Downtown McMinnville

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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 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

May

03

Downtown businesses are offering great specials, exclusive previews, trunk shows and drawings.  The Goodwill Ambassadors will be handing out carnations to the first 300 moms, beginning at 1:00 at the US Bank Plaza (3rd and Davis St). Check back soon for specific sales and promotions! 

May

16

Each year in May, downtown McMinnville is "visited" in a cosmic sense. Beings from other galaxies walk the street during the second largest UFO celebration in the country.  Partake in a parade, enjoy live entertainment, watch the pet costume contest and peruse vendor booths over this two day festival. McMenamins Hotel Oregon will also be hosting live speakersm music and more! Visit ...

May

22

McMinnville Farmers' Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Jun

12

Free, outdoor lunchtime music at the US Bank plaza, NE 3rd and Davis, downtown McMinnville. More info including lineup coming soon.  Sponsors Platinum Boersma's Sewing Center Cascadia Landscaping Citizens Bank Dave Franey Electric Gormley Plumbing + Mechanical Harvest Fresh Hillside Emeritus McMenamins Hotel Oregon Recology Western Oregon Union Block Building   Diamond 3rd ...
97128 NE Third and Davis St, McMinnville OR 97128

Jul

11

The McMinnville Downtown Association and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering once again to present the 2013 festivities which will feature Vendors, Music and Entertainment, Vendors, a Downtown Street Dance, the “World’s Largest Turkey BBQ,” a Carnival, the Turkey Trot (8K Run, 5K Run/Walk, & 2M Walk),  and much more!  For vendor ...

Jul

25

The IPNC has served as a showcase for the northwest's famed farm-to-table cuisine. Each year over 50 guest chefs from the region's most revered restaurants create inspired courses made from local farm ingredients. The three day event takes place on the beautiful campus of Linfield College.Visit  IPNC for more information.

Aug

22

HE 5th ANNUAL DRAGGING THE GUT FESTIVALFriday & Saturday, August 22-23, 2014 in Downtown McMinnville. Friday Night Kick-Off Cruise. It's a no-host, no frills old style cruising. 5pm to Midnight.Saturday is the big day. Ezra Koch Car Show Noon - 5pm; Live music Noon - 10 p.m.; Cruising 5pm to Midnight; After-party 10pm to ???For more info: Webpage: http://www.GutFest.com/ Facebook ...

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 ...
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