Pendleton OR is an Umatilla River (Columbia River) cruise port and town in Oregon USA (Umatilla County) with population around 17,000 (including approx 1600 prisoners at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution). The town is part of the Hermiston-Pendleton micropolitan area (Morrow and Umatilla counties) with total population around 90,000.
The town was founded as a trading post in 1851 and was incorporated in 1880. In the early-19th century, it was ranked by population Oregon state's 4th-largest. Dowtown's Old Town is listed as an NRSP Historic District. Nearby is the Umatilla Indian Reservation - a popular tourist destination featuring a premium golf course and Wildhorse Resort & Casino complex.
Current-day city's economy is based on Pendleton Woolen Mills )1909-founded manufacturer of wool blankets, shirts and other woolen goods) and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (prison also operating a commercial laundry service). The city is served by I84 and the routes 30 (east-west), 395 (north-south), 37 and 11, and also by Union Pacific (freight trains). Among tourists, Pendleton is also known for the Pendleton Round-Up (annual cowboy rodeo held here since 1910). Pendleton Aquatic Center is an outdoor recreational complex with two tower waterslides, tubes, smaller slides, 3 swimming pools, diving well, picnic areas.
As cruise port, Pendleton OR is included in the schedule of USA's largest river cruise company ACL (American Cruise Lines). Next tables show the ACL itineraries operated by the riverboats Queen of the West, American Song, American Pride.
8-day itinerary Portland to Clarkston, prices from ~USD 2900 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|29 Apr||Departing from Portland, Oregon|
|30 Apr||Astoria, Oregon|
|01 May||Rainier, Oregon|
|02 May||Columbia River|
|03 May||The Dalles, Oregon|
|04 May||Pendleton, Oregon|
|05-06 May (overnight)||Arriving in Clarkston, Washington|
11-day itinerary Portland to Clarkston, prices from ~USD 5100 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|23 May||Departing from Portland, Oregon|
|24 May||Astoria, Oregon|
|25 May||Rainier, Oregon|
|26 May||Portland, Oregon|
|27 May||Stevenson, Washington|
|28 May||Hood River|
|29 May||The Dalles, Oregon|
|30 May||Richland, Washington|
|31 May||Pendleton, Oregon|
|01-02 Jun (overnight)||Arriving in Clarkston, Washington|