McMinnville is located in Yamhill County
(of which is the county seat), southwest of Portland
, between Lafayette
, positioned along Highway 99W
near the Willamette River
The City of McMinnville was named and founded by William T. Newby in 1843. Newby was a pioneer from McMinnville, Tennessee.
Before gaining its glamorous reputation as a wine-producing center, McMinnville was known as the home of Linfield College, established in 1857. Points of interest include the Renshaw Art Gallery and the Linfield Little Theatre.
Currently, McMinnville is the wine-making center of Oregon.
Popular Public Parks for the surrounding area include: Wortman Park (east & west parks), Kiwanis Marine Park, Joe Dancer Park, City Park and the Airport Park.
There is also a McMinnville, Tennessee.
McMinnville is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.