The Alpacas are coming!

An alpaca and a lama pose outside the office doors of Wieden+Kennedy.

Alpaca is coming!

We’re excited about alpaca at Pendleton this year, because we have some truly stunning items that use this gorgeous fiber  The sure-footed Alpaca originated in the Andes, where it grazes gently, without damaging root systems. Its fine, lustrous fleece evolved to meet the challenge of high mountains and cold temperatures. The result is a soft, sustainable luxury fiber that’s warmer than lambswool. Durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic alpaca fiber will keep its strength and luster for generations.


A men's sweater in knit alpaca, in soft grey/beige stripes.A model stands in profile, wearing a reversible cape of alpaca wool. One side is blue and grey plaid, the other is charcoal grey, with a light grey binding.A reversible alpaca throw. One side is a blue/grey plaid, the other is charcoal grey, with a light grey binding.

Oregon Alpacas

So that got us thinking–this is Oregon, which is basically Alpaca Central. Couldn’t we get up close and personal with one of these adorable camelids?

An alpaca and a lama pose outside a Portland, Oregon coffee bar.

It turns out we can.

Jean-Pierre the Alpaca and Napolean the Alpaca will visit the Pendleton Park Avenue West store on Sunday, December 2 from 1pm to 3pm. These friendly, well-groomed therapy animals love attention. So stop by to say hello to this adorable duo. They will be happy to pose for photos, and we will even have a Pendleton photo booth for you!

Directions to Portland Park Avenue West here: (click on the map to get directions)


Oregon Maker Stories: Pendleton Short Films


Short Films

This fall, we commissioned a series of short films to commemorate some of the talented Oregon makers who were part of our Pendleton Park Avenue West store design. And here they are! We hope you enjoy learning the stories behind the creators. Their skills and artistry are something else.

Episode 1: Esque Studio

Episode 2: LR Design

Episode 3: MAC Sign Painting

Episode 4: A.D. Busch
Episode 6: Andrea Capp Design

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

Artist redering of the Pendleton Woolen Mills store to open in Eugene in May

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.