Mort Bishop

Mort Bishop loves spending time in the Pendleton weaving mill his father and grandfather first took him to visit when he was four years old. "Awesome, would be the word," he says of the Washougal, Washington, facility. "Larger than life, many moving parts, noise, the smell of wool, visceral senses. For more than a 100 years, that mill and a larger one in the town of Pendleton, Oregon, have been part of the family business, a Pacific Northwest mainstay now in its sixth generation.