Community & Resources

Community & Resources

Pend Oreille Has Everything To Offer

Nestled in the Northeast corner of Washington State, surrounded by towering trees, snowcapped mountains and mystical bodies of water, is a thriving, close-knit, community oriented destination named Pend Oreille County.

Pend Oreille flourishes during all seasons and is a routine stop for tourists year-round. In the fall the beautiful trees make the area colorful and in spring the flowers are in full bloom. During the summer months the heat cranks up and all of our large bodies of water become a recreationalists dream come true. The brisk winter brings beautiful snow for the kid at heart. No matter where you live in the county it is all just moments away from a trail, campground, mountain, ski resort, body of water or shopping center. Pend Oreille keeps the quiet, laid back atmosphere while still being just a drive away from the big cities to keep up with the hustle and bustle. Live in town next to a friendly neighbor, on a lake with a boat, on property with access to hunting, the choice is yours.

Nothing is too far out of reach in Pend Oreille, because we simply have it all. From date night dinner and a movie, to a family night at the rodeo or shopping for the perfect dress, you can bet your locally owned and operated businesses will be here to serve you with a smile.

Afraid of getting bored or not fitting in? With all of our clubs and organizations scattered around the community you won’t be able to choose where to spend your time. Love sports? Help coach a youth soccer team. Love trains? You could join the Rotary club and help coordinate one of our most famous summer events, the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train Ride. Full of culture and history, you never stop being a student of the county. Spend the night with your family at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, stop in on a Saturday afternoon at the History Museum, or visit one of the most modern attractions in the area, the Camas Center.

The Pend Oreille PUD is the heart and soul of the community, literally powering and lighting up every home and business. While one of the largest and most competitive employers, we also generously give back. Our Board of Commissioners donate to different organizations each year and we look to support important community events through advertising. Our employees and commissioners are all involved on boards and through volunteerism to ensure the place we all work and play continues to get better each day.

Community Links:

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce 
City of Newport
Pend Oreille County
Pend Oreille County Economic Development Council
Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance
Northeast Washington Trends