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Best of Downtown Awards 2019

Best of Downtown Customer Service 2019

Pendleton Underground Tours

Best Retail Store of Downtown 2019

A Piece of Pendleton

Best Restaurant of Downtown 2019

OMG! Burgers and Brew

Best of Downtown Customer Service 2019

Moe Pho! Noodles and Cafe

-A Note from the President of the Board of Directors-

Jan. 10, 2019


I am Angela Thompson at Pendleton Music Co. on Main St. in downtown Pendleton and I have recently been elected President of the PDA. My plan as President is to not only follow in the footsteps of leaders before me but also forge forward along new paths. Each step I take I will ask the question “how does this program or initiative fit the mission of the Pendleton Downtown Association and is it beneficial to our membership businesses?” By spending time now evaluating and improving all the documents guiding our activities we can plan a route. When you know where you’re going on your journey you can see the destination in the mind’s eye: you may not have been there before, but you have an idea of what the destination looks like.


That destination is a successful, sustainable downtown and we can get there when we work together through improved communication and planning with our growing force of partner organizations like the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, the Pendleton Enhancement Project, the Pendleton Development Coalition, the Pendleton Convention Center, the City of Pendleton, and Travel Pendleton which are all dedicated to Pendleton’s Economic Revitalization.


It is important to highlight the unique challenges Main Street Businesses face in today’s economy. The Pendleton Downtown Association’s role is to support and advocate on a daily basis for our member businesses working through those hurdles. I want the efforts spent today to pay off in dividends tomorrow through a concerted sustainable effort. My personal goal is to help my neighbor find their own daily success so that we as a community can succeed together.



Angela Thomson

Pendleton Downtown Association President



P.O. Box 1643

365 S. Main St.

Pendleton, OR 97801

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