A Wine Country Discovery: Fantastic Coffee

Searching for a really good cup of coffee can be like a treasure hunt. Sure, there are plenty of shops and kiosks throughout McMinnville where you can find a jolt of caffeine but where is that rare drink that makes you stop, stare into your cup and do a taste bud double take? I frequently…

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Red Hills Kitchen to Open in Historic Downtown McMinnville

Beloved Wine Country Food Outpost Will Open the Red Hills Kitchen in the New Atticus Hotel in March 2019! Red Hills Market will bring the quintessential wine dining experience to downtown McMinnville as part of the new Atticus Hotel. Chef and owner Jody Kropf announced he will open “Red Hills Kitchen” in March 2019. The restaurant will be an…

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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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