July Anniversaries: Another Vintage Year in McMinnville

McMinnville, as the local Chamber of Commerce proudly pronounces, is “the epicenter of all the best of Oregon’s Willamette Valley: wine, food, culture, lodging and recreation.”
Centrally located less than an hour from Portland and the Oregon coast, McMinnville most definitely boasts a wonderful quality of life and a variety of interesting destinations that draw visitors from throughout the country.
Once home to a thriving turkey farming industry, McMinnville now enjoys a well-earned reputation as a world-class wine destination.
Surrounded by scenic and productive vineyards, McMinnville is home to dozens of wineries. Every July, it hosts the world-renowned International Pinot Noir Celebration, which attracts wine fans and pinot noir producers from throughout the world.
While the local wines are, indeed, amazing, there’s a lot more to do in McMinnville.
When planning your itinerary, be sure to include Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, where you can see Howard Hughes’ enormous Spruce Goose, manned and unmanned spacecraft, and a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird – and enjoy the thrills of a world-class aquatic park. Also set aside time to enjoy lovely downtown McMinnville and check out the landmark Hotel Oregon, operated by the uniquely Oregon McMenamins group.
Oil Can Henry’s laid down roots in McMinnville 18 years ago, opening the service center on Highway 99. Gregg and Jill Peters purchased the center three years ago and have steadily grown its success by providing quick, convenient and thorough oil changes and preventive maintenance services that drivers trust.
Congratulations to Gregg, Jill and their team of precision technicians on another vintage year in McMinnville! And, a tip of our Gatsby cap to the eight other Oil Can Henry’s centers also celebrating July anniversaries: