We celebrated seventy years of classic Pendleton style for women on September 9, 2019 at our downtown Portland store. A fantastic time was had by all.
This Fall’s women’s line has a capsule of archive-inspired pieces, so we brought out the original garments and some other favorites to show how good design is timeless–and a lot of fun.
People were transfixed by the details.
The catering was excellent! We want to thank Delilah’s Catering for getting into the spirit of the party and helping us design a menu that reflected the best of decades past. We also hope guests enjoyed the special cocktail developed just for us–“The 49’er”, of course!
We were delighted to see people wearing vintage Pendleton pieces and caught photos of a few, including this beautiful reversible skirt in tartan red and cream.
Lindy Dancers Cut Loose
This plaid wool western shirt on one of the Lindy Society Dancers is a classic. And we think the navy plaid skirt is Pendleton, too!
The Portland Lindy Society dancers set the tone of the evening. Their swing music put everyone in the mood to celebrate.
Food, gifts, dancers, cocktails and music. What more could you ask for? Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun and made this a success.
We are closing out this fantastic year of celebration with some more National Park memories. These two memories come from Pendleton employees.
The Grand Tantrum
Erin is one of our designers. She has this to say about this photo:
Although I don’t remember this, it is a popular story at family get gatherings. This is a picture of me at the Grand Canyon with my mother (Nancy) and aunt (JoAnn). I am recovering from a massive tantrum because my mother would not release me from her toddler hiking backpack. I really wanted to cross the guard rail to get a better look at the Grand Canyon! Obviously my request was not met and I went into a hysterical crying tantrum.
Mt. Hood Moms
And, for our last post of the year, here’s a classic shot given to us by Robin, who is head of our bricks-and-mortar stores division:
Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood: The year was 1957, I was 4.5 years old. I was visiting my West coast grandparents from New York with my New York City grandmother, Rose Raskin in the Pendleton 49’er jacket, my mother, Mary Bonetta, and little sister Hillary, age 2. I recall only the gift shop, where I was to receive a totem pole. Who knew then I would work for Pendleton 45+ years later. Wish I had that 49’er jacket!
Two wonderful memories, two fabulous photos and two babies for the New Year.