Here In Portland: blanket giveaway and coloring entry!

A Celebration of the Rose City

Beards, bicycles, brews…our new “Here in Portland” blanket celebrates all things Portland in a style inspired by mid-century illustration and IFC’s “Portlandia,” a show that has lovingly mocked the Rose City for seven seasons, with the eighth and final season premiering in 2018. We can’t wait!

Read more about Pendleton and Portlandia here: Portlandia + PWM

The "Here in Portland" blanket by Pendleton

The blanket is being woven and finished right now, and it’s all here, folks (items below are links);

and SO MUCH MORE!

Blanket Giveaway

We’re celebrating the blanket’s release with a blanket giveaway, and entering is going to be so much fun. We have a coloring sheet of the blanket, and you can let us know exactly how you see Portland by coloring it as you will.

Visitors to the Grand Opening of Pendleton Park Avenue West can enter with sheets at the party. But you can enter at home!

  1. Download an entry sheet here (you can right-click the jpeg below, or download a pdf) and color it!

Coloring_Sheet for contest (now ended)

  1. Take a photo of your colored Here in Portland coloring sheet and post the photo on Instagram with the hashtags #MyPendleton and #BornInOregon .
  2. Follow, or be a follower of the @pendletonwm Instagram .

It’s that easy! And that FUN! Additional information and official rules after the jump.

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Win a Pendleton Park blanket on Instagram and #findyourpark for #nationalparkweek

Promo image for National Park Week shows three people sitting on a mountaintop, with the words "National park Week, Celebrate National park Week April 15-23" and National Park Foundation logos.

Next week is National Park Week.

To celebrate, many national parks are offering two–that’s TWO–free entry weekends. This means you can #findyourpark for free on Aril 15th and 16th, and again on April 20th and 23rd. How exciting is that?

National Park Week is part of the work of our National Park Foundation, the organization that takes care of our parks and monuments for the generations to come.

An infographic that discusses the events for the 2016 centennial of the National Park Foundation.

Giveaways

We are celebrating the Foundation’s hard work with an Instagram giveaway of three–that’s THREE–Pendleton National Park stripe blankets.

Three winners will have their choice of any traditional park stripe blanket representing one of our our #pendle10parks.

You can see all the blankets at home in their parks in the video below. Which one speaks to your heart?

To recap, that’s one National Park Week, two free-entry National Park weekends, and three lucky winners of Pendleton National Park blankets. Got it? Whew!

So head over to Instagram to enter, and then head to the woods! Your parks are calling.

Hiking boots worn by a person hiking in a meadow with purple wildflowers.

Rules below:

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STAR WARS: Rogue One Instagram Contest On The Way!

Rogue One

We are celebrating the release of Star Wars: Rogue One with a blanket giveaway on Instagram. It begins Thursday, December 15 at Noon (12 pm) Pacific Standard Time, and runs until Midnight on Sunday night–also Pacific Standard Time (please note, the contest has ended).

To enter, follow us on Instagram if you don’t already! If you are already a follower, you’ve met the first requirement without even trying.

Next, find our Instagram post of this image:

The Rogue One blanket by Pendleton, shown draped over a sofa

In a comment on this exact post, leave a comment tagging at least one of your friends who are also on Instagram. Remember, tag your friends on Instagram, not this blog.

That’s it! You’ll be entered. You don’t even have to mention how intriguing the blanket is, or how excited you are to see Star Wars: Rogue One (though, like us, you probably can’t wait). Just an Instagram handle will do the job.

Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 19th, with notification soon after.

The Star Wars: Rogue One blanket is BEAUTIFUL! Here’s a flat shot:

A flat shot of the Rogue One blanket

Dark silhouettes hint at the mysterious heroes at the heart of 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, while geometric shapes add a distinctive finishing touch. The intricate and reversible design is made possible by Pendleton’s state-of-the-art looms and weaving expertise. Exclusive Pendleton design. Hand-numbered edition of 1,977 with a custom Star Wars label and Certificate of Authenticity.

OFFICIAL RULES

Star Wars: Rogue One Pendleton® Blanket Giveaway Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 The “Star Wars: Rogue One Pendleton® Blanket Giveaway Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is one of chance.  By entering, you have a chance to win a great Star Wars: Rogue One Pendleton® blanket.  You do not need to purchase anything to enter.

You agree that by submitting an entry you are bound by these rules and that you satisfy all Sweepstakes eligibility requirements.  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., 220 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97209 (the “Sponsor”). Your registration and/or participation in the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible to enter, you must be a legal U.S. resident (other than a resident of RI) and at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry, and the age of majority in your respective state as of the date of entry.  You must also comply with these official Sweepstakes rules (these “Official Rules”).

  1. a) Employees of Pendleton or any entity involved in the production or promotion of the Sweepstakes, and members of such employees’ immediate family, are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is otherwise open to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria and complies with these Official Rules, including employees of any supplier of the prize and employees of any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of Pendleton, if such parent, subsidiary, or affiliate is not involved in the production or promotion of the Sweepstakes.
  2. b) Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes (whether electronically or otherwise) and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be automatically disqualified, ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, you must navigate to https://www.instagram.com/pendletonwm/       and do the following: (1) follow @pendletonwm on Instagram, or be a current follower of @pendletonwm on Instagram, and (2) tag one of your friends with their Instagram handles (@example, @example) in a comment on this post.

This is a four-day sweepstakes beginning December 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time and ending December 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.  You must complete these steps between 12:00 PM PST on Thursday, December 15, 2016, and 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, December 18, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). If you do not have an Instagram account, you can open one free of charge by downloading the Instagram app for your iPhone/iPad from the App Store, your Android from Google Play, or your Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store. This Sweepstakes uses the Instagram API and is not endorsed or certified by Instagram or Instagram, Inc.  Normal time, toll, connection, and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider may apply. Entries generated by script, bots, macros, or other automated means are void. Multiple entries are permitted.

Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes has committed fraud, deception, or is generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise in violation of any law or of these Official Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

PRIZES: One (1) prize will be awarded. The prize is one genuine Pendleton® Star Wars: Rogue One blanket. The total retail value Prize is $249.00. Sponsor is not responsible if any blanket is lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission and Sponsor shall not replace any blankets lost, stolen, or destroyed. If the Prize winner forfeits or does not claim his or her prize within 5 calendar days of being notified, it will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive the Instagram handle of the winner, or a copy of the Official Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Marketing & Media, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., 220 NW Broadway, Portland OR 97209. Specify winner list or rules in your request. Please allow 6–8 weeks for prize delivery.  Sponsor does not provide the full name of the winner.

SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS: On Monday following the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) winner from all eligible entries received thus far during the Entry Period by random drawing. Winner will be notified via Instagram Direct Message on Monday following the Entry Period.  Sponsor reserves the right to determine and to alter the method of notification. Winner must claim his/her prize within five (5) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified five (5) business days will be considered such winner’s forfeiture of the prize. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing address provided by winners, arrange for pickup, or deliver by other means at Sponsor’s discretion.

All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply. By entering or accepting a prize in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor no later than five (5) business days from the date of notification an Affidavit of Eligibility and any additional documents required by Sponsor in connection with the award of a prize. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way and at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, acts of God, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor may cancel or suspend all or portions of this Sweepstakes for any reason or no reason, at any time.  In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on this Official Rules page to such effect.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) from any liability for any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s), including death, personal injury or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities, and for any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or intellectual property-related cause of action (“Claims”). Releasees shall not be liable for (1)  responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (2) any electronic miscommunications or failures; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes; (3) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions, or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical, or technical in nature; or (4) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof.

Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize or this Sweepstakes. Entrant(s) and winner(s) understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that they may have with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law). Entrant(s) and winner(s) understand that Section 1542 provides that: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. Entrant(s) and winner(s) have been given a full opportunity to review and analyze these terms and conditions in the Official Rules for this Sweepstakes; and fully and completely understand all of the terms of these Official Rules.

Entrant(s) and winner(s) acknowledge and agree that this is a complete RELEASE and DISCHARGE of all claims and rights against the Releasees, and that no action will be taken by or on their behalf with respect to any such claims or rights, it being understood that this release shall be binding upon entrant(s)’ and/or winner(s)’ heirs, executors, and administrators, and anyone claiming by or through entrant(s) or winner(s).

This Sweepstakes shall be governed by Oregon law without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of Oregon for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other organization not specifically named as a Sponsor in these Rules.

SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO A WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OTHER LOSSES OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITY OR DAMAGE IN ADVANCE.

ALL PARTICIPANTS AND THE WINNER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SPONSOR COULD NOT CONDUCT THIS SWEEPSTAKES, NOR COULD IT OFFER THE PRIZES “BUT FOR” THE ALLOCATION OF RISKS CONTAINED IN THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND EACH PARTICIPANT/WINNER’S AGREEMENT TO THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES.

TRADEMARKS: the PENDLETON trademark and all other Sponsor trademarks are protected under the United States and international laws.  All other trademarks are used by permission of their respective owners.  All Instagram logos and trademarks are the property of Instagram, Inc.

Requests for the rules may be made at any time through email or regular mail until the end of the entry period.

Hug a tree, win a blanket: #PDXforest on Instagram

We are giving away a blanket!

Announcement of how to win a Pendleton national park blanket at the Portland Airport (PDX)

The #PDXforest sprang up at the airport in the early morning hours of July 18th. The trees are large, lovely and hard to miss–look outside our PDX airport store.

PDXForest - columns wrapped with Park Stripes and bark

Each week through September 12th, one lucky Instagrammer will win a Pendleton National Park blanket with an Instagram photo of the #PDXforest.

So get to it, folks!

TO ENTER:

  1. Follow @pendletonwm on Instagram. If you have already followed us, you’re good to go. If you haven’t, it’s time.
  2. Take a photo with one of the Pendleton National Park trees at the PDX airport.
  3. Post your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #PDXforest.

Good luck and happy tree-hugging!

Entry One!
Another entry - mom and two kids by a column
"Trees"

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Official rules after the jump (please note, this contest is over).

Celebrate the National Parks with Pendleton PDX Forest Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

The “Celebrate the National Parks with Pendleton PDXForest Contest” (the “Contest”) is one of skill.  The Contest gives you the opportunity to submit a photo of a Pendleton tree located outside the Pendleton Airport Store, located in Portland, Oregon, and if selected, to win a great Pendleton® blanket.  You do not need to purchase anything to enter – simply submit your best photo!

You agree that by submitting an entry you are bound by these rules and that you satisfy all Contest eligibility requirements.  The Contest is sponsored by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., 220 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97209 (the “Sponsor”). Your registration, submission of a photo, and/or participation in the Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, and excluding all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry, and the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. Entrants must possess a valid form of identification.  Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses; biological, adoptive or step-parents; legal guardians; children; siblings; or grandparents; their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, you must navigate to https://www.instagram.com/pendletonwm/       and do the following: (1) follow @pendletonwm on Instagram, and (2) post your best photo with the Pendleton trees outside the Pendleton Airport Store, using in the caption the hashtag #PDXForest.  Please choose your best photo according to the criteria listed in the Selection section below.

This is a weekly contest beginning July 25, 2016 and ending September 12, 2016.  You must complete these steps between 12:01 AM PST on Monday, July 25, 2016, and 12:01 AM PST on Monday, September 12, 2016 (the “Contest Period”). If you do not have an Instagram account, you can open free of charge by downloading the Instagram app for your iPhone/iPad from the App Store, your Android from Google Play, or your Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store. This contest uses the Instagram API and is not endorsed or certified by Instagram or Instagram, Inc.  Normal time, toll, connection, and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider may apply. Entries generated by script, bots, macros, or other automated means are void. Multiple entries are permitted.

Entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry is original to the entrant and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights (including, without limitation, copyrighted images or footage), trademarks, and rights of privacy or publicity. The entrant further warrants and represents that entrant has all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases for the entry, including releases from all persons appearing in the photograph, and releases from anyone who assisted in the creation of the photograph. The entrant must be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions, and releases.  If an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable entry or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit. The photograph may not feature nudity or obscene language or material that is libelous or defamatory.

For each photo submitted, Sponsor may request that you and/or those who appear in your photo submission sign a photographic license and/or publicity release form for possible future use of your submission.

Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes has committed fraud, deception, or is generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise in violation of any law or of these Official Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

PRIZES: One (1) weekly prize will be awarded. The weekly prize is one genuine Pendleton® Glacier National Park blanket. The total retail value of each Weekly Prize is $199.00. Sponsor is not responsible if any blanket is lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission and Sponsor shall not replace any blankets lost, stolen, or destroyed. If the Weekly Prize winner forfeits or does not claim his or her prize within 5 calendar days of being notified, it will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive the Instagram handle of the weekly winners, or a copy of the Official Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Marketing & Media, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc., 220 NW Broadway, Portland OR 97209. Specify winner list or rules in your request. Please allow 6–8 weeks for prize delivery.  Sponsor does not provide the full names of the weekly winners.

SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS: On Monday of each week during the Entry Period, Sponsor will select one (1) winner from all eligible entries received thus far during the Entry Period. Selection will be based on the creativity (25%), uniqueness (25%), relevance (25%) and authenticity (25%).  Winners will be notified via Instagram Direct Message on Monday of each week during the Contest Period.  Sponsor reserves the right to determine and to alter the method of notification. Winner must claim his/her prize within five (5) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified five (5) business days will be considered such winner’s forfeiture of the prize. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing address provided by winners, arrange for pickup, or deliver by other means at Sponsor’s discretion.

All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply. By entering or accepting a prize in this Contest, you and each person who appears in your submitted photo agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor no later than five (5) business days from the date of notification an Affidavit of Eligibility and any additional documents required by Sponsor in connection with the award of a Weekly Prize. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way and at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs, acts of God or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest.  Sponsor may cancel or suspend all or portions of this Contest for any reason or no reason, at any time.  In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on this Contest Official Rules page to such effect.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) from any liability for any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s), including death, personal injury or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities, and for any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or intellectual property-related cause of action (“Claims”). Releasees shall not be liable for (1) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Contest entry form); entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (2) any electronic miscommunications or failures; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (3) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions, or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical, or technical in nature; or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest; or (4) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof.

Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize or this Contest. Entrant(s) and winner(s) understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that they may have with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law). Entrant(s) and winner(s) understand that Section 1542 provides that: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. Entrant(s) and winner(s) have been given a full opportunity to review and analyze these terms and conditions in the Official Rules for this Contest; and fully and completely understand all of the terms of these Official Rules.

Entrant(s) and winner(s) acknowledge and agree that this is a complete RELEASE and DISCHARGE of all claims and rights against the Releasees, and that no action will be taken by or on their behalf with respect to any such claims or rights, it being understood that this release shall be binding upon entrant(s)’ and/or winner(s)’ heirs, executors, and administrators, and anyone claiming by or through entrant(s) or winner(s).

This Contest shall be governed by Oregon law without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. By participating in this Contest, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of Oregon for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other organization not specifically named as a Sponsor in these Rules.

SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATING TO A WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OTHER LOSSES OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITY OR DAMAGE IN ADVANCE.

ALL PARTICIPANTS AND THE WINNER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SPONSOR COULD NOT CONDUCT THIS CONTEST, NOR COULD IT OFFER THE PRIZES “BUT FOR” THE ALLOCATION OF RISKS CONTAINED IN THESE CONTEST RULES AND EACH PARTICIPANT/WINNER’S AGREEMENT TO THESE CONTEST RULES.

TRADEMARKS: the PENDLETON trademark and all other Sponsor trademarks are protected under the United States and international laws.  All other trademarks are used by permission of their respective owners.  All Instagram logos and trademarks are the property of Instagram, Inc.

Requests for the rules may be made at any time through email or regular mail until the end of the entry period.

That #PNW #pendletonblanket Instameet!

UpdatedCannonBeach_imageWe’ve teamed up with @ownthelight @robstrok @thatpnwlife @iamshpak to host an epic Instameet at Cannon Beach this Saturday, April 30th at 3pm.

We will be grilling hot dogs, with coffee and s’mores for everyone!

Plus we’ll have prizes.

And a BONFIRE.

Tell your friends, grab your Pendleton blankets and join the Instameet party on the beach! #mypendleton #thatpnwmeet #thatpnwlife #wwim13

 

Rules behind the cut.

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Blackfern Boards x Pendleton, up close

Surf Pendleton collection

The weather is right for hitting the waves. We’re celebrating summer this year with a Blackfern collaboration; two boards that are part of our Surf Pendleton collection. So here, in their own words, are all the steps that go into making these fine boards–one at a time, all by hand.

Making the Pendleton Limited Edition Surfboard

All the Details

Each Pendleton Limited Edition Surfboard is shaped, painted, glassed, sanded, and glossed by hand in Blackfern’s fabrication studio in Portland, Oregon.

Retro Styling

For the Pendleton Limited Edition Surfboard, a 1960’s era single fin model was chosen.  This timeless retro board embodies the lifestyle of the era; clean, simple, and stylish.  Many of these retro shapes are having a resurgence in popularity because of their versatility in a range of surf conditions.  The board style pays homage to an era in which Pendleton was a vibrant force in Californian surf culture.

The Process Starts

The first step in the fabrication process is to trace out the outline of the board onto a blank, which is a rough-cut piece of foam that resembles a surfboard, albeit not a very functional one.  The outline is cut out of the blank, not unlike making Christmas cookies, and the excess foam is removed.  The outline is then tuned by a rasp-like tool called a surform, in order to hone the perfect curve that will define the finished board.

From Bottom…

The next step is to craft the bottom of the board.  This process begins by power planing or “skinning” the protective outer shell of the blank that protects the softer foam within.  After the skin is removed, the bottom contours are shaped in by removing material with additional passes with the power planer, surform, and finally, sanding blocks.  The single fin model features shallow concavity through the middle of the bottom, blending into a V contoured tail.  These contours give the board a loose and nimble feel with higher performance than would be achievable with a flat bottomed board.

…To Top

At this point it is time to flip the blank over and begin working on the top of the board.  Similar to the bottom, the first step is to remove the protective skin of the blank.  During this process,  I start to flesh out the top contours and the “foil” of the board.  Foil refers to the changing thickness, both from the center towards the rails as well as from the tip to the tail of the board.  It is during this process that a shaper’s ability to visualize in three dimensions becomes crucial.  Knowing where to remove material and in what quantity can be tricky.  The goal is to produce a smoothly foiled board; maintaining volume in helpful areas and removing it where unneeded.

Forming the Rails

After the top has been shaped and foiled, its time to move onto the rails of the surfboard.  At this point the board has a functional top and bottom but with its boxy, vertical rails, it would be miserable to surf.  To form a smooth curving rail, I begin removing rail material in the form of rail “bands.”  Bands are sloped ridges that run the length of the board; thickest at the middle and thinner towards the tip and tail.  By removing rail material incrementally in these stepped ridges, it is possible to produce a rail that changes shape and thickness in a controlled and consistent fashion.  Once the bands are crafted to satisfaction, the board is turned onto its rail and I begin passing a sanding screen over the ridges of the “bands.”  After screening repeatedly, the ridges disappears and a smoothly curving rail emerges.

Finishing Foam Touches

The final steps of the shaping process are to install the slider single fin box and to finish sand the entire shaped surfboard to a buttery smooth finish.  The board is signed off to the customer who ordered it.  I write the customer’s name, the dimensions of the board, and finally “Pendleton Surf Limited Edition.”

Getting that distinctive Pendleton look

The specialized Pendleton artwork is applied before glassing the board.  The two color versions vary on their preparation.  To produce the characteristic plaid pattern, I start off by creating a series of vertical stripes that represent the four primary colors of the pattern.  I then lay out horizontal bands that cross directly over the vertical bands.  I use the same four primary colors and spray through a sanding screen, producing the blended color tones featured in the plaid print.  Finally, I add a band of dark color around the rails of the surfboard to form a frame of sorts.

For the striped version, I tape off three zones of the board; center, nose, and tail.  Within these zones, alternating colored bands of varying thicknesses are laid down to form the distinctive, classic pattern.

Onward to Glassing

Glassing is only achievable in incremental steps, similar to the process of shaping the foam of the board.  Glassing consists of four separate treatments of resin that constitute the glassing process; two laminations and two hotcoats.  A lamination is the process through which fiberglass cloth, saturated with resin, is bonded to the fragile foam core.  A hot coat is an additional layer of resin that helps protect the fiberglass cloth and completely seal the inner foam core.

Laminations

The first lamination occurs on the bottom of the surfboard.  To prepare for the lamination, the top of the board is taped and masked to avoid being exposed to resin prematurely.  A piece of fiberglass cloth is rolled out over the length of the board and is cut so that the fabric drapes over the rails, usually extending approximately 2-4 inches below the beginning of the rail.  Surf Pendleton and Blackfern decals and fin boxes are dry fitted to ensure that no mishaps occur.  The entire surface of the board is then “wetted out” with polyester laminating resin.  A squeegee is used to work the resin into the porous foam of the board and to fully saturate the fiberglass cloth.  The cloth is carefully wrapped over the rails and the board is left to harden or “cure”.

Once the bottom is cured, the board is flipped over and the same process is done to the top, this time with two layers of fiberglass cloth to add additional strength to the deck.  After wrapping the top layers of fiberglass onto the bottom of the board, the resin and fiberglass are left to cure once again.

Hotcoats

To hotcoat the board and finish glassing the board, another coat of polyester resin called sanding resin is applied to each side of the board.  This process is among the most simple of all the steps of surfboard fabrication – resin is poured out of a small pail and then spread evenly over the surface of the board with a large paint brush.  Each side is left to cure before flipping the board a final time to hotcoat the other side.

Hot coating produces a slick, imperfect surface.  In order to make it ready for use, every square inch of the board must be sanded.  Sanding makes the surfboard finally feel like a surfboard; smooth, strong, and perfect.  Many boards are considered finished and ready for use at this stage but the Pendleton boards receive one additional treatment – a gloss coat.

Glossing

The gloss coat is nearly identical to the hotcoat.  The only major difference in the processes is that the gloss coat resin is slightly thinner and is applied to a perfectly smooth, even surface.  As a result, less resin is required and a perfectly smooth surface is formed.  Even so, the entire board is sanded again to make it ready for use.  Successive sand paper treatments, each one higher grit than the last, are used to form completely smooth and scratch free surface.

Finishing Touches

To bring a shine to the finished product, buffing compound is applied using a woolen compounding bonnet.  Finally, a treatment of polishing compound is applied to all surfaces of the board using a polishing pad to give it a candy-like luster.

Launch

Tools and hands have passed over every square inch of this board dozens of times and, at last, this Pendleton Limited Edition Surfboard is ready to ride!  Get ready to catch some great waves!