Downtown McMinnville: Never far from a great beer

Rick Allen is proud of his work. “We brew German beers,” he says, sitting in his small taproom. “and we want to be the best brewer of German-style beer in the country.” He’s a success. Heater Allen Brewing has been making great German beers since 2007. His Pilsner is considered by many to be the…

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5 Unique Spots to Host Your Small Meeting or Event

We’ve all been there, you’re going on hour four of a full-day meeting and the combination of glaring fluorescent lights and gaudy hotel ballroom carpet is seriously getting to you.  Not even an influx of caffeine and buzz words can bring you back to life in this environment.  Not to worry, Historic Downtown McMinnville is here to help…

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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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