Downtown McMinnville

Oregon's Favorite Main Street

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Surprising Discoveries in Oregon's Yamhill County

Find great dining and a giant airplane in McMinnville, one of the liveliest burgs in western Willamette Valley

Long before Oregon Pinot Noir had achieved minor cult status, vintners would routinely meet around the wooden tables at Nick's Italian Cafe in McMinnville to quaff wine, sup garlicky minestrone, and swap news. These days there's a choice of watering holes in what's become the liveliest burg in the westernWillametteValley. Taste away in the historic downtown, then venture to the small town's fringe to see the world's biggest wooden airplane.

At the Evergreen Aviation Museum check out wings like the AT-6 Texan then hit the museum's new tasting room for some Evergreen Vineyards Spruce Goose wine and juice.

GETTING THERE

McMinnville is about 36 miles southwest ofPortland. From I-5, take exit 289 and follow Tualatin- Sherwood Rd., then turn south on State 99W; drive about 25 miles, then turn east on N.E. Third St. to get downtown.

EAT

Bistro Maison Cassoulet to croque monsieur, served in a cozy vintage home. INFO: $$$; closed Mon-Tue;729 N.E. Third St.; 503/474-1888.

Nick's Italian Cafe Prix-fixe dinners served on mismatched plates and paired with an extensive wine list. INFO: $$$; closed Mon;521 N.E. Third St.; 503/434-4471.

Red Fox Bakery Choose from the always-changing chalkboard menu. Come early for artisanal breads, pastries, and pizzas, plus eggs Benedict in the a.m., then return for Spanish tuna salad on multigrain bread for lunch. INFO: $; closed Mon;328 E. Evans St.; 503/434-5098. 

Sunset.com

The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

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Opening May 12 through October 13 • Join us every Thursday from 1–6PM!

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Currents Gallery in McMinnville has selected the finest work submitted by local Oregon artists to be exhibited during the 7th annual juried Fiber Arts Show.  This is a much anticipated yearly event that features the diverse talent and lush textiles of the Willamette Valley and beyond.   The original fiber art includes wall pieces, art to wear, 3-D soft sculpture, and more made with wool, ...

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Zero Waste McMinnville is planning a special meeting for guests to find out about Zero Waste and howe you can participate. Monday Night, October 3rd at 5:30 in The Carnegie Room at the library. We want to hear your ideas and begin the conversation that invites your participation.

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Doug Anderson Auditorium McMinnville High School 615 E. 15th Street  Proceeds benefit K-12 music enrichment programs through the McMinnville Parks and Recreation’s “Kids in Koncert” program  Don’t miss this wonderful evening set to showcase the talent of these professional musicians and students:  Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson, We Three Vintage ...

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Come join us for an informative talk about initiatives affecting the downtown over breakfast! 

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Please spread the health: The SNACK Program, Yamhill County Health Department, and Oregon Oral Health Coalition are co-hosting Toothtastic Vax-A-Palooza, a dental screening and immunization clinic for kids and families in Yamhill County. The event will take place on Friday October 28th from 2-7 PM at the Public Health Department (412 NE Ford Street). This is a great opportunity to get up to date on ...

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What would Halloween be without costumes and treats?!

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Start the holiday off right with Santa's Parade in downtown McMinnville!

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Support your local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday! Head downtown on Saturday, November 28th to check out some great deals and sales.

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