Oregon Wine Capital McMinnville is New Beer Destination

The city of McMinnville is about an hours drive from Portland and known mostly for it’s wine, but as the city’s 6th brewery opens it’s taproom this week, McMinnville is making a strong case for a being a new Oregon beer destination. Read the full piece on New School Beer here!  

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Tiny Travels: Fall Homecomings mean a return to McMinnville

Homecoming has always been about returning to roots to take stock. It’s a time for noticing how things in a place have changed – and how they’ve stayed the same – while noting those same changes in yourself. Grape crush, crunch Fall leaves on 3rd Street, Homecoming at Linfield College: If you haven’t been to…

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Sunset Magazine: Thistle is a Top 5 Wine Country Bar

Thanks to Sunset Magazine, who named McMinnville restaurant Thistle a “Top 5 Bar Wine Country Insiders Love”! “No absentee owner, Emily Howard is the one serving your food in this cozy space outfitted with vintage decor. She also manages to find room for one of the Willamette Valley’s coolest wine collections—a mix of hometown bottles…

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7 Don’t-Miss Fall Events in McMinnville

Stroll Sunset Magazine’s “Best Main Street in the West” On the 3rd Friday of every month, take a trip down charming 3rd Street!  Locally owned shops and galleries stay open late and feature local wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries in-house. Live music and fun activities make it a great evening experience for a group of…

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McMinnville Named a Sunset Magazine Best Travel Destination

McMinnville is a “Willamette Valley Must!”  According to Sunset Magazine: “This small agricultural community has responded to the Pinot Noir–driven tourist boom, and now you hardly need to leave its limits to experience the valley’s riches. Downtown, on picturesque Third Street, you’ll find 19th-century brick buildings housing restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and boutiques, as well…

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NY Times: Chardonnay, the Oregon Way

“After years of focusing primarily on pinot noir, winemakers in the Willamette Valley have turned their attention to chardonnay with excellent results.” Read the full article by Eric Asimov on nytimes.com and plan your trip to the heart of Oregon wine country here.

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