Tiny Travels: 12 Days of McMinnville Shopping

Each year, the Tiny Traveler sets out to discover what perfect packages can be made in the town of McMinnville, a place where holiday shopping has all the old world charm, good cheer and personal connections that give meaning to the season. 🎶 On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:…

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Wine Enthusiast: Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers

“Willamette Valley’s Pinot Noir garnered early comparisons to Burgundy. Today, the region stands on its own, rather than as some replication of Europe. That evolution was driven by small producers, though big investment is on the rise. Still, green-and-tan patchwork blanket rolling hills, a mix of vineyards and agriculture punctuated by forest, remains a bucolic world…

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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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