Downtown McMinnville

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The McMinnville Downtown Association is completing a historic resources survey for the downtown historic district. If you are interested in volunteering or have any historic photos, documents or information that might be of use please email info@downtownmcminnville.com or call 503.472.3605

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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

01

Superbowl Sunday Sale

Downtown McMinnville

Head Downtown on Feburary,1 to take advantage of great Superbowl Sunday sales!
Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville

Feb

19

MDA Annual Dinner & Piccadilly and Silent Auction

The McMinnville Grand Ballroom | McMinnville

Enjoy dinner & drinks at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom  5:15-8:30pm Tickets are $40 per person RSVP by Feb. 12, 2015 Reserve your tickets now by emailing Cassie@DowntownMcMinnville.com or call 503-472-3605. Mail payment to MDA, 105 NE Third St. McMinnville, OR 97128  
The McMinnville Grand Ballroom
The McMinnville Grand Ballroom 325 Northeast 3rd Street

Feb

20

Dads 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. A list of Linfield events andactivities taking place during Dads Weekend will be announced in Jan. 2015. To help you plan your travel, activities will ...

Mar

07

Historic Architectural Tour

Downtown McMinnville

Incorporated in 1876, McMinnville is a community rich with history. The Historic Open House Tour, hosted by McMinnville Downtown Association, is a fascinating and beautiful way to get a crash course in some of that history. The tour will take place this year on March 7, 2015. The tours are at 10am and 2pm and last about 2 1/2 hours. Reservations required -  Call McMinnville ...
Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville

Mar

13

The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic is a benefit for the students of St. James Catholic School! Thank you for your generosity and support! Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit ...

May

01

Check back for more details!

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). Check back in the coming weeks for more details!
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