Another resturant review: Wildhorse Casino, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, Pendleton OR

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Mortgage and Lending with Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA

Believe it or not, I do eat in other places than casinos. This particular trip, included an overnight at the Wildhorse Casino, operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, is located just east of Pendleton Oregon.

I didn't try their dinner restaurant; instead we went to the buffet. What is it about casinos; they all seem to have a buffet? Is there something that says gambling about a buffet? Are you taking chances? Anyway, the food for dinner was acceptable. I can't grade it any higher than that. We actually got to the buffet during the few minutes that it was closed and waited across the hall in one of the bar areas. My sister ordered a margarita and got one with the worst tasting tequila drinks I have ever tasted. Their bar tequila made it very "interesting" tasting. So, if you order a margarita, I advise asking for specific tequila.

The next morning we left fairly early so we had the breakfast buffet, not wanting to wait for the brunch buffet. (See, there are the buffets again.) It was more than acceptable. They had a very good selection with warm cinnamon rolls, eggs and omelets to order and several side items. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Being old, they even gave 3 of the 4 of us discounts. I thought they should average our ages and give us all discounts, but couldn't get that by the cashier.

I recommend the breakfast but not the dinner. They have a seafood and sushi buffet on Thursday but can't say about the quality of that. Hopefully, it will be well done. The view from the dining room is outstanding. You can look over the wheat fields to Cabbage Hill, one of the most famous pieces of road in the nation. This time of year it is a pussy cat, but come winter, it becomes a puma.

 

You can access their website here

From there we headed north and then east over Tollgate on our way to Elgin. From the top of Tollgate, you can see the Blue Mountains where the stretch south before becoming the Elkhorns or north and east some more and become the Wallowas. Great country.

Comments (7)

Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Carolyn, I know you will read this. I put in all of the eye candy just for you.

Sep 09, 2008 11:16 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Beautiful country Fred. Beautiful pictures for all of us. :)

Sep 09, 2008 11:45 AM
Dan Hartman
Province Mortgage Associates - NMLS #2861 - Providence, RI

Wow, Fred, fantastic scenery!  I must agree with you, though, that every casino has a buffet, moreover, most of them aren't very good.

Dan

Sep 09, 2008 11:55 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Dang Fred, that is some gorgeous country man! Buffets & casinos baby! I love them, maybe because my visits are so incredibly infrequent.

Sep 09, 2008 11:55 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Sally, thanks, that means a lot coming from you. Your pictures are always great as is the Aloha scenery.

Dan, you got it. Casinos mean buffets I guess. Thanks for the comment.

Greg, with a baby on the way, how could you possibly get out to the casino? LOL

Sep 09, 2008 12:08 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Oh my word, Fred -- this place is awesome! You can see for miles and miles and miles... I love the colors and contrasts. You have got to get out with your camera more. Seriously! I can't wait to see what you cook up next. Enjoyed the review and am on my way to check out the link you provided us with. THANK YOU SWEETIE! :-)

 

Sep 09, 2008 02:05 PM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Carolyn, you are sooo welcome. I have gotten to the point I take my camera with me everywhere. Thanks for the encouragement.

Sep 09, 2008 02:39 PM