2014 USAWest Square Dance Convention -- Pendleton, OR

Pendleton

Pendleton is a crossroads town, at the border between our modern industrial world and the western world of cowboys. Pendleton sits at the edge of the eastern Oregon desert, just at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Because of its location near the Columbia River, it grew as a trading town for the farmers and ranchers of the area. Pendleton celebrates its cowboy heritage every year in the famous Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, held every year in September.

Convention Center

The Pendleton Convention Center is a modern convention facility with several large exhibition floors and a number of smaller rooms, co-located with the rodeo gropus for the Round-Up. The center is surrounded by acres of free parking, so there will be plenty of room for you when you come.

Address:

Pendleton Convention Center
1601 Westgate
Pendleton, OR 97801

City Information

The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce has some very helpful lists of places to stay, eat, and shop in Pendleton, including addresses and maps:

Getting There By Car

The Pendleton Convention Center is where the famous Pendleton Round-up is held every year, on Westgate Ave. Take exit 209 from Interstate 84, turn left on SW 17th Ave, right on SW Court Ave, and you'll see the Convention Center on the left at the complicated intersection. We expect most people will be arriving at the convention by car.

Here is a Google map to show you the way.

By Air

For those who don't want to deal with a car, SeaPort Airlines runs a shuttle service from Portland International Airport (PDX) to Pendleton's regional airport. You can download their flight schedule.

Travel Brochures

It you're the kind of traveller who picks up the travel brochures at the stand in your motel room, we can save you time. Here are brochures for the Pendleton area. Click on the image to download the printable brochure.

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton Cowboy Hall of Fame
Center for the Arts
Heritage Station Museum
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Pendleton Underground
Wildhorse Casino
Pendleton Woolen Mills