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The Oregon Main Street Annual Conference will be held in McMinnville October 1-3!

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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 mission of McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA) is to sustain and enhance historic downtown McMinnville as the cultural, retail and professional heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

Aug

28

McMinnville Farmers Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Aug

31

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns to the Yamhill Valley on Labor Day weekend. Packet pickup is Saturday, Aug. 30, at the  Evergreen Air and Space Museum in McMinnville. The race begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at Stoller Vineyards.

Sep

06

Bounty of the County: Meet the Makers Farm Tours Saturday, September 6thMeet the Makers: Farm Tour +Gourmet Picnic City: Dayton, Oregon Location: Stoller Family Estate Time: 9:00 am Get a behind-the-scenes look at the diverse agricultural products created in Yamhill County. Personally led by the people who craft the products, each tour provides an insider’s perspective. ...

Sep

07

Linfield hosts Hispanic Heritage Day event, 5k McMINNVILLE – Linfield College will host the seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Day Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Intramural Field at Linfield. The event will be preceded by the Cesar Chavez 5k Run/Walk at 11 a.m. A suggested donation for the run/walk is $6, $5 with a Linfield ID and $3 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration is ...

Sep

13

Appraisal fair and vintage market will be held at the Yamhill County Heritage Center Saturday 10am to 4pm. Only one day this year. So  don't miss it. What's hiding in your attic? Local experts will provide oral appraisals of your items. $5 donation per item with a limit of 3 items per person. Antique and Collectible Vendors, Quilt Show, Live Music, Treasure Chest Raffle, Food Free parking and ...

Oct

01

Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include training and technical assistance. The goal is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable ...

Oct

13

Decorate a scarecrow on 3rd street!

Back by poplular demand! The 2nd annual McMinnville Downtown Association Scarecrow contest is now now open for registration. 

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