is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States.
Developed along the Umatilla River, Pendleton was named in 1868 by the county
commissioners for George H. Pendleton, Democratic candidate for Vice-President
in the 1864 presidential campaign. The population was 16,612 at the 2010
census. The city is the county seat of Umatilla County.
Pendleton is the smaller of the two
principal cities of the Pendleton-Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area. This
micropolitan area covers Morrow and Umatilla counties and had a combined
population of 87,062 at the 2010