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Downtown Historic Open House and Tours

Incorporated in 1876, McMinnville is a community rich with history. The Historic Open House Tour, hosted by McMinnville Downtown Association, is a fascinating and beautiful way to get a crash course in some of that history.

We'll be joined on the tour this year by McMinnville's Mayor, Rick Olsen whose parents owned a business downtown when he was a child. We'll tour the former Elks Lodge building, erected in 1908, now a private, 9,000 sq. ft. residence owned by Matt and Marilyn Worrix. Hotel Oregon will have guides available to share the colorful history and escort us throughout their four-story building. Buchanan Cellers, recently added to the National Registry of Historic Places, will be open for tours as well.

The tour takes place each year the first Saturday in March. The tours are at 10am and 2pm and last about 2 1/2 hours.

Reservations required -  Call McMinnville Downtown Association at 503-472-3605

238 NE Third St - the Schilling Building, built in 1884
238 NE Third St - the Schilling Building, built in 1884
105 NE Third St - the Cozine House, built in 1892
105 NE Third St - the Cozine House, built in 1892
Third Street in the 50's
Third Street in the 50's

The mission of McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA) is to sustain and enhance historic downtown McMinnville as the cultural, retail and professional heart of the community.

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 ...

Jul

25

The IPNC has served as a showcase for the northwest's famed farm-to-table cuisine. Each year over 50 guest chefs from the region's most revered restaurants create inspired courses made from local farm ingredients. The three day event takes place on the beautiful campus of Linfield College.Visit  IPNC for more information.

Aug

22

HE 5th ANNUAL DRAGGING THE GUT FESTIVALFriday & Saturday, August 22-23, 2014 in Downtown McMinnville. Friday Night Kick-Off Cruise. It's a no-host, no frills old style cruising. 5pm to Midnight.Saturday is the big day. Ezra Koch Car Show Noon - 5pm; Live music Noon - 10 p.m.; Cruising 5pm to Midnight; After-party 10pm to ???For more info: Webpage: http://www.GutFest.com/ Facebook ...

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 ...
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