Why is Downtown McMinnville, OR So Great?

Why is Downtown McMinnville, OR So Great?

Oregon Select Registry – December 26, 2014

In the heart of Oregon Wine Country, the town McMinnville offers visitors beautiful scenery, fine dining, shopping, and access to superb vineyards and wineries.  While you can spend a lot of time among the rolling hills in the vineyards, it's worth paying downtown McMinnville, OR a visit.  This Oregon gem is the perfect combination of  small town charm and big city amenities.  Once you visit, you'll understand why downtown McMinnville, OR is so great! As you begin to plan your trip, use this short guide to get a few ideas of what to expect when you arrive. So get ready to add a new destination to your travel itinerary, because downtown McMinnville, OR awaits!

About McMinnville, OR

McMinnville is in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  The town was incorporated in 1876 after Great Migration participant William T. Newby claimed the land the town now sits on.  Newby later built a gristmill and plotted the town and named it after his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee. Today, McMinnville is a popular destination for those wishing to experience Oregon Wine Country as well as soak in some of the small town charm that downtown McMinnville, OR has to offer.

Shopping and Galleries in Downtown McMinnville, OR

One of the things visitors love about downtown McMinnville, OR is that it has both the charm and laid-back atmosphere of a small town without sacrificing the conveniences found in a big city.  You can browse shops on Third Street to find home decor, gifts, specialty foods, clothing, accessories and more.  Or if you find yourself in an artistic mood, visit one of the town's galleries.

Downtown McMinnville, OR Wineries

You don't have to go into the vineyards to experience Oregon Wine Country at its best.  A select number of wineries have chosen to bring their vintages right to Downtown Mcminnville, OR. Sample a wide variety of vintages from establishments such as Lumos Wine Co, R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar, Terra Vina Wines, Remy Wines, Domino IV Wines, The Eyrie Vineyards, Walnut City Wineworks, Winderel Vineyard & Winery, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, and Brittan Vineyards.

Dining in Downtown McMinnville, OR

Along with being home to great wine, Downtown McMinnville, OR is a fantastic dining destination. Local favorites include La Rambla, Crescent Cafe, Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant, McMenamins Hotel Oregon, 411 Eatery & Lounge, and Bistro Maison among others.

Accommodations near Downtown McMinnville, OR

With all the great things that Downtown McMinnville, OR has to offer, picking the right place to stay is important to making sure your trip is successful. Luckily there is a Select Registry property in town.  Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn is located on a 50 acre hilltop and surrounded by an organic vineyard.  The wines made there are definitely worth a try during your stay, as they take special pride in what producing the best grapes and wine. You're sure to find a new favorite vintage among their collection. The Inn is the ideal romantic luxury retreat in Oregon Wine Country. With eight rooms to choose from, Youngberg Hill offers guests the ultimate in comfortable accommodations with antique furnishings, luxury linens, in-room fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. For a memorable McMinnville, OR experience, you won't find a better place to stay than Youngberg Hill.


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