The city is situated in a pleasant valley set among hilly cropland on the I-84 several hours east of Portland. It is the location of one of the manufacturing plants of Pendleton Woolen Mills.
- 1 Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (PDT IATA). Is served by Boutique Air with service to and from Portland.
More distant airport options include:
- Walla Walla (ALW IATA) (40 miles away on OR-Hwy 11/WA-Hwy 125) with Alaska/Horizon service to Seattle
- Pasco‘s Tri-Cities Airport (PSC IATA) (70 miles away via divided Interstate highways) with multiple connections on Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, and/or United Express.