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Pendleton is open in Eugene, Oregon!

We are excited about our new Pendleton store in Eugene, Oregon.

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Here is our official first customer:

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It’s a beautiful space, filled with a curated selection of apparel for men and women, and of course a wide selection of our gorgeous made-in-the-USA Pendleton wool blankets.

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We can’t wait to roll up this garage window when the weather gets brighter.

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Come see us at:

248 E 5th Avenue, Suite 14
Eugene, Oregon
541 344 1248

You can follow our store on Facebook here: Pendleton Eugene

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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The Pendleton Tartan Party Begins Today!

Every year, Pendleton hosts a Tartan Party in each of our stores. These are spirited, fun events. We celebrate with fantastic discounts, free shipping of gifts across the USA, and refreshments. We send home a commemorative plaid ornament with everyone we can.

Some of our customers are modern descendants of a specific clan or sept, and they wear their tartans with pride. And some of our fans just know a great plaid when they see one. Some customers wonder what the difference is between a tartan and a plaid.

Well, all tartans are plaids, but not all plaids are tartans.

Tartans were originally regional designs, worn as “plaids,” pieces of fabric worn slung over the shoulder. Scotland’s warriors wore their plaids with pride. The Dress Act of 1746 was passed to bring the warrior class under control, and their plaids were banned. That’s right, tartans were illegal; inflammatory and subversive.

When the Dress Act was repealed in 1782, tartans were no longer worn as ordinary Highland dress. They were adopted as the official national dress of Scotland. Tartan grew from regional plaid to warrior garb to a badge of kinship.  This may explain the passion of modern tartan researchers and enthusiasts. These patterns are a visual illustration of the bond between personal and political freedom.

We’re not tartan experts at Pendleton, just fabric experts. When we use these designs in blankets, jackets, shirts, skirts or coffee cups, we do it with respect. Our designers refer to rare reference books stored under archival conditions in our design department…and please don’t ask to see them because they will not hold up to visitors, so we have to say no. We also use modern tartans, like Canada’s Maple Leaf, and our own Pendleton Hunting Tartan, registered with the Scottish Tartan Society in 1999.

We do different things with different tartans every year, but Black Watch Tartan is almost always present in our women’s, men’s and home lines.

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This is also known as the Government or 42nd tartan. It was developed to wear by the Black Watch, one of the early Highland Independent Companies. From a distance, the pattern reads as dark as night, so it is the stealth tartan, the ninja of tartans. It’s also one of our perennial bestsellers.

You see tartans all the time, but believe us, there’s more to these plaids than you might know. So put on your plaid and come see us for the Tartan Party, going on December 5th through 8th in Pendleton Retail Stores and Outlets.

Join the Tartan Party at our Pendleton retail stores

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Pendleton loves tartan so much that we’re throwing a party!

More information here, and we hope to see you there!