McMinnville Oregon is located Willamette Valley’s wine country about 35 miles from Portland and 30 miles from Oregon’s state capital city Salem. Since incorporation in 1876 downtown McMinnvillehas been the cultural center of Yamhill County. McMinnville’s population has more than doubled in the last two decades to over 33000 and counting. The outskirts of the city provide a reminder of the city’s agricultural past with wheat fields and orchards that provide fresh produce for the local farmers market stores and restaurants.
The city has grown and provides the modern services of a large city and still maintains its charm of yesterday. Many say that the quaint downtown area looks like a movie set. Hundreds of local businesses help create a thriving local economy and bustling downtown scene. Annual events include the Turkey Rama and Alien Daze UFO Festival which are a nod to the city’s ‘close encounters.’ Residents enjoy the city’s arts recreation education opportunities and amenities such as the aquatic center community center and the library. McMinnville has an airport with the capacity to handle corporate jet aircraft.
McMinnville is home to Linfield College a private four-year undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college whose football team boasts the longest streak of winning seasons in all levels of the NCAA. Living in McMinnville combines the best of both worlds – the small-town community spirit with amenities usually found in larger urban areas.
City of McMinnville: 503-434-7301 www.ci.mcminnville.or.us
Chamber of Commerce: 503-472-6196 www.mcminnville.org