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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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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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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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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

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Downtown Updates


Third Street Books Moves Two Doors Down

Sep 23, 2014

By Molly Walker Of the News-Register  A human conveyor belt helped to move books and other merchandise two doors down Monday as owner Sylla ...

Boersma's Sewing Center featured in national magazine

Sep 3, 2014

By Molly WalkerOf the News-Register  Boersma's Sewing Center, a fixture in McMinnville, is featured in the fall/winter 2014 Quilt Sampler magazine. ...

Words of Wisdom from Nathan Knottingham, President/CEO of the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce

Aug 22, 2014

By Nathan Knottingham

McMinnville is the best main street west of the Mississippi!

Aug 18, 2014

After Parade readers nominated more than 2,000 Main Streets, editors selected 16 based on the criteria for a successful downtown, according ...

Walnut City Music Festival is back! Saturday, August 16.

Aug 11, 2014

The Walnut City Music Festival will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Granary District in McMinnville, Oregon.  

Upcoming Events


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

02

McMinnville Farmers Market

NE Cowls St between 2nd and 3rd

Oct

02

Come help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary!! Thursday October 2nd 4pm-8pm we're having a "Passport Party" ... visit our "Ports of Call", get a stamp, meet our makers, make your purchase and enter to WIN!! Thursday night there will be a drawing every 1/2 Hour for great gifts and you must be present to win! We'll have Jaciva cake, bubbles and lots of friends to celebrate with!20% Off of the entire store ...

Oct

04

Kick-ball: McMinnville Public Library will hold a two-day kickball tournament, Kick It for the Library, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, at Joe Dancer Park, McMinnville, to raise money for beautifying its entrance. Kick-ball is like baseball, with a bigger ball and kicking instead of batting. Games begin at 3, with closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Sunday; instruction will be provided. Preregistration ...

Oct

04

"Tea, Crochet, and Lingerie" Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2-4 pm The Historic Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St, Lafayette, OR 97127 A fundraiser for YCHS Cost: $5 per ticket For More Info: www.yamhillcountyhistory.org or 503-864-2308  
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