Downtown McMinnville

Oregon's Favorite Main Street

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Dining Guide

With close to 20 restaurants within a span of just a few blocks, McMinnville is a mecca for food lovers.  Many of these restaurants are award winning establishments that have found their way onto every foodies’ bucket list.

Dining in downtown McMinnville can be as simple as a sandwich or as extravagant as escargot. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between, there is a surprising variety available, from Italian food, Japanese sushi, pizza, coffee, ice-cream and salads, to Spanish tapas, Mexican, fine French cuisine and classic American fare. Here, you will be treated to delicious homemade meals and service that can only be found in owner-operated establishments where the owners themselves often greet you at the door – when they’re not back in the kitchen cooking!

Welcome to a place that cherishes good food, good wine, and the nurturing qualities of both. Many of our restaurants work with local farmers to raise produce and live stock to create the freshest, tastiest (second foodiest) downtown around. While local and sustainable have been hot trends in the restaurant industry recently, Nick's Italian Cafe has been working with local farmers since it opened over 30 years ago. Original chef and owner, Nick Pierano has passed the tradition to his daughter Carmen, and her husband, Eric Ferguson. Both trained chefs, Carmen and Eric, have added another element to their business by opening Fino e Fondo, a local salumeria.

Peruse our Guide to Good Taste for eating and drinking options. 

Guide to Good Taste

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There are 18 business(es) in this guide:

3rd Street Pizza Company

433 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-5800

Amazing pizza is only one of 3rd Street Pizza Companys many qualities. Their family-friendly atmosphere, immense variety of choices, hand-crafted brews and multi-function movie theater, all add to the experience.

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411 Eatery & Lounge, The

411 NE 3rd Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-0880
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Bistro Maison

729 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-474-1888

Bistro Maison, in historical downtown McMinnville, is The classic French bistro in the heart of Oregon's "Pinot Noir" wine country, Willamette Valley.

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Community Plate

315 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-687-1902

Community Plate offers the nostalgic comforts of classic Americana. We honor a time when food was a part of our culture, our livelihood, ourselves.

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Cornerstone Coffee Roasters

216 NE 3rd St , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-6622
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Crescent Cafe

526 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2655
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Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant

980 NE Fourth Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-2739

European-style brewery and restaurant, featuring homegrown Angus beef.

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La Rambla Restaurant

238 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2126
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Los Molcajetes

527 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-2780
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McMenamins Hotel Oregon

310 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-8427

A hotel that has aged like a fine red wine.

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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-4471

Italian cuisine made with North West seasonal ingredients, and don't forget the amazing NW and Italian focused wine list.

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Pura Vida Cocina & Arte

313 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128 , ,
503-687-2020

Ricardo Antunez and Carmen Borrasé came together in April of 2013 both hoping to find a space to share their respective crafts with the community. Ricardo, a chef with a passion for Latin American cuisine, and Carmen, an artist with Costa Rican roots, united their talents to create Pura Vida Cocina & Arte. This is a business that came to life by pure chance, a Pura Vida Chance.

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Sage Restaurant

406 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-4445
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Serendipity Ice Cream

502 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-474-9189

We serve homemade soups, cookies made from scratch & baked fresh daily, handmade waffle cones, Cascade Glacier Ice Cream, bottled retro sodas and much much more! Come on down we would love to see you!

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Union Block Coffee

403 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-0645
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Velvet Monkey Tea

216 NE Davis St , McMinnville, Oregon 97128
503-434-9775
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Woodard Wines

323 NE Davis , McMinnville,

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Grain Station Brew Works

755 NE Alpine St Ste 200, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
503-687-BREW

Visitor Guides - Explore Downtown McMinnville

Historic Architecture Tour

238 NE Third St - the Schilling Building, built in 1884

Incorporated in 1876, McMinnville is a community rich with history. The Historic Open House Tour, hosted ...

Downtown Wineries

Start Here, Stay Here. The McMinnville Downtown Wineries is a group of wineries that have chosen to ...

The Arts

The arts are alive in downtown McMinnville! View our public art collection, peruse a fine art and craft ...

Farmers Market

In Historic Downtown McMinnville since 2001, the McMinnville Farmers' Market offers farm fresh, locally ...

Beverage Guide

Enjoy wine and beer tasting from a variety of producers and regions, all in the heart of the Willamette ...

Dining Guide

With close to 20 restaurants within a span of just a few blocks, McMinnville is a mecca for food lovers. ...

Where to Stay

Whether you're coming from near or far, treat yourself to a getaway that allows you to induldge McMinnville ...

For the Family

Forget your old routine, block out some time to spend with the family When was the last time your family ...

Shopping Guide

Dress up your self, home and loved ones. Find what you need.  From knick knacks, to designer brands, ...

Explore The Area

Make McMinnville your home base as you explore the Willamette Valley We’re about an hour’s ...

Regional Events

It's always a good time to visit McMinnville, but if you need a reason, here are a few: International ...

Staying Active

Cycling - Just outside of McMinnville you can find miles of scenic bicycle routes through pastoral wine ...

Emergency Services

When you run into those "oops" situations, you might need a little extra help. Here are some people ...

 



 


Downtown Updates


Hundreds drooled over baby animals at Buchanan Cellers' Baby Animal Day

Apr 9, 2015

More than 800 community members scurried to Buchanan Cellers Saturday morning for Baby Animal Day. Baby alpacas, puppies, cows, bunnies, chicks and goats ...

Another Year in the Books for McMinnville

The McMinnville Grand Ballroom was draped in twinkly lights, tables were set with red roses and hands eagerly clutched piccadilly paddles. Another year ...

Want to be a vendor at Turkey Rama 2015?

ARTS, CRAFTS, VINTAGE, & COMMERCIAL VENDORS WANTEDfor 2015 Turkey RamaFriday, Saturday - July 10 & 11

2015 McMinnville Turkey Rama, July 10 & 11

Celebrating its 55th year, Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance ...

Fire Sale! All Ornaments Must Go!

The McMinnville Downtown Association is clearing out some inventory! Purchase the 2014 Ornament for only $5.00 or all previous years ornaments for only ...

Upcoming Events


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).

May

04

Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00 - 9:00 pm McMinnville Grand Ballroom 325 NE Third St, McMinnville, Oregon Honoring Tom Tankersley • Man of the Year Jody Christensen • Woman of the Year Zack Geary • Junior Citizen Reid Kimura • Outstanding Young Educator Barbara Boyer• Outstanding Young Farmer Keynote Speaker • Rosemari Davis   $35 in advance or $40 at the door No ...

May

15

Each year in May, downtown McMinnville is "visited" in a cosmic sense. Beings from other galaxies walk the street during the second largest UFO celebration in the country.  Partake in a parade, enjoy live entertainment, watch the pet costume contest and peruse vendor booths over this two day festival. McMenamins Hotel Oregon will also be hosting live speakersm music and more! Visit ...

May

16

2015 Alien Abduction Dash! Saturday, May 16, 2015 Run, dash, crawl and leap to the finish line in this fun and uber exciting fun 1 mile fun run! Registration is $12.00 and begins at 11:30am at the corner of Third and Davis street in downtown McMinnville Race begins at 12:00pm! Race starts and finishes at US Bank Plaza on the corner of 3rd and Davis Street.
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza

May

21

2015 Market opens Thursday, May 21 and runs through Oct. 8. Hours: 1:00pm to 6pmThe Market is set up on NE Cowls between 2nd and 3rd St.
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