May 2012 - New Portland Airport Store
Portland, Oregon May 10, 2012 Pendleton Woolen Mills and the Port of Portland announce today the lease agreement for a new Pendleton signature store to open mid-Summer 2012 at Portland International Airport. The all-new design will showcase the company's rich heritage and deep roots in Oregon and Southern Washington (location of its Washougal, WA mill). Pendleton's founder, Thomas Kay, first began weaving wool in Oregon in 1863, making 2013 a time to honor that long and rich Pacific Northwest heritage.
The new store will be located near the entrance to concourses D and E, providing access to the general public, as well as travelers from around the world. "Our location will give the general public an opportunity to shop as well as provide a wonderful last minute opportunity to take home a gift from an iconic Oregon brand," says Mort Bishop III, President, Pendleton Woolen Mills.
"We are thrilled to bring the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mills to PDX and especially to this highly coveted pre-security Oregon Market location, where everyone can enjoy it," said Chris Madsen, Port of Portland general manager, business and properties. "Pendleton's new store strategically aligns with our goal of bringing the best of Oregon to our travelers, and Pendleton will join other Oregon retailers found at PDX."
The store will feature apparel for men and women as well as home furnishings items, including the company's notable Native American inspired blankets. Also The Portland Collection for the contemporary consumer.