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McMinnville Community Profile Membership Directory 2015

VISITING OUR AREA HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCMINNVILLE The McMinnville Downtown Historic District comprises 100 or so commercial buildings of architectural and historic significance on and around Third Street. Downtown revitalization efforts by the Mc- Minnville Downtown Association (MDA) have made the downtown area one of the most charming and vital in the state. Technical as- sistance is provided to property and business owners by the MDA upon request. As a result, downtown McMinnville has created an environment that fosters small business growth and allows family owned businesses to flourish and prosper. WINE COUNTRY McMinnville is surrounded by Yamhill County’s 200+ vineyards and more than 100 wineries, more than any other county in the state. Like the great wine regions of France and Germany, the area ATTRACTIONS is blessed with a long, moderate growing season which has proven ideal for such grapes as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. AND ACCOMMODATIONS Yamhill County’s wine makers consistently produce wines which re- The Evergreen Aviation Museum, located in McMinnville, is home ceive highest honors in many American and international wine compe- to the famous Spruce Goose and over 130 historic aircraft and exhib- titions. Investors from around the world have chosen to come to Willa- its. The Spruce Goose, built by aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, is mette Valley to try their hand at making the elusive and elegant Pinot the largest wooden aircraft ever built. It is joined by other rare air- Noir. Many of the wineries have tasting rooms open to the public or are craft: B-17 Flying Fortress, an SR-71 Blackbird and replicas of the open by appointment. Since most of the wineries are located on pictur- Wright Flyer and Curtiss Jenny. The Museum is open daily from 9 esque hillsides, a wine tasting tour can be a delightful experience. Tast- a.m. to 5 p.m. A museum store and cafe are also available and a 3-D ing hours vary by season, so call ahead or pick up a winery map. digital theater. For more information call (503) 434-4180 or visit the website at www.sprucegoose.org. Stay With Us! brick and stucco buildings, dating back from the 1880s to the I930s,-The McMinnville Downtown Historic District comprises 100 commercial buildings of architectural and historical significance. The replaced the wood structures that once occupied the downtown. A self-guided, historic building walking tour was initiated in 1983. Pamphlets with directions and capsulated histories may be ob- tained at the Aviation Museum, McMinnville Downtown Associa- tion, the Chamber of Commerce, McMenamins Hotel Oregon and Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant. McMinnville offers a variety of overnight accommodations. Business and vacation travelers can choose from five hotels, three RV parks and numerous bed and breakfast establishments, and vacation rentals. SHOPPING There are several main shopping areas in McMinnville along with many smaller shopping venues. The north town shopping districts NE Lafayette Ave south town business district along Highway 99W near Linfield Col-feature a wide variety of retail and service businesses with ampleparking in the Wal-Mart and Towne Center shopping areas. The 99W Historic Downtown lege is home to hardware and grocery stores, retail and service 3rd St businesses and restaurants. The downtown core area hosts shop- Evergreen ping and dining in the historic business district. Aviation Museum Historic downtown McMinnville has been recognized by the Na- Hospital tional Main Street, Oregon Downtown Development Association, 18 and the International Downtown Association as an outstanding 2520 SE Stratus Ave, McMinnville, OR main street community. The pedestrian scale of Third Street allows 503.472.1700 rades, live theater and fine restaurants. An ongoing beautification-for a park-like feeling as residents and visitors enjoy shopping, pa www.comfortinn.com/hotel-mcminnville-oregon-OR177 program ensures a picturesque experience year-round. 4


McMinnville Community Profile Membership Directory 2015
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