Hungry? You're in for a treat. McMinnville is home to fantastic restaurants, and breakfast is a speciality. Whether you're just looking for a pastry or ready to fill up before a day of wine tasting, McMinnville's locally owned and operated breakfast joints will help get your morning started.
315 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Daily 7:30am - 3pm
Click here for Community Plate's menu
Perhaps my favorite breakfast spot in town, Community Plate is something special. With rustic Americana decor, friendly counter staff, and incredible food, Community Plate has the sophistication of a big city breakfast joint with the nonchalant vibe of a small town. Breakfast scones, coffee cake, and a full espresso menu are available to go. The sit down menu includes superstars like buttermilk pancakes, quiche and greens, and biscuits & gravy. Bonus: add a duck egg to any dish. The Bloody Mary's come highly recommended.
920 NE 8th Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Monday through Friday 7am - 3pm / Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm
Click here for Valley Commissary's menu
Valley Commissary serves up an inventive, local breakfast menu in an open kitchen setting. The weekday breakfast menu is different from the weekend's, so if you've visited for a weekend brunch, try hitting Valley Commissary Monday through Friday for other fun options. Bonus: get your wine tasting day started by opting for a pitcher of Mimosas (splitting with friends is recommended).
328 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Monday through Saturday 7am - 4pm / Closed Sundays
Click here for Red Fox Bakery's menu
If you're looking for a great grab-and-go breakfast for the road, Red Fox Bakery is your spot. Favorite breakfast options include coffee cake, scones, and cinnamon snails. Breads, pastries, pies and cookies are all baked in house. Tidbit: the simple sourdough starter was created in 1997 using grapes from Cristom Vineyards.
526 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 7am - 2pm / Saturday & Sunday 8am - 2pm
Click here for Crescent Cafe's menu
A family owned restaurant since 2007, Crescent Cafe is a delicious breakfast and lunch option. With fresh baked bread and pastries, and a full breakfast menu, there's something for all appetites. Breakfast specialities include Bourbon Vanilla French Toast, Caramelized Banana Pancakes, and Fried Cornmeal with Tillamook cheddar.
319 NE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Daily 7am - 2pm
Click here for WildWood Cafe's menu
WildWood Cafe has been around for more than 20 years, and has the local following to prove it. Known for their French Toast, this diner serves American breakfast favorites.
310 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR
Hours: Monday through Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 am / Sunday 7:30 am - 12 am
Click here for Blue Moon's menu
This old McMinnville mainstay started out in the 1920's as a soda shop. These days, Blue Moon is a vintage drinking hole that serves pretty decent diner food (try the hash, pancakes, or the steak and eggs for breakfast). If wine tasting yesterday was a little more raucous than you planned for, Blue Moon is the spot for you. Join your fellow hangover crowd (some customers might still be going from last night) and ease that headache with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Bonus: they have shuffleboard in the back.
If you follow Oregon wine news, you may have heard rumors that the Willamette Valley has been anticipating a new American Viticultural Area (AVA).
According to Oregon's Statesman Journal, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced today the approved proposal to add the Willamette Valley's new Van Duzer Corridor AVA to the Federal Register. The 60,000 acre Corridor sits northwest of Salem and lies in both Polk and Yamhill counties. It borders the acclaimed Eola-Amity AVA, where wineries like Brooks Winery, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Cristom Vineyards, Evening Land Vineyards, Failla Wines, Lingua Franca, and Walter Scott Wines reside. The Van Duzer Corridor will join Dundee Hills AVA, Eola-Amity AVA, McMinnville AVA, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, and Yamhill-Carlton AVA as the seventh sub AVA in the larger Willamette Valley AVA.
The wineries in the new Van Duzer Corridor AVA include Johan Vineyards, Van Duzer Vineyards, Firesteed Wines, and Left Coast Cellars. These wineries will now be able to label their bottles with the Van Duzer Corridor AVA as a sign of a distinct viticultural area.
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