Driving down Sandy Blvd., you may get the feeling that this Northeast Portland neighborhood is one “hey” short of a heyday, but park and you’ll soon discover a quirky mix of shops worth exploring for a couple of hours. Shopowners who are small-town friendly and fun merchandise that often spans the globe make this “other” Hollywood a rising star on the shopping circuit.
From recycled flip-flops to wine tasting nirvana, spend an afternoon (or longer) enjoying the wares found in McMinnville—a shopper’s mecca!
Do you speed through McMinnville every time you drive to Yamhill County’s wine country or head for the coast on 99W? Next time, stop the car and explore downtown McMinnville. You’ll discover you’ve been missing a lot when you ignored that HISTORIC TOWN CENTER sign with the arrow pointing in the direction you weren’t going, but should’ve been! When you peruse the shops on pedestrian-friendly N.E. Third St., you’ll start empty-handed, but you’ll soon want several extra hands to carry all your goodies from wine and chocolate to artwork and, of course, that perfect piece of jewelry for your hard-to-shop-for sister!