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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

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

02

McMinnville Farmers Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Oct

02

Come help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary!! Thursday October 2nd 4pm-8pm we're having a "Passport Party" ... visit our "Ports of Call", get a stamp, meet our makers, make your purchase and enter to WIN!! Thursday night there will be a drawing every 1/2 Hour for great gifts and you must be present to win! We'll have Jaciva cake, bubbles and lots of friends to celebrate with!20% Off of the entire store ...

Oct

04

Kick-ball: McMinnville Public Library will hold a two-day kickball tournament, Kick It for the Library, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, at Joe Dancer Park, McMinnville, to raise money for beautifying its entrance. Kick-ball is like baseball, with a bigger ball and kicking instead of batting. Games begin at 3, with closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Sunday; instruction will be provided. Preregistration ...

Oct

04

"Tea, Crochet, and Lingerie" Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2-4 pm The Historic Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St, Lafayette, OR 97127 A fundraiser for YCHS Cost: $5 per ticket For More Info: www.yamhillcountyhistory.org or 503-864-2308  

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. 

Oct

31

A safe place for kids of all ages to enjoy trick or treating.

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