Oregon's Favorite Main Street
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.
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.
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.
The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.
McMinnville Holiday Market
Our second annual Holiday Market is kicking off Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown McMinnville! Join us each weekend through Christmas for locally made goods created by a curated group of artists and makers.
Turkey Gobble-Gobble Run in celebration of Thanksgiving!
Gallery Theater presents White Christmas based on the Paramount Pictures film
Start the holiday off right with Santa's Parade in downtown McMinnville!
The McMinnville Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale
Support your local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday! Head downtown on Saturday, November 28th to check out some great deals and sales.
The McMinnville Public Library is having a Craft Fair!
Visit the 6th Annual Handmade Holiday Bazaar at Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
You are cordially invited to attend McMinnville downtown's first exclusive wine and food stroll, where 6 of your favorite downtown tasting rooms will collaborate with 6 local restaurants to delight you in custom showcase of McMinnville's finest wine and cuisine.
Back by popular demand, join us for the Trail Band Holiday Concert!
Run or walk with us for our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!
Seasonal choral music and sacred readings celebrating various holiday traditions of light will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.
Enjoy Third Street during the holiday season!
Gather around our grand Christmas tree for spirited play readings by Theatre 33.
Enjoy viewing local art works, shopping and sipping our fabulous wines!
It's a Santa Run/Walk! Dress up and celebrate the season!
23rd Annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic