Sunday, September 25, 2022

Around McMinnville


McMinnville Oregon is such a pretty town located right in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  With a population of only about 35,000, it is a small town but its wine country location makes it a popular stop with visitors. 

My friends were in search of an interesting coffee shop one morning and since I don't drink coffee, I wandered around outside finding things to photograph.  

That's where I found this sign featuring things McMinnville is known for.  With its wine country location, grapes make sense but I didn't know about the UFO sightings or the Turkey industry.  You can see references to both things in this sign. 

It looks like the city embraces the "love-lock" culture by putting up this sign and encouraging young lovers to attach their locks to it.  

The McMinnville sign and the Love sign were located in a pretty plaza surrounded by that coffee shop, a wine warehouse and this tall building identified as part of a fertilizer company.  

As you might expect, the city is also home to a number of wine tasting rooms.  The one pictured above was beautifully decorated with local artworks.

The city is also full of beautiful little gardens and hanging baskets making the tree lined streets even prettier.  

If you ever find yourself in the Oregon wine country, this is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the atmosphere as well as the wine.


William Kendall said...

It seems idyllic.

Gemel said...

This is a place I would love to visit.

Travel said...

Places to visit