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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

Oct

13

Decorate a scarecrow on 3rd street!

Back by poplular demand! The 2nd annual McMinnville Downtown Association Scarecrow contest is now now open for registration. 

Oct

31

Nov

22

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Winemaker’s Dinner & Debut of our 2012 Pinot Noirs Saturday, November 22nd, 6:30pm Please join us for the inaugural Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Winemaker Dinner, to debut our outstanding 2012 Pinot Noirs. Winemaker Michael Stevenson has been making some of the top Pinot Noir in Oregon for over 20 years, and his 2012's are a highly anticipated vintage for good reason. ...

Nov

28

Dec

07

Last Concert in McMinnville!

Dec

13

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