A Legacy of Community Contributions

100 Years logo

In recognition of our centennial, Pacific Power is providing lasting gifts to the original communities we served in 1910: Astoria and Pendleton, Oregon, and Walla Walla and Yakima, Washington.


On Earth Day, April 22, Pacific Power joined with the City of Astoria and members of the community to plant 200 new "utility friendly" trees. The new trees were given to the people of Astoria by Pacific Power in recognition of the company's 100 years of service and to commemorate the city’s 2011 bicentennial – 200 trees for 200 years as a city. More than 100 people – from school children to local leaders – took part in the event.

The restoration of Shively Fountain, once a historic fixture of downtown Astoria, is also part of Pacific Power’s investment in the community.


Pacific Power shares a common anniversary with the legendary Pendleton Round-Up, which also turns 100 this year. In honor of the two birthdays, Pacific Power contributed $35,000 toward a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard with video replay capability for the newly renovated Round-Up arena.

Huff 'n Puff House exhibit

Walla Walla

Pacific Power is sponsoring the new Huff 'n Puff House exhibit at the Walla Walla Children's Museum (pictured at right). Through the story of the Three Little Pigs, the exhibit educates children on energy efficiency and green living, and features interactive computer games on renewable energy and hands-on activities such as recycled material crafts, a solar water fountain and a bicycle that kids can pedal to generate electricity.


In Yakima, Pacific Power is contributing toward the construction of the one-eighth mile segment of the Yakima Greenway trail that crosses in front of the company’s retired Naches Hydroelectric Project.

This portion of the trail is part of the 2.5-mile expansion that will link the 10-mile Yakima Greenway network with the town of Naches.