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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Linfield Gallery patrons view the works of Theodore A. Harris.

Linfield Gallery Exhibit: Theodore A. Harris, Art as Social Praxis

The latest exhibit at Linfield University’s James F. Miller Fine Arts Center, Art as Social Praxis, has the distinction of channeling the spirit of one vibrant artist through the work of another, Philadelphia-based collagist, poet and author Theodore A. Harris, whose work will be on display through Nov. 20.

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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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Three tiny people figurings are placed in front of a copper sink.

Tiny Travels: Reset in Oregon wine country with a spa day

You don’t need a news report to guess this news — just look at everyone’s hair this past year. Personal grooming was down from 41 minutes to 36 minutes per day, according to the new American Time Use Survey. By our calculations, if you’re going to catch up on all that lost time not spent caring for yourself, you’ve got some work to do! Luckily, McMinnville is a great place to get a fresh look and feel in a fresh place.

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UFOFest Returns

McMenamins’ Hotel Oregon’s UFO Festival returns to McMinnville this fall with something very special — unprecedented, even.

The UFOs are real.

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