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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

Jul

09

We're proud to present the 22nd Annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.Thursdays, 12pm to 1:30pm, June 11 - August 6, 2015.Free and open to the public. Please note that the last two concerts will be held in the evening in US Bank Plaza. 5:30-7pm! With the exception of the first concert,  all shows will take place outside at the US Bank plaza ...
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

10

Celebrating its 55th 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

11

R. Stuart & Co. Summer Celebration Saturday, July 11th 6pm $85 per person, less for Wine Club members This will be THE party of the summer friends, you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be celebrating at a beautiful secluded spot in the Dundee Hills, Wilder Lake. Chef Jesse Kincheloe of Valley Commissary will be cooking up a spectacular seasonal feast, local favorite Sky Bound ...

Jul

16

We're proud to present the 22nd Annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.Thursdays, 12pm to 1:30pm, June 11 - August 6, 2015.Free and open to the public. Please note that the last two concerts will be held in the evening in US Bank Plaza. 5:30-7pm! With the exception of the first concert,  all shows will take place outside at the US Bank plaza ...
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

16

Jon Hall, author of On Mount Hood: A Biography, will talk about mountaineering and the history of Mount Hood. Join the McMinnville Public Library for this special event at Grain Station Brew Works.

Jul

18

Food, fun, barrel tasting & pinot on the patio all afternoon. Live music from Lace & Lead, 3-6pm.Lace And Lead is a Nashville based country duo and songwriting team fronted by singers Trysh Hill and Emily Tanke. The duo’s quality songwriting, dynamic performances, rich harmonies, and their unique take on modern country is gaining them recognition at venues and radio stations throughout ...
455 NE Irvine St
455 NE Irvine St

Jul

18

Currents Gallery in McMinnville is pleased, once again, to feature the work of Ann Durley, one of the gallery's owners and one of the most popular and well-beloved artists in our community. According to Ann, "There will be new clocks in different styles, colors, and sizes.  There will also be new furniture pieces, both tables and chairs, and maybe a few surprises."   Ann has an extensive ...
Currents Gallery
Currents Gallery 97128 532 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

23

We're proud to present the 22nd Annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.Thursdays, 12pm to 1:30pm, June 11 - August 6, 2015.Free and open to the public. Please note that the last two concerts will be held in the evening in US Bank Plaza. 5:30-7pm! With the exception of the first concert,  all shows will take place outside at the US Bank plaza ...
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

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

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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