MEDP survey gets ‘crazy low’ response

The city of McMinnville is hoping for many more responses to its workforce development initiatives and enlisted the help of the city’s “think tank” committee Wednesday to get the word ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sylla McClellan and her staff at Third Street Books are marking her 20th year of ownership. McClellan said the shop prides itself on being a community bookstore with something for every customer.

Third Street Books celebrates 20th anniversary with weekend events

Third Street Books proprietor Sylla McClellan always wanted to run her own book shop. Now she’s marking 20 years of doing just that. The shop at 320 N.E. Third St., McMinnville, will have a 20th ...

Along the Street: MDA holds awards event on Feb. 22

The McMinnville Downtown Association will honor top businesses and individuals from 2023 at its annual awards event Thursday, Feb. 22. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Stillwater event center. Categories ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Brad Asher, who runs the House of Brassi’s food truck with fiancée Kassi Irwin, adds ricotta to a pizza before cooking it in the wood-fired oven. The “Forest Floor” pizza also includes spinach, sorrel, local mushrooms, béchamel and mozzarella.

Inspired by the NW and beyond

House of Brassi’s, a new food truck located in a pod at the Mac Plaza, 500 S.E. Adams St., McMinnville, offers Italian-inspired Northwest food and more.“We’re traveled a bit, and we want ...

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Barrel Roll: Guest beer taps, new releases, collaboratives abound locally

This is a time of year when craft beer speaks for itself, but with help from the people who make it. And with Oregon Craft Beer Month and Zwickelmania, opportunities abound to quaff and converse. McMinnville-based ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Chef Kari Kihara chops onions in preparation for the next meal at Hayward, her restaurant in the Mac Market. Sous chef Jon Inonueri is in the background. Kihara has been at the market for four years, but opened the more upscale Hayward last year to reflect the love and creativity that go into the local, seasonal menu, she said.

McMinnville claims two James Beard nominees

A McMinnville restaurant and chef have been named semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation’s 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Hayward, which opened in April in the Mac Market building is a semifinalist ...

Along the Street: Melt Down will fill February with cheese

February is known as the cheesiest month of the year in Yamhill County – in a good way, due to the annual Melt Down fundraiser for the Yamhill Community Action Partnership food bank. This year, ...

News-Register file photo##Gary Lawrence pictured at his gallery in 2015.

Gallery founder Gary Lawrence dies

Gary Lawrence, acclaimed artist and founder of the Lawrence Gallery west of McMinnville, died Jan. 21. He was 84. Lawrence was famed for his metal sculptures, many of them delicate and realistic nature ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Matt Primbs wanted to run his own business and had experience in the food industry, so he purchased Sandwich Express 29 years ago, when it was part of a regional chain. The only Sandwich Express left, the McMinnville business is marking 30 years this March.

Trains, fresh bread keep sandwich shop chugging

From its “Cookie Crossing” to the railroad depot that serves as a seating area and condiment bar, Sandwich Express provides customers with both food and a whimsical railroad theme. Retired ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Pip Martella of Hopscotch toy store on Third Street rings up a purchase for customers Jacob Jeter and Lilian Garcia of McMinnville. The store saw fewer customers during the cold snap, but stayed open as much as possible for those who needed games or other things to do while they stayed at home. Every business day is important for financial viability, Hopscotch owner Linda Hays said.

Weather hits small businesses hard

Many local businesses had to shorten their hours or close for a day or two during last week’s extreme cold snap, but they are open again and hoping customers will help them make up for lost business. “We’re ...

Along the Street: Decorative downtown lighting needs improvement, MDA says

Everyone loves the little lights that glow from the branches of Third Street trees, said McMinnville Downtown Association Director Doris Towery. But the lights need maintenance, and many need to be replaced ...

Chemeketa, MEDP, city team up for hospitality and trades training programs

McMinnville residents looking to enter the hospitality or trades industries can get a leg up thanks to two new programs funded by the city and offered at the local Chemeketa Community College campus. A ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Keely Avila Gigoux lifts a freshly cooked pie from the wood-fire oven in her food truck, Hook & Ladder Pizza, which is built into a retired fire engine. Hook & Ladder parks at Lowe’s in McMinnville Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Don't be alarmed, it's only pizza: Hook & Ladder rings up new pizza outlet

You may see some smoke and a big, red firetruck in the parking lot at Lowe’s, but it’s not an emergency – unless you’re hungry for pizza, at least. Hook & Ladder Pizza rolls ...

Along the Street: Evergreen will add new event center

Evergreen Events will build a 10,000-foot reception hall on the same campus at the non-profit Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Steve Scott of McMinnville Properties LLC, which owns the entire campus ...

Barrel Roll: Hotel Oregon celebrates 25 years on Jan. 20

The former Elberton Hotel was built 119 years ago at Third and Evans streets and became McMenamins Hotel Oregon in 1999, a fact that the hospitality company will celebrate starting at 2 p.m. on ...

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