#DudeCon celebrates twenty years of “The Big Lebowski.”

 

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We celebrated twenty years of the Dude, Walter, Donny and Jesus at our Park Avenue West Pendleton store on Friday, September 28th, 2018. We want to thank all the Achievers who came out to support our effort to set a Guinness World Record for Most People Dressed as the Dude. We haven’t heard from the Guiness folks yet, but we are hopeful.

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But back to the party.

The crowd was large and mellow. Attendees enjoyed trivia contests and prizes, a photo booth, refreshments worthy of any bowling alley, complimentary dog toys and sweaters, a swank commemorative cardigan pin, White Russians and craft beer courtesy of The Big Legrowlski, our esteemed event partners. They also had a familiar movie to watch, with a playlist that included all the best songs.

We gave away two Westerley cardigans every fifteen minutes!

The party culminated with a costume contest, and the winner was one happy Dude. We appreciated the coverage in Willamette Week, and on local news KGW.

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During the event, we offered a discount on all things Westerley. You can check out the goods here: The Dude’s Collection

Thank you to EVERYONE who came out to join the fun.

Twenty years, Dude. Twenty years.

Happy Birthday to Greenspan’s!

We were honored to attend Greenspan’s 90th anniversary party. This incredible place is more than a store–it’s a SoCal institution. Members of our sales, merchandising and design teams were there is person to share the day and join the celebration.

Read more about the store here:  LA Times feature — Greenspan’s

So happy birthday from the Pendleton crew to the Greenspan’s crew. Here’s to 90 more.

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Photos by Greenspan’s, Pendleton, Erwin Recinos and Gabriel Juray – thank you.

Happy Birthday to The Big Lebowski – wearing the Westerley sweater for 20 years, Dude

The Big Lebowski” turns twenty this year, and Dude, we still love it.

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Two decades ago, this Coen brothers film was released to low to middling success, but quietly grew into a cult favorite. No one can pinpoint the exact reason why. Was it Donny’s clueless questions? Walter’s chin-strap beard? The German nihilists? The dream sequence scored by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition?

Well, it was probably a grand confluence of all of these important factors, plus the masterful turn taken by Jeff Bridges as The Dude. He staggers in and out of trouble, wearing alternately sweats, shorts, pajama pants, a bathrobe, a purple t-shirt and a battered Westerley cardigan.

Jeff Bridges wore his own clothes for this role, and though there were two sweaters hand-knitted as back-ups, he preferred wearing his personal Pendleton Westerley.

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Pendleton, Park Avenue West – Grand Opening on Thursday!

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Here is your official invitation to to the grand opening of our newest store – Pendleton at Park Avenue West.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 – 8:30 pm – Join us for the Pendleton at Park Avenue West Grand Opening!

Born in Oregon: Our new flagship shopping experience celebrates the fleece-to-fashion world of Pendleton Woolen Mills, the original Northwest Makers. Visit our newest store, located on beautiful Director Park in the heart of Portland’s downtown. Shop a curated selection of home goods, apparel for men and women, and our iconic wool blankets. Learn about Pendleton’s story of pioneers, craftsmanship and quality, a legacy that’s been part of Oregon and Washington for over a century. This is the Pendleton store you’ve been waiting for! We look forward to seeing you there.

• Live music from Kris Deelane & The Hurt will play as we go camping in a forest in Director Park with the Pendleton x Airstream trailer, Poler tents, live trees and more.
• Live music info here: http://krisdeelaneandthehurt.com/
• Oregon Makers booths will feature screen printing, wool crafts and other fun stuff.
• Take a very Pendleton photo at our photo booth.
• Have a question? An idea? We want to hear! Pendleton designers will be instore for Q+A on product, manufacturing, design inspiration.
• Enjoy a drink and a snack on us. We’re hosting a bar with beverages, beer, wine and cocktails featuring ROGUE ALES and spirits from Hood River Distillery, along with delicious bites and treats.
• Additional Grand Opening specials include gifts with purchase (while supplies last), daily enter-to-win and grand prize drawings.
• For our loyal friends, double reward Pendleton Perks on store purchases!
RSVP HERE – but if you just show up, you’ll still have a blast!

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We will see you there!

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Another Tiny Home at the Kansas City Home Show

We recently worked with our designer friends Fancy Smith and Kimberly Anderson on decor for a tiny home featured in the 69th Annual Kansas City Home Show. Their results were so much fun that we thought we’d share photos and give some background on the project. Enjoy! 

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Please tell us a little bit about who you are, and what your role was in decorating this tiny home.

Cactus Creek was given the distinct pleasure of decorating the Tiny House at the 69th Annual Kansas City Home Show. Cactus Creek’s Design Team of Fancy Smith & Kimberly Anderson were handed an amazing, fun and surprisingly spacious 295 square foot blank palette. Our role was to provide realistic living options to maximize a small space, while bringing a design style all our own.

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SAMSUNG CSCOur Design: Trailblazer Mod….designed to bring home reminders of the open road wrapped in warmth & whimsy. The Tiny house was packed with eclectic, unique goods from Cactus Creek , perfectly accented with towels, pillows & blankets from Pendleton.

Were there any specific challenges in this décor?

The main challenges were maximizing the space in a tiny home which – with only 295 square feet – means utilizing vertical space.

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We wanted it to feel cozy but truly a place where people would want to stay and even see themselves living there.  By adding a queen bed covered in stunning Pendleton bedding to the large loft we made the vertical design very livable.  The second smaller loft was styled to be storage space which is critical for tiny home dwellers.

Please tell us about the show the home was part of.

The Home Builders Association held Kansas City’s first home show in 1948 and the annual event has become the go-to showcase for home improvement, technology, and design ideas as well as a fun-filled day with activities for all ages.

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The 2017 Home Show was the 69th year of the event held at Bartle Hall March 17-19, 2017.  This year the focus of the show was alternate home solutions that are rising in popularity – this  included both the tiny home and a yurt.

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Is there anything super special about this particular home?

Everything about this home is special. It was hand crafted by a small family in Kansas. Every detail in a tiny home has to be thought through so that space is well used but modern day conveniences are still included. The kitchen area was truly spacious, so many cupboards, and the cubbies under the stairs for storage.  Cactus Creek’s vision is to layer a space. Fancy and Kimberly started by adding practical pieces… living area, bed, lighting, storage containers. Then the layers of Pendleton and Cactus Creek vintage decor that gave the space comfort and beauty which is what really made it feel like an amazing home or weekend getaway.

Where can interested people learn more about this brand/builder of tiny homes?

Contact Arlin at  Globe Tiny Homes 913-633-0529

Where can people learn more about you, Kimberly? 

Instagram: @americanroadtripstyle

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 Where can people learn more about you, Fancy? 

Instagram: @cactuscreek

www.cactuscreekshop.com

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Fun Facts: Kimberly & Fancy love to hit the road! They are available for your tiny home, camper, RV, yurt or whatever you can dream up. Shop  www.cactuscreekshop.com for all the rustic & eclectic items featured!

 

 

Top 10 Must-Have Home New Arrivals

With sunny weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home…and we can help! It’s amazing what a fun pillow, colorful quilt or cool basket can do to transform your space. Our website is brimming with more than 160 new home items, and here’s your handy guide to our top 10 can’t-miss pieces. Check ’em out:

  1. Arrowhead Pieced Quilt

Pendleton’s known for wool blankets, but during warm weather, many people prefer cool, lightweight cotton. For those of you who asked for more cotton choices, we listened! Our new expanded collection includes the Arrowhead Pieced Quilt, which has a modern, Southwestern vibe in machine-washable cotton:

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Arrowhead Pieced Quilt

  1. Glacier National Park Pieced Quilt

 This one could easily sell out! These instantly recognizable stripes are seen on everything from throws to hats to mugs—and now a beautiful quilt. Our Glacier design is a tribute to Montana’s natural beauty and the stunning colors of its landscape. The timeless pattern is ready for the season in breathable, easy-care cotton percale.

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Glacier National Park Pieced Quilt

  1. Coquille River Accessories

 Rushing mountain rivers inspired the aqua and coral Coquille River design, and it’s a breath of fresh air if you like lighter colors and geo patterns. The fabric is woven in our Northwest woolen mills of a premium wool/cotton blend that resists stains, so it’s durable too. The small purse is shown, and there’s also a big tote bag and smartphone wallet if you want to get the whole set.

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Coquille River Travel Kit

  1. New Cotton Throws

Noticed a theme? Southwest-inspired geo designs are so popular right now, yet have staying power for a room that won’t look dated in a few years. Case in point: these cool blue cotton throws. Not only are they made of supersoft, machine-washable organic cotton, but they’re certified environmentally responsible.

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Willow Basket and Pima Canyon Cotton Throws

  1. Nesting Baskets

Natural woven baskets are everywhere right now. Our accessories designers created their own spin on the trend with a set of soft, flexible baskets to store your throw blankets, magazines, craft supplies or whatever you want to stash inside. The bright, cheery stripes coordinate with our serape throws and blankets, so they’ll look right at home in your space.

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Woven Nesting Basket Set

  1. Star Wars Accessories

 Calling all Jedis: More Star Wars accessories just got here! Dry off with two new Star Wars beach towels, or carry your essentials in a tote bag, purse, backpack, and more. A brand new design celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first film, A New Hope, which debuted in 1977.

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Star Wars BB-8 Spa Towel & 40th Anniversary Tote 

  1. Pendleton x Sunbrella® Outdoor/Indoor Cushions

 Patio furniture and accessories often sacrifice comfort for durability. Not these!

Pendleton x Sunbrella pillows are surprisingly soft and silky. They don’t have the usual rough feel of indoor/outdoor cushions, plus they’re weather-resistant, antimicrobial and won’t fade. And in familiar stripes and diamonds, they have classic Pendleton style. Heat up the grill!

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Pendleton Sunbrella Pillows

  1. Serrado Towel for Two

 This giant towel shares its modern, colorful geo design with one of our new blankets, inspired by sawtooth mountain ranges. Although it’s technically a beach towel for two, customers tell us they use the plush, soft cotton as a mini-blanket or even as a dog blanket in the car. What will you use it for?

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Serrado Towel for Two

  1. Chimayo Sculpted Bath Towels

 Upgrade your bathroom with these luxe sculpted bath towels. Versatile teal and rust stripes are finished off with diamonds and other shapes at the edges. If you like matched sets, get the bath towel, hand towel and washcloth all together. Much more fun than solids, right?

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Chimayo Sculpted Towel 

  1. Crater Lake Stroller Blanket

 We didn’t forget about little ones. Pendleton’s Crater Lake blanket design has been reborn as a pint-sized fuzzy blanket for kids. One side is plush faux-sherpa fleece; the other is a soft cotton knit in navy and colorful rainbow stripes. Need a great gift for new parents? You’re all set.

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Crater Lake Sherpa Stroller Blanket

What is your favorite item from our Top 10 list? Want to see more? You’re in luck! Find all 160+ spring new arrivals here.

Pendleton in Adidas Originals ad

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(Board Shirt/brown-tan ombre)

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(Buckley shirt/navy-blue plaid)

When our friends at Greenspan’s posted the shot below a few months ago, we only knew that Mark Gonzales and Snoop Dogg were wearing our shirts. Love those old school Adidas Originals.

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We didn’t know it was for this commercial seen on the Grammys last night; edgy, interesting and powerful. If you  missed the show–after all, only 26 million people did–you can watch now!

 

Pendleton at #Sundance

If you could be anywhere this weekend, would you choose the Sundance Film Festival?

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Here we are (courtesy of a Vulture  tweet). Jay-Z’s Tidal is dressing their sets with our blankets-that’s the Silver Bark blanket in the middle, with Rainier and Glacier on each side.

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We also showed up in the @applegate lounge with a national parks Motor Robe:

A coat made from one of our Chief Joseph blankets is worn by Water Defender LaDonna Bravebull, who is tirelessly getting the message out at the festival.

We hope Pendleton blankets have been helping people stay warm in North Dakota.

If you spot more shots of Pendleton at Sundance, let us know, will you? Stay warm, everyone. And remember, our blankets are proudly made in the USA.

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PENDLETON® RELEASES “BB-8” AND “Star Wars: Rogue One” LIMITED EDITION BLANKETS

Pendleton Woolen Mills is proud to announce two new Pendleton blankets as a tribute to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: Rogue One.”

This is the droid you’re looking for. This limited edition Pendleton blanket depicts the lovable droid BB-8, an indisputable fan favorite and major scene-stealer who debuted in The Force Awakens. Ombré shading represents the blue and red lightsabers of Rey and Kylo Ren, the film’s hero and villain, while geometric shapes add a distinctly Pendleton touch.
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Dark silhouettes hint at the mysterious heroes at the heart of Star Wars: Rogue One, the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga. This limited edition Pendleton blanket gives you a sneak peek at new characters Jyn Erso and Captain Cassian Andor, as well as the droid K-2SO, the tropical planet of Scarif–and is that Darth Vader and the Death Star in the distance? Bands of green reflect the film’s muted palette.RogueOne_StarWars_MotorRobe_F

The edition size is limited to 1977 hand-numbered units for each of the full-size blankets. Each is presented in a commemorative box. The BB-8 box stacks with the previous four editions released in 2015.

 

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Each blanket also comes in a Padawan child-sized edition. We’re still waiting on our “Star Wars: Rogue One” sample, but here’s the BB-8 blanket. As you can see, it’s a slightly warmer/brighter palette, with a bright yellow whipstitched binding. And he’s a friendly droid for a child’s room!

 

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Every blanket is made in America, woven in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest Mill.

The blankets are scheduled to ship in early October. They are available for preorder on Friday, September 2nd. Preorder online here: SHOP STAR WARS BLANKETS

The blankets are also available for preorder at the Pendleton store locations listed below.

Pendleton retail stores:

Downtown Portland

Pendleton Woolen Mill

Reno

PDX

Seattle

Milwaukee

The Pendleton Home Store

Pendleton Outlet stores:

Centralia

Washougal

Columbia Gorge

Woodburn

Lake Arrowhead

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