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Surprising Discoveries in Oregon's Yamhill County

Find great dining and a giant airplane in McMinnville, one of the liveliest burgs in western Willamette Valley

Long before Oregon Pinot Noir had achieved minor cult status, vintners would routinely meet around the wooden tables at Nick's Italian Cafe in McMinnville to quaff wine, sup garlicky minestrone, and swap news. These days there's a choice of watering holes in what's become the liveliest burg in the westernWillametteValley. Taste away in the historic downtown, then venture to the small town's fringe to see the world's biggest wooden airplane.

At the Evergreen Aviation Museum check out wings like the AT-6 Texan then hit the museum's new tasting room for some Evergreen Vineyards Spruce Goose wine and juice.

GETTING THERE

McMinnville is about 36 miles southwest ofPortland. From I-5, take exit 289 and follow Tualatin- Sherwood Rd., then turn south on State 99W; drive about 25 miles, then turn east on N.E. Third St. to get downtown.

EAT

Bistro Maison Cassoulet to croque monsieur, served in a cozy vintage home. INFO: $$$; closed Mon-Tue;729 N.E. Third St.; 503/474-1888.

Nick's Italian Cafe Prix-fixe dinners served on mismatched plates and paired with an extensive wine list. INFO: $$$; closed Mon;521 N.E. Third St.; 503/434-4471.

Red Fox Bakery Choose from the always-changing chalkboard menu. Come early for artisanal breads, pastries, and pizzas, plus eggs Benedict in the a.m., then return for Spanish tuna salad on multigrain bread for lunch. INFO: $; closed Mon;328 E. Evans St.; 503/434-5098. 

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

Upcoming Events

Feb

09

A forum for the presentation and consideration of a range of perspectives on important issues.

Feb

11

The MDA Annual Awards Dinner celebrates our 30th year of caring for Oregon's Favorite Main Street

Feb

13

Currents Gallery Winter Art Classes

Feb

13

Celebrate Oregon's 157th birthday with the Yamhill County Historical Society!

 

Feb

14

Monthly meeting of the Yamhill County Historical Society

 

Feb

16

Currents Gallery Portals Show

Call to Oregon Artists

Feb

19

Lindfield's Dad's Weekend is an opportunity for you and your Linfield student to spend time together in McMinnville. Enjoy a game, see an arts performance, or grab a bite to eat downtown. All of those are options for you and your student during Dads Weekend. To help you plan your travel, activities will begin in the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 19 and will run through Saturday, Feb. 20.

Feb

20

Enjoy viewing local art works, shopping and sipping our fabulous wines!

Mar

05

Stroll downtown historic McMinnville with tour guide and preservationist Rebecca Quandt.

 

Mar

11

23rd Annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Mar

19

Enjoy viewing local art works, shopping and sipping our fabulous wines!

Apr

05

Friends of Family Farmers is traveling the state, hosting listening sessions.

Apr

29

Lindfield's Mom's Weekend is an opportunity for you and your Linfield student to spend time together in McMinnville. Enjoy a game, see an arts performance, or grab a bite to eat downtown. All of those are options for you and your student during Mom's Weekend. To help you plan your travel, activities will begin in the afternoon of Friday, Apr. 29 and will run through Saturday, Apr. 30.

Apr

30

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

12

Opening May 12 through October 6 • Join us every Thursday from 1–6PM!

May

13

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. Vendor applications will be available by the end of February 2016  

May

29

Linfield College celebrates its graduates of 2016

Jun

09

Concerts on the Plaza

US Bank Plaza

We're proud to present the 23nd Annual Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.

US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

08

Celebrating its 56th year, Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county. The turkey farms are gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!  As the face of our community has changed, so has the festival itself. Turkey Rama now includes the “World’s ...
Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville

Jul

29

The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot Noir and Northwest cuisine.

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