McMinnville

 

 

 

Locals call it Mac, and it has a long rivalry with Newberg. It has transformed a bit from a farming town with a college to more of a wine and food destination over the last few decades. Plus, soon enough the Dundee Bypass will divert more traffic past Dayton on Oregon 18 by the airport and hospital, creating opportunities on the south side for growth. Speaking of Oregon 18, the intersection with Caleb Payne Road west of town on the way to Sheridan is the 10th most dangerous intersection in Oregon.

 

The city is part college town with Linfield, but still part agricultural with food processing still a significant employer. Taking any road outside of town and you are quickly surrounded by farms, whether you take Oregon 47 to Carlton or 99W to Lafayette. In addition to wine and the foodie scene becoming more prominent with a revitalized downtown, tourism has have taken off with the Evergreen Aviation Museum and related waterpark.

 

 

 

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