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PORTLAND, ORE. (April 21, 2014) – Mort Bishop/Pendleton Woolen Mills Receives Port Compass Award

Mort Bishop
Mort Bishop

C.M. (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.

Pendleton 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. 

Also noted during the award presentation was Bishop’s focus on building positive relationships with Oregon’s tribal community—the original founders of trade in the Northwest.

“Mort 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.”

Instituted 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. 

More 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. 


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