauvignons, merlots, chardonnays and many other varietals. Early on Rick determined that quality would take precedence over quantity. Consequently, Woodward Canyon has remained small, increasing its production from 1,200 cases in 1981 to our current production of about 15,000 cases. About 7,000 of this total production is Nelms Road, Woodward Canyon's second label. Woodward Canyon is a founding member of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and of Walla Walla Valley Vinea, the Winegrower's Sustainable Trust. Woodward Canyon Winery is located in Lowden, about 13 miles west of Walla Walla, Washington. Our tasting room is a restored 1870's farmhouse.

Canoe Ridge Vineyards 1102 W Cherry St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-1843 39.79

Canoe Ridge Vineyard celebrates 20 years of creating award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay from the Horse Heaven Hills. Explore our vineyard and winery's rich history here.

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Wildhorse Resort & Casino 46510 Wildhorse Blvd Pendleton, OR 800-654-9453 7.42

Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a casino owned and operated since 1994 by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located five miles east of Pendleton, on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, near Interstate 84.

Rainbow Café 209 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-4120 1.18

Pancakes Down-home cooking, delicious cuisine Stop-in and enjoy a wonderful meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of America’s most historic restaurants with us!

Crabby's Underground Saloon & Dance Hall 220 Sw 1st St, Pendleton, OR 97801 541-276-8118 1.19

Pendleton's younger crowd gathers here to dance to the hottest pop, hip hop and R&B in the area at this underground club with an insane sound system, great dance floor, and funky lighting.

Red Lion Hotel Pendleton
304 Southeast Nye Avenue, Oregon, 97801, USA
Phone: 541-276-6111

Nearby Attractions

Wildhorse Casino

Wildhorse features a 24-hour casino, 5 signature restaurants, an 18-hole championship golf course, and weekly live entertainment.


Located in Umatilla County, Pendleton is home to routes in the Umatilla National Forest and boasts high desert views of the Columbia River.

Hidden Gems

Crappie Fishing at McKay Reservoir

Visit McKay Reservoir to take advantage of Crappie fishing open to everyone.

Oregon Route 37 to Hwy 730

If you are looking for a picturesque drive, you will want to explore the scenic beauty you will encounter when you take Oregon Route 37 to Highway 730.

Families and Kids

Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon

Fun meets education at the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon where you can find family-friendly activities, contents and food.

Pendleton Skate City Roller Rink

Lace up and enjoy public skating sessions, arcade games, and party facilities for birthdays and other group events.


Downtown Pendleton

Downtown Pendleton offers something for every kind of shopper, including antiques, vintage finds, collectables, and sought-after brand names.

Pendleton Woollen Mills & Retail Store

Founded in 1909 by the Bishop sons, the mill features modern technology and a new retail store. Take a tour to learn about the weaving process and pick up clothing, blankets and other fabrics.


Pendleton Round-Up

One of the most beloved rodeos in the country, Pendleton Round-Up features a week of parades, concerts and pageant.

Farmers' Market

This open-air market takes place on Fridays from 4pm to 7pm, offering guests an opportunity to sample local produce and regional culinary delights.

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