As the weather improves in the Pacific Northwest, and your weekends become more adventurous, consider a trip to our Washougal Pendleton Store. Washougal is just across the bridge from Portland. In fact, it sits on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. One reason to visit? You can see the new mural on the north wall of the Pendleton Woolen Mills building.
The design incorporates Pendleton’s park and camp stripes into a landscape of the Columbia Gorge, and includes the river’s landmarks. Sharp-eyed viewers have identified Cape Horn, Beacon Rock, Mount Hood and the Columbia River. This is a perfect place for a selfie or two. Tag us with @pendletonwm or #Pendleton because we would love to see your smiles against this colorful backdrop.
Artist Travis London
The mural had its official unveiling and dedication last fall.
Travis London, a Vancouver School District art teacher who grew up in Washougal, has painted quite a few public murals there.
His next project will be a mural on the Inter-Faith Treasure House building. The mural, artist, and event were featured in the East Oregonian.
According to the article, Travis first approached the company in 2012. “It means a lot,” he said. “I grew up in Washougal, and I’ve been here basically my whole life. That building is one of the town’s (most significant cultural) landmarks. Leaving my mark and creating something that the com-munity can appreciate makes me feel really good. That’s the whole point of doing public art — trying to connect with the community and hopefully make something that they enjoy.” Pendleton gifted artist Travis London with a blanket to thank him for his vision and persistence.
Visit Us Soon
Come see the mural in person! If you’re visiting on a weekday, you can take a tour of our Washougal Mill. Here’s a link for a tour information: https://www.pendleton-usa.com/mill-tours.html
Pendleton at 2 Pendleton Way
Washougal, WA. 98671
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm