96th Pendleton Round Up

Trip to Oregon for Pendleton Round Up. Side trips to the coast and Columbia River Gorge.

96th Pendleton Round Up

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 20, 2006

We are rodeo fans, so when we found out the Rodeo Clown Reunion was going to be in Pendleton Oregon this year at the Round-Up, we booked our flight.

We decided to leave early, see the coast, travel on the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway and spend 5 days enjoying the festival that surrounds Pendleton.

There are four rodeo performances, a main street festival, a completely non-motorized parade, and a cowboy breakfast every morning.

What a beautiful state. We saw three completely different climate zones. We met friendly people from all over the US.
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Gearhart Ocean Inn

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 20, 2006

Delightful, restored 1941 motor court. The rooms are charming. Gearhart is a quiet little town on the coast away from the busy tourist towns. Beach is close by.

Decor was retro. Our room had kictchenette.

The staff was helpful and friendly.

Gearhart Ocean Inn
67 North Cottage Ave
Gearhart, Oregon, 97138
(503) 738-7373

Mosier House Bed and Breakfast

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 20, 2006

B&B located in a restored Victorian Home circa 1904.

Rooms are small, but well appointed. One room has a private bath with claw-foot tub and shower. The other 3 rooms share a half-bath, shower room, and full bath with claw-foot tub.

Incredible view of Columbia River.

Mosier is a quaint town, population 430.

Breakfast was wonderful. We had huevos rancheros-- 2 eggs on pinto beans and tortilla, topped with sprouts, avocado, tomato, green onions and salsa. Strawberries in sour cream were served on the side.

Price was very reasonable for the gorge area
Mosier House Bed and Breakfast
704 Third Ave.
Mosier, Oregon, 97040
(541) 478-3640

Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 20, 2006


Each room has a theme at this charming set of log cabins just steps away from the Columbia River. Our room had a full kitchen and a riverfront view.

The bathroom was very tiny. Only drawback to the room.

We stayed in the "Calypso" room which featured an aquatic theme. It was nice without being overwhelming.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is access to to a walking trail just in front of the lodge.

The railroad runs across the street and the whistles blow all day and night. The lodge provides earplugs. I didn't use them and did not wake up at all during the night.

Stevenson is a nice town with several restaurants.
Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge
200 SW Cascade Avenue
Stevenson, Washington, 98648
(509) 427-5650

Ecola Sate Park

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 21, 2006

This park is at the top of a very narrow, winding, dangerous road. The views make it all worth while. You can see for miles, even with the fog.
Ecola State Park
Highway 101
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Rainbow Cafe

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cd0103 on September 21, 2006

This is the place to be after the rodeo. This little bar fills to capacity every evening. The drinks are inexpensive ($2 beers and $3 well drinks), the bar staff friendly, and the patrons crazy.


Rainbow Cafe
209 S. Main St.
Pendleton, Oregon, 97801
(541) 276-4120


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