Author: Kitri McGuire

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A Visit to ōkta Farm

In a world where the phrase “farm to table” has begun to lose impact and meaning, ōkta has doubled down and propelled the idea to the next level. Focusing on micro-seasons, the restaurant sources almost all of their produce from their own farm on the ribbon ridge in the Willamette Valley.

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Art Harvest Studio Tour Returns

The Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County, closing in on its 30th year, is a confluence of autumnal wonders that nourishes the spirit in a multitude of ways. It’s an occasion for artistry and creativity to intersect with fellowship and camaraderie, made possible by visiting with local artists in the cozy places where they work their alchemy.

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Walnut City Music Festival: A home-grown celebration

Let the countdown begin as we are less than a week away from the 9th annual Walnut City Music Festival hosted at the renowned Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. This is a Labor Day weekend event, beginning September 2nd, 2023 and ending the night of September 3rd, 2023.

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Wine Country Antiques and Sustainable Shopping

A shopping excursion in McMinnville isn’t complete without a walkthrough of one of our several antique shops. Whether you’re looking for a vintage jean jacket, an antique side table, or just a unique birthday gift, you’re likely to find what you need at one of McMinnville’s antique shops or thrift stores.

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Bike MS Oregon comes to McMinnville

On September 23 and 24, 2023, 400 cyclists will hit the road for Bike MS: Oregon right here in McMinnville. Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion. Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS.

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Pride and Prejudice reimagined, at Gallery Theater

One of English literature’s most popular novels of all time will land on stage at Gallery Theater this weekend, brought to life by local actors and theater artists working from a script penned by one of the hottest playwrights in America. Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, dramatized by Kate Hamill in a 2017 script, will debut Friday in the theater’s black box for a 3-week run.

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