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The Oregon Main Street Annual Conference will be held in McMinnville October 1-3!

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Downtown Historic Open House and Tours

Incorporated in 1876, McMinnville is a community rich with history. The Historic Open House Tour, hosted by McMinnville Downtown Association, is a fascinating and beautiful way to get a crash course in some of that history.

We'll be joined on the tour this year by McMinnville's Mayor, Rick Olsen whose parents owned a business downtown when he was a child. We'll tour the former Elks Lodge building, erected in 1908, now a private, 9,000 sq. ft. residence owned by Matt and Marilyn Worrix. Hotel Oregon will have guides available to share the colorful history and escort us throughout their four-story building. Buchanan Cellers, recently added to the National Registry of Historic Places, will be open for tours as well.

The tour takes place each year the first Saturday in March. The tours are at 10am and 2pm and last about 2 1/2 hours.

Reservations required -  Call McMinnville Downtown Association at 503-472-3605

238 NE Third St - the Schilling Building, built in 1884
238 NE Third St - the Schilling Building, built in 1884
105 NE Third St - the Cozine House, built in 1892
105 NE Third St - the Cozine House, built in 1892
Third Street in the 50's
Third Street in the 50's

The mission of McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA) is to sustain and enhance historic downtown McMinnville as the cultural, retail and professional heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

Sep

04

McMinnville Farmers Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Sep

06

Bounty of the County: Meet the Makers Farm Tours Saturday, September 6thMeet the Makers: Farm Tour +Gourmet Picnic City: Dayton, Oregon Location: Stoller Family Estate Time: 9:00 am Get a behind-the-scenes look at the diverse agricultural products created in Yamhill County. Personally led by the people who craft the products, each tour provides an insider’s perspective. ...

Sep

07

Linfield hosts Hispanic Heritage Day event, 5k McMINNVILLE – Linfield College will host the seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Day Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Intramural Field at Linfield. The event will be preceded by the Cesar Chavez 5k Run/Walk at 11 a.m. A suggested donation for the run/walk is $6, $5 with a Linfield ID and $3 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration is ...

Sep

13

Appraisal fair and vintage market will be held at the Yamhill County Heritage Center Saturday 10am to 4pm. Only one day this year. So  don't miss it. What's hiding in your attic? Local experts will provide oral appraisals of your items. $5 donation per item with a limit of 3 items per person. Antique and Collectible Vendors, Quilt Show, Live Music, Treasure Chest Raffle, Food Free parking and ...

Oct

01

Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include training and technical assistance. The goal is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable ...

Oct

13

Decorate a scarecrow on 3rd street!

Back by poplular demand! The 2nd annual McMinnville Downtown Association Scarecrow contest is now now open for registration. 

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