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

02

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).

May

15

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

16

2015 Alien Abduction Dash! Saturday, May 16, 2015 Run, dash, crawl and leap to the finish line in this fun and uber exciting fun 1 mile fun run! Registration is $12.00 and begins at 11:30am at the corner of Third and Davis street in downtown McMinnville Race begins at 12:00pm! Race starts and finishes at US Bank Plaza on the corner of 3rd and Davis Street.
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza

May

21

2015 Market opens Thursday, May 21 and runs through Oct. 8. Hours: 1:00pm to 6pmThe Market is set up on NE Cowls between 2nd and 3rd St.
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