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Pendleton Woolen Mills store to open in Eugene, Oregon–in May!

5thst Pendleton Woolen Mills store to open in Eugene in May | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Pendleton Woolen Mills plans to open a store next month in the 5th Street Public Market in downtown Eugene.

It will be in the space next to the front door of Inn at the 5th, the market’s boutique hotel.

“The 5th Street Public Market and Inn at the 5th is truly a special place, celebrated for the international and local shoppers and guests they attract,” Pendleton President Mort Bishop said in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the experiences of the Pendleton brand with travelers from around the globe as well as our neighbors next door.”

Diana Bray, the market’s general manager, said the addition of Pendleton Woolen Mills to the market “fits perfectly with our strategy to diversify our retail mix and expand our customer base. The unrepresented categories of men’s apparel and home products are exciting additions to the market.”

Family-owned Pendleton, which is based in Portland, has been weaving fabric in the Pacific Northwest since 1863.

The 5th Street Public Market’s roots date to 1976. The market is owned by longtime businessman and former Eugene Mayor Brian Obie.

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Congratulations to our Ducks for a Fantastic Season.

We are so proud of our Ducks. It’s been a fantastic season. And if you are wondering, yes, we had the blanket designed and the loom threaded in yellow and green. It would have been a wonderful moment to hit that switch and run those blankets, but there’s always next season.

As you know, we are a family owned and operated concern, with that family being the Bishops. The Bishop family goes way back with University of Oregon football. In 1894, the University of Oregon’s first football team took the field. They were known as the Webfoots back then, after a group of Massachusetts fishermen who played heroic roles in the American Revolutionary War. The U of O Webfoots didn’t score a touchdown that first season, but Oregonians are tough. They came back ready to play in 1895.

Below is a team photo of the 1895 team (the ball is proudly emblazoned with that player’s upcoming year of graduation). In both photos, he is second from the right in the lower row, wearing a turtleneck and one of the less outrageous haircuts sported by the players, is young Clarence Morton Bishop. And wouldn’t you know it, he is credited with making the first touchdown in the school’s collegiate football games in 1895.

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Below is another archival item on the football career of “the first Mort” as he is referred to around here. Click for a larger view.

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And hey. GO DUCKS!