Jetsetter: 10 Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips She’ll Remember Forever

“Girls, what better way to bond with the most important lady in your life than on a trip together?” Jetsetter asks. “Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley is a great alternative to the prices (and scene) of Napa. In McMinnville, you’ll find charming independent boutiques along the main street, fresh local food at restaurants like Thistle Restaurant &…

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Cycling: Grinding ‘Luxury Gravel’ in Yamhill County

“There’s a lot of potential for exploration, discovery and adventure (in Yamhill County). That’s what gravel cycling is seeking to capture. The romance of cycling exists on gravel. It’s hard to beat McMinnville and Yamhill County for opportunities to access gravel.”

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The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic: Take a ‘SIP!’

The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic is more fun with friends. The three-day festival, taking place March 13-15, fills a cavernous building at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. With about 75 wineries from across Oregon on display, it’s impossible to visit every table. Spread out, find some great wines – from the pinots of the Willamette Valley to the Big Reds of Southern Oregon and beyond.

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Tiny Travels: A McMinnville Personal Retreat Checks All the Boxes

Here’s a fact about DIY personal retreats: You don’t need much more than a place with a desk, a bed, and a way to get food. But what about what you might want? If we are talking about a slower pace, time for creativity, access to great food, and elevated particulars, McMinnville earns a lot of checks on the retreat lover’s questionnaire.

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Wine Country Travel: Making the Most of Each Experience

In all my 2020 travels, I want to do more than simply visit a place. I want to make the most of each experience. I want to better understand the people who live and work there. I want to turn left when everyone else turns right. By doing this, I’ll appreciate each destination that much more.

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Shop the Arts in McMinnville!

Arts and culture offer an astonishing variety of choices for the holiday gift-shopper in McMinnville, nearly all of which may be found in our festive downtown. Here are a few recommendations for nurturing imaginations and shopping local this season.

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