Downtown McMinnville

Oregon's Favorite Main Street

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Overview of McMinnville Downtown Association

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.

Since it was established in 1986, the MDA has become a model for downtown districts. A vibrant assortment of unique, locally owned retail shops in the downtown core underscores the low vacancy rate. The healthy mixture of retail, office, residential and other uses maintains a diverse and energetic downtown.

The MDA contracts with the City of McMinnville to manage the city's downtown Economic Improvement District. That work is financed by a city assessment on downtown properties, and a contribution from the city's general fund in lieu of assessments that might be applied to city-owned property.

We work with property and business owners on a wide variety of projects seeking to assist with development projects and improve the general economic climate. We provide a unified and influential voice on downtown policies, legislative decisions, parking, streetscape issues, safety and beautification.

The MDA produces and promotes events that are designed to increase customer traffic and establish the downtown as the place for the community and visitors to meet, shop, dine and enjoy the historic ambiance. Since membership dues are dedicated solely to promotions, a strong membership base produces improved promotional efforts that enhance the entire downtown.

MDA Founding Board
MDA Founding Board
Cozine House, MDA Office
Cozine House, MDA Office

The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

May

28

Located on the corner of Cowls and Third Street you will find dozens of local vendors at the very popular downtown Farmers Market. Come listen to live music while you shop and support our local farmers! 

May

30

There is always something going on a the McMinnville Pubic Library. Check out their website for more details! 

Jun

04

Located on the corner of Cowls and Third Street you will find dozens of local vendors at the very popular downtown Farmers Market. Come listen to live music while you shop and support our local farmers! 

Jun

11

Located on the corner of Cowls and Third Street you will find dozens of local vendors at our very popular downtown Farmers Market. Come listen to live music while you shop and support our local farmers! 

Jun

17

"Celebrating Summer" by Kathleen Buck Currents Gallery in McMinnville is honored to present the award-winning work of Kathleen Buck in its upcoming June show.  Kathleen paints primarily in acrylics, combining abstract shapes with a recognizable subject. Recently, she has added textured collages to her paintings to create further depth. She uses both luminous bright colors as well ...

Jun

18

Located on the corner of Cowls and Third Street you will find dozens of local vendors at the very popular downtown Farmers Market. Come listen to live music while you shop and support our local farmers!

Jun

22

Book Signing! " Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork." By author, Simon Majumdar. Forward by Alton Brown, creator of Good Eats and host of Cutthroat Kitchen.
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