McMinnville serves as terrific home base for area travels in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. Here’s what you can find in each direction:
West: The Oregon Coast offers breathtaking vistas of pounding waves, talented artists and even pods of gray whales when the timing is right.
North: Oregon’s largest city, Portland can be found in about an hour’s drive and is home to trendy restaurants, attractions and several different professional sports teams.
East: The capital city of Salem is about 40 minutes away. The State Capitol is open for tours, or explore the city’s interconnected parks along the Willamette River.
South: Corvallis is the largest city to the south, but between it and McMinnville there is a host of wineries that welcome visitors. Oregon State University is located in Corvallis.