JP and Amelia Bierly hold cans of their beer in in their brewery.

Bierly Brewing: Inspired Beer Without the Gluten

There’s a new brewery in downtown McMinnville but it’s not a typical micropub. It’s Bierly Brewing, a Third Street operation producing gluten-free beers and food for an enthusiastic clientele. It’s a daring business direction that’s paying off; Amelia and JP Bierly are ramping up production to meet demand from customers throughout the Willamette Valley.

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A man plays a guitar and sings in a cozy room.

Event Picks for November

There’s a lot to see and experience in McMinnville year round. As a musician and thespian myself (and just a big fan of the arts in general), I have deeply missed performing at and attending live events, so I am thrilled to bask again in that indelible glow induced by live entertainment! Here’s what I’m most excited to attend this month.

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Four small figurines are placed in front of a sign with locks attached.

Tiny Travels: McMinnville’s Granary District is hangout heaven

You could spend a whole day in McMinnville’s Granary District and not see all there is to see or do all there is to do. The emerging neighborhood just north of McMinnville’s historic 3rd Street has a different flair for fun, one that pairs revamped industrial spaces with modern-day hangout spots in a working neighborhood.

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Chef Rebecca Clarke visits Pablo Munoz Farms' booth at the Downtown McMinnville Farmers Market.

A Farmers Market Tour – À la Chef Rebecca Clarke

From fresh produce to some of the world’s finest wines, to most of the world’s hazelnuts, McMinnville and its surrounding areas have plenty to boast about in terms of agricultural offerings. Our people, perhaps our greatest resource, are experts at turning those offerings into an experience.

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