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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

Aug

01

The Scott Banke Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1st at the Michelbook Country Club. 1301 NW Michelbook Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128. Click here for more information on how to sign up!

Aug

06

We're proud to present the 22nd Annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.Thursday July 30th  US Bank Plaza. 5:30-7pm! THIS IS AN EVENING CONCERT! In case of inclement weather, concerts will move indoors to Moonlight Theater at 3rd Street Pizza Co., 433 NE Third Street.  July 30 - Western Flyers- -  One of the most exciting ...
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Aug

15

What: Harvest Fest Who: Yamhill County Historical Society When: Saturday August 15 from 10-4 and Sunday August 16 from 12-4 Where: Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum Cost: Adults $5.00, kids under 12 free
605 Market Street P.O.Box 484 Lafayette, OR 9712

Aug

28

August 28th - 30th, : a food & wine event that celebrates Yamhill’s vibrant community of famous wineries, celebrated chefs, and sustainable family farms.
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