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Do it all downtown

Downtown Events

Farmers Market

Every Thursday in the summer, McMinnville shuts down its streets and invites people to join in the local Farmers Market. 

Browse. Taste. Sip.

We have it all.

May 12 - October 13 2022

UFO Festival

Every May we welcome humans and aliens alike for our unique and always quirky, UFO Festival.

May 13 - 14, 2022

DIne outside

Watch downtown come to life as tables and patrons pour into the streets. Laughter and light fill the warm summer air and McMinnville's Dining experience is entirely transformed. 

Launching the last weekend in May, 3rd Street will be closed each weekend between Baker and Galloway, beginning at 5pm on Friday until Monday at 7am, allowing for extended dining from all of your favorite downtown restaurants.

June 24 - Oct 2 2022

Turkey Rama

McMinnville's longest running festival is a jam packed weekend full of food, fun, performances, carnival rides, and more. This year featuring a Show & Shine Car Show!

Come Stroll through the Decades!

July 8-9 2022



We are home to the first documented car to ever go "cruising" on a street anywhere in the world! Celebrate and cruise during this timeless celebration!

August 27, 2022

Drink & Dine Downtown

Union Block Coffee
The best coffee on 3rd Street! All of the coffee is fair trade and organic. The vibe is always great and the pastries are locally made.

Thai Country
This is hands down the best Thai food in the area, and right underneath your apartment! We love the Pineapple Fried Rice and the Chicken Pad Thai with extra peanut sauce.

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The Oak Bar
A great cocktail bar located on Davis Street. They have a great pool table for a little extra fun. The bartenders are simply the best!

Bistro Maison
If France planted their flag anywhere in McMinnville, this is where it'd be! Great Fondue, paired with an even greater experience!


Morning Thunder

This is 3rd Street's literal Hole-In-The-Wall, breakfast to die for!
You have to try their Hushpuppies, (great for sharing!)


Community Plate

A fun atmosphere and nice people watching opportunities. Breakfast and lunch only.

The Alchemist

Check out their new storefront which is only open Thursday-Sunday. Perfect for fresh jam or homemade pasteries. 

Lunch &Dinner

The Sage

Located above a Boutique Shop, this lunch spot is another McMinnville Hidden Secret. Best Cheddar Broccoli Soup. And their BLTA pairs great with it!


La Rambla

Fun for Spanish tapas, but make sure to call ahead. They usually require reservations!

McMenamins Rooftop has a beautiful view of the city. The food takes a little bit, so if you’re in a hurry, maybe just grab a drink and soak in the valley greens if nothing else!



Pura Vida

The absolute best green sauce. Just get that and it won’t matter what else you order!


Willamette Valley Vineyards

A great place to taste, also right on 3rd Street.


R. Stuart & Co.

A great tasting room on 3rd as well, and usually stays open until 8pm! Others regularly close up around 5-6pm.


Elizabeth Chambers

A tasting room very close to you on Irvine Street. We seriously love their wine!


Pike Road Wines

The feature tasting room of our favorite Chardonnay located downtown Carlton! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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