ORE. (April 21, 2014) – Mort Bishop/Pendleton Woolen Mills Receives Port
(Mort) Bishop, president of Pendleton Woolen Mills, was named the Port of
Portland’s 2013 Compass Award recipient at the Port’s annual “Gateway to the
Globe” meeting today.
products have been part of the Portland International Airport experience since
1994 and, with the opening of the signature store at PDX in 2012, have become a
traveling public favorite. Founded in 1863, Pendleton was also recognized as
one of Oregon’s heritage enterprises that has helped serve as a strong
foundation for today’s outdoor gear and apparel industry in the region.
noted during the award presentation was Bishop’s focus on building positive
relationships with Oregon’s tribal community—the original founders of trade in
and his family have led the Pendleton enterprise for six generations,” said Port
Commission Vice President Paul Rosenbaum in presenting the award. “Pendleton’s
rich American heritage and deep roots in the Pacific Northwest is a source of
pride for all Oregonians. In addition, Mort has been a great partner to the
Port and has graciously given of his own personal time and energy to help
promote the concessions program at PDX.”
in 2006, the award recognizes the contributions of community individuals and
entities that have demonstrated exceptional support for the Port of Portland.
Compass Award recipients serve as civic and/or corporate role models through
their outstanding contributions to the Port and the communities it serves.
Recipients can be recognized for overall support of the Port’s strategic
mission or any of the Port’s individual business units including aviation,
marine, environmental affairs, properties and business development.
than 500 business leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders
attended this year’s Gateway to the Globe event, which provides annual updates
on Port activities, challenges and opportunities.