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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801
+1 541-429-7702
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Yakima, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here as we were passing through town. It was expensive for frozen and box food. The mac n cheese appeared to be from a box while the homemade lasagne appeared to be a frozen Costco special. We will not be back. Save your money and stop at Subway.

Thank Mkey95407
Meridian, Idaho
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were finishing up a 4 hour drive from Boise, and needed a break. We got to the cafe (hidden inside the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute) just before closing on a windy and chilly afternoon. Although they were ready to go home, the staff was welcoming and the Navy Bean Soup hit the spot. The cheeseburgers were made of pre-formed patties... More 

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Astoria, New York
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359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place is a recent addition to the coffee shops in the Astoria area. Kinship is a little smaller to sit in when you need wi-fi and a java first thing in the morning, but well worth a visit. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank neil102
Silverton, Oregon
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We had a catered evening at the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute as part of our weekend in Pendleton and it was an excellent venue for our 100 person dinner. The staff was friendly, greeted us and made us comfortable. Our group spent time both before and after looking through the exhibit and enjoyed an excellent lasagna, salad, dessert meal that was... More 

Thank oregon_or_bust
Nancy, France
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I had lunch a couple of times there and I've never been disappointed. The food is great, especially the lasagna and the indian tacos every first friday, the best i've ever eaten !

Thank onNsmind
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The food is alway good; great salads. You can usually find something made with Huckleberries and the fry bread is alway a treat. The Cafe is housed in Tamastslikt Interpretive Center and it is wonderful.

Thank Pat B
Beaverton, Oregon
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428 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

A group of us had lunch here. Other than the soup having a layer of fat on the top, the sandwiches were well made and used high quality ingredients. You order at a counter and the good is brought to the table.

Thank Robyn D
Pendleton, Oregon
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

I ate there one time and one time is enough!!!! The worker was rude and ignored me and my wife while they talked with one of their friends who wasnt even ordering then the food was so bad i didnt even eat it I just threw it away.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I had fry bread taco the last time I was there. It was the best I have ever had. It was a special, and I don't think they have it every day. The cultural institute where the restaurant is located is glorious. The views are serene and the whole atmosphere is calming.

Thank Terri D
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

When visiting the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, (near the Wildhorse Resort) plan to have lunch at the institute’s Kinship Café. Just off the main reception area/museum entrance, it’s open for lunch only and features the celebrated foods salmon and huckleberries. Before venturing out there, my wife checked the online menu and noticed that all of the desserts were themed around huckleberries... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: +1 541-429-7702
The cafe is located in the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and part of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Cafe hours seem to be limited to lunch. Good food and amazing huckleberry pie!

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