Downtown McMinnville

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About

Established in 1986, the McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA) has become a model for downtown districts in the state of Oregon. A vibrant assortment of unique, locally owned retail shops in the downtown core underscores the low vacancy rate. The healthy mixture of retail, office, residential and other uses maintain a diverse and energetic downtown. By supporting the MDA with their dues, members play an important role in keeping our historic downtown district strong and making McMinnville a more livable city.

 

Economic Development:

The MDA contracts with the City of McMinnville to manage the city’s downtown Economic Improvement District. That work is financed by a city assessment on downtown properties, and a contribution from the city’s general fund in lieu of assessments that might be applied to city-owned property. We work with property owners and business owners on a wide variety of projects seeking to assist with development projects and improve the general economic climate. We provide a unified and influential voice on downtown policies, legislative decisions, parking, streetscape issues, safety and beautification. A strong, active membership provides the MDA with resources that enable the organization to be more effective in its economic development activities. That effectiveness is returned to members in the form of a healthier, livelier downtown district.

 

Promotions:

The MDA produces and promotes events that are designed to increase customer traffic and established the downtown as the place for the community and visitors to meet, shop, dine, and enjoy the historic ambiance. Since membership dues are dedicated solely to promotions, a strong membership base produces improved promotional efforts that enhance the entire downtown. Our annual promotions include:

  • UFO Festival including the Landing Party and Alien Costume Parade
  • Spring Fling
  • Turkey Rama
  • Concerts on the Plaza
  • McMinnville Farmers Market
  • Safe and Sane Halloween on Third Street
  • Santa’s Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Holiday Open House
  • Historic Downtown Tours

Upcoming Events

Apr

29

Support our many wonderful, participating businesses downtown!

Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville

May

01

62nd Annual Distinguished Service Awards

McMinnville Grand Ballroom | McMinnville

McMinnville Distinguished Service Awards has been a long standing tradition since 1955. While this is not an MDA event, we do assist with logistics and planning to keep this tradition alive. RSVP by April 26th. Call Rebecca at 503-472-3605 or email your reservation to Info@DowtownMcMinnville.comTickets are $40.00 per personNo Host Bar Honoring:Rocky Wade- Man of the Year Mary Martin- Woman of the ...
McMinnville Grand Ballroom
McMinnville Grand Ballroom 325 NE Third Street

May

19

Each year in May, downtown McMinnville is "visited" in a cosmic sense. Beings from other galaxies walk the street during the Worlds Largest UFO Festival in the World!  Partake in a parade, enjoy live entertainment, watch the pet costume contest and peruse vendor booths over this two-day festival. 

Jun

24

RELAY REUNION: Rediscover, Reconnect and Reunite!

Duniway Middle School Field | McMinnville

McMinnville Relay For LifeAmerican Cancer SocietySaturday June 24, 2017 Noon to Midnight Duniway Middle School Field (On 2nd Street just past Michelbook Lane)Not too late to form a team.Survivors & Participants can register free at relayforlife.org/mcminnvilleor For more info contact us at mcminnvillerelayforlife@gmail.comCheck us out on Facebook at McMinnville ...
Duniway Middle School Field
Duniway Middle School Field

Jul

07

Celebrating its 57th year, Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county. The turkey farms are gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!  As the face of our community has changed, so has the festival itself. Downtown you’ll find vendors, a Food Court ...
Downtown McMinnville
Downtown McMinnville
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