Tiny Travels: Capture that Summer feeling of expansiveness at McMinnville-area tasting rooms

Summer is all about spreading out after being spread thin for so long, and if you’re feeling a new sense of expansiveness, you’re not alone. At many tasting rooms, gone are the days of saddling up to the counter and trying to get the attention of a busy tasting room employee for your next pour. When you go wine tasting now, you are almost guaranteed to have an experience that feels, dare I say, civilized.

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Erin Hanson Gallery

The Erin Hanson Gallery and studio, located at 1805 NE Colvin Street, is the latest addition to McMinnville’s thriving arts scene.

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Many folks walk through a corridor of market tents.

Shop the Downtown McMinnville Farmers Market like a local

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more magical place on a Thursday afternoon in McMinnville than our local downtown farmers market. A pillar of our Thursdays for over 20 years, it’s so much more than a place to stop for produce. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental for the weekend and plan on cooking your meals in, are planning a picnic for your biking adventure, or are just wanting a few snacks or local gifts to take back home, The McMinnville Downtown Farmers Market is a MUST stop on your next visit.

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Left By West Opens in McMinnville’s Historic Downtown District

As McMinnville’s downtown district springs back to life, there’s a new shop on the block you’ll want to add to your must-visit list.

Left by West, created by Zach and Meg Hixon, offers a relaxing, personalized space and shopping experience, that showcases items carefully curated with the intention to connect customers to the items they’re buying.

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What to expect at this summer’s McMinnville Dine Out(Side)

McMinnville’s Dine Out(Side) program was born out of necessity in 2020, as pandemic restrictions on indoor capacity prompted many restaurants to offer outdoor seating during weekends on a street closed to vehicular traffic. And come Memorial Day Weekend, the food moves out into the street again for the summer.

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