Downtown McMinnville

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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 19 business(es) in this guide:

1882 Grille and The Barberry- Kaos

645 NE 3rd Street , McMinnville, OR
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3rd Street Pizza Company

433 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128

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
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Bistro Maison

729 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128

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

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
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Crescent Cafe

526 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
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Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant

980 NE Fourth Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

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

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Grain Station Brew Works

755 NE Alpine St Ste 200, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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La Rambla Restaurant

238 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
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Los Molcajetes

527 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128
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McMenamins Hotel Oregon

310 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

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

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 , ,

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
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Serendipity Ice Cream

502 NE Third Street , McMinnville, OR 97128

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
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Velvet Monkey Tea

216 NE Davis St , McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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Woodard Wines

323 NE Davis , McMinnville,

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Enjoy a good book and good conversation while practicing your Spanish or English!

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