Pendleton High graduate buys Dutch Bros franchises

Dave Beamer and daughter Ayla pose for a photo on her birthday Monday, June 27, 2022, in front of Dutch Bros in Pendleton. Beamer, a Pendleton High School graduate, now owns the franchise, along with the Dutch Bros in La Grande.

PENDLETON — David Beamer of Walla Walla has bought Dutch Bros coffee shop franchises in La Grande and his hometown of Pendleton. He acquired two franchises in Walla Walla in 2008 and 2018 and another in Milton-Freewater in 2013.

“I was born in Walla Walla and lived in Athena through kindergarten,” Beamer said, ”but moved to Pendleton for first grade, and graduated from high school there in 2000. It’s exciting to own a franchise in my home town.”

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