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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:

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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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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3rd Street Pizza Company

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

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

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

526 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-2655
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Geraldi's Italian Eating Place

226 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-7868
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Kame Japanese Restaurant

211 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-4326
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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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Nick's Italian Cafe

521 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-4471
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Pura Vida Cocina & Arte

313 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128 , ,
503-687-2020
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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
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The 411 Eatery & Lounge

411 NE 3rd Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
503-435-0880
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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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Grain Station Brew Works

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

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Downtown Updates


Vendor Applications for Turkey Rama, the UFO Festival and McMinnville Farmers Market now available!

Jan 13, 2014

The UFO Festival and Turkey Rama will be here before we know it. Get ahead of the game and get your vendor applications in now!  Turkey Rama vendor ...

Now Seeking: Promotions and Marketing Coordinator

Apr 10, 2014

PROMOTIONS and MARKETING COORDINATOR The McMinnville Downtown Association, a nonprofit organization, is seeking a Promotions Coordinator. The position ...

"Old-world style, new world Building" - Cellar Ridge in Oregon Home Magazine

Apr 10, 2014

Read about Downtown McMinnville's Cellar Ridge Construction's work in Oregon Home magazine http://oregonhomemagazine.com/homes/1235-old-world-style-new-world-building

McMinnville Downtown Association Photo Contest - UFO Fetival

Jul 26, 2013

The McMinnville Downtown Association is pleased to announce a Photo Contest! To enter, please submit your 2014 UFO Festival photos by June 9. $50 Prizes ...

Alien on a Lamp Post Contest

Mar 19, 2014

In honor of the 15th Annual UFO Festival coming up May 14- 17, the McMinnville Downtown Association wants to get Third Street spruced up. We had such great ...

Upcoming Events


May

03

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 soon for specific sales and promotions! 

May

16

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

22

McMinnville Farmers' Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Jun

12

Free, outdoor lunchtime music at the US Bank plaza, NE 3rd and Davis, downtown McMinnville. More info including lineup coming soon.  Sponsors Platinum Boersma's Sewing Center Cascadia Landscaping Citizens Bank Dave Franey Electric Gormley Plumbing + Mechanical Harvest Fresh Hillside Emeritus McMenamins Hotel Oregon Recology Western Oregon Union Block Building   Diamond 3rd ...
97128 NE Third and Davis St, McMinnville OR 97128

Jul

11

The McMinnville Downtown Association and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering once again to present the 2013 festivities which will feature Vendors, Music and Entertainment, Vendors, a Downtown Street Dance, the “World’s Largest Turkey BBQ,” a Carnival, the Turkey Trot (8K Run, 5K Run/Walk, & 2M Walk),  and much more!  For vendor ...
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