Pendleton is known world-wide for it's distinctive Western flavor.  In fact, it was dubbed Top Western City by True West Magazine.  The list of things to do and see is long:  Pendleton Underground Tours, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Roundup and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame, Heritage Station Museum, Hamley's Saddles and Western Wear. 

Exit 209 west-bound off Interstate 84 even puts you in the middle of a cattle drive, but it's not going to slow you down, unless you want to take pictures.  For the youngsters, there's the Children's Museum with lots of hands-on discovery.