Downtown Historic District
The McMinnville Downtown Historic District comprises 100 or so commercial buildings of architectural and historic significance on and around Third Street. Historic Downtown McMinnville has been recognized by the National Main Street, Oregon Downtown Development Association and the International Downtown Association as an outstanding mainstreet community.
Third Street offers a park-like feeling as residents and visitors enjoy shopping, parades, live theater and fine restaurants. The McMinnville Downtown Association also hosts a variety of annual events enjoyed by locals and visitors:
- The Downtown Brown Bag Concert Series is held during lunch hour on Thursdays from June through August at Third & Davis streets. People of all ages fill the plaza to enjoy a variety of regional talent.
- The McMinnville Farmers Market is also held on Thursday afternoons, June through mid-October, at Third & Cowls streets.
- Who’s on Third? Celebrating Oregon’s Favorite Main Street will be held on September 3 & 4, 2011. The festival will feature sidewalk sales, local artisans and live music—all in beautiful, historic Downtown McMinnville.