The Epicenter of the Oregon’s Willamette Valley
There are endless reasons why people who visit McMinnville return again and again….or even stay. McMinnville is the epicenter of all the best of Oregon’s Willamette Valley: wine, food, culture, lodging and recreation.
Surrounded by verdant vineyards, McMinnville boasts dozens of wineries within its city limits.
Strolling down “Oregon’s favorite main street,” downtown 3rd Street, enjoy tasting rooms and wine bars that showcase unforgettable local wines, from Chardonnay to Pinot noir.
The International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) takes place here every July, drawing wine aficionados and pinot noir producers from across the globe.
McMinnville’s emerging craft beer scene is one to watch. Grain Station Brew Works, Oregon’s only community-supported-brewery, opened in late 2013, joining established Golden Valley Brewery and Pub. Hops grow as well in Oregon as grapes, and McMinnville’s pure, soft water creates delicious beer.
When it comes to food, McMinnville grabs high marks. Our critically-acclaimed restaurants feature locally grown and raised produce and meats. No matter your craving, you’ll find international dining options with locally sourced products. In a 5 block radius downtown, there’s Spanish, Peruvian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, French, Mexican, and upscale farm-to-table cuisine.
Linfield College, Gallery Theater, Arts Alliance, and the Evergreen Campus present many cultural opportunities. From plays, concerts, and abstract art exhibits to the Spruce Goose, IMAX theater, and water park, there’s quality entertainment for everyone in your group.
Lush farmland, native White oak trees, and Douglas firs contribute to a natural setting perfect for recreation around McMinnville. Discover our urban and rural parks, hiking and biking trails, or float the nearby Willamette River.
After tasting and playing, relax at one of McMinnville’s distinct accommodations. Choose from European-style flats, bed and breakfasts, quaint inns, or modern hotels and recharge with comfy night’s sleep.
The Willamette Valley has been awarded 2016 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for its prestigious Wine Star Awards.
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McMinnville’s 3rd Street: Best Main Street in the West by Sunset Magazine by Sunset Magazine
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Awards Page: http://www.sunset.com/travel/best-main-streets
McMinnville, Oregon’s vibrant and charming 3rd Street is home to upscale retail shops, fine dining, and over 20 walkable craft beverage tasting rooms. Stroll historic downtown 3rd Street in McMinnville – the heart of Oregon wine country. Learn more: http://www.visitmcminnville.com