We went to see Cavalia last night in Portland and oh, what a wonderful show it is!! I recommend that you see it if you like horses at all and can still get tickets. The beauty and grace were just awesome!
I have no idea how it came to pass that Christmas is only four days away. Besides that, it’s way too close to 2012. Time seems to be accelerating while I seem to be decelerating! Thankfully, I’m ready for Christmas earlier than usual. With no children at home, and no one coming this year, I’ve saved a ton of time, plus no cooking, since I’ll be at a hotel.I got all of my shopping done in beautiful, downtown McMinnville and relaxed afterwards with a lovely glass of Pinot Noir. There’s a long-term guest at the rental, so I am “footloose and fancy-free into January.” I might just have to do this EVERY year!
Getting ready to open the fifth bedroom at Baker Street’s, La Grande Chateau, our full-service vacation rental just in time for Memorial Day! This is a wonderful venue for intimate dinner parties,
bridal showers, small corporate meetings in addition to vacation stays and family reunions!
We are having our usual Oregon rains, but don’t let that dampen your spirits!! Come to McMinnville for “Sip!”-a fun weekend of wine tasting, art, music and gourmet food at the Evergreen Air Museum, March 11-13, 2011.
Free concerts on Thursdays at noon on the corner of Davis and Third Streets in the U.S. Bank Plaza. Don’t miss the fun!
The line-up is as follows:
July 8-Oregon Valley Boys
July 15-Molly’s Revenge
July 22-Mike Strickland
July 29-Golden Bough
Aug 5-Rhythm Culture
Aug 12-Mike Fite Trio
Aug 19-Dana Libonati and Ad Lib
Then, head on over to the Farmers’ Market from 1:30- 6:00pm
for wine tasting, food and fun shopping.
Free Friday concerts begin June 25th at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum!
Concerts begin at 7:00pm and run until 9:30pm. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase, along with plant sales. Styles include jazz, swing, contemporary, big band, blues and rock’n'roll. For more information on specific groups for eachFriday through August 21st call (503) 434-4185. Guests of Baker Street Inn may borrow B & B (blankets and bug spray) for attending the concerts.
The Farmers’ Market is now open on Thursdays from 1:30 pm-6:30pm on Cowls St. between Second and third Streets, after the free concert at noon – only two blocks from Baker Street Inn and runs through mid-Oct.
And, of course, wine tasting is only a short walk from the doorstep of Baker Street Inn, so come to Oregon to escape excessive heat and see what makes us “so cool!”
June 5-6 is the Home and Garden Show being held at McMinnville’s Public Market; a blast to visit! The Market is every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm and is located just east of Irvine St. between 5th and 7th streets. Organic foods, music, crafts, vintage books, wine tasting and more!
The following weekend June 15-16 is the Brews and BBQs Fest which supports Habitat for Humanity. Come enjoy and help others at the same time! $5.00 entrance fee then buy tokens for food, beer and wine. Live music and related vendor booths.
McMinnville’s 10th Annual Garden Tour, “The Glory of the Garden” is on June 27th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, suggested donation: $10.00. And don’t miss the accompanying Garden Faire which will open at 9:00am on Cowls & 3rd St. (Over 50 vendors with Rare Plants, artwork, structures and accessories!)
Remember, you can walk to these events from Baker Street Inn; high quality and low rate accommodations. Eat, Sleep and love McMinnville!
Spring in the Willamette Valley often follows the old saying: “April showers bring May flowers.” This year April was full of showers and the May flowers are already showing. The weather is starting to warm up (long sleeves instead of full coats!) and we are planting the vegetable garden that we harvest for our guest breakfasts! It’s an exciting time for innkeepers as well as the vineyard managers in Oregon Wine Country
15 & 16 Fri & Sat – UFO Festival – a small-town festival that started 10 years ago; any excuse for a parade! Some come for the serious seminars and some for the aluminum foil helmets. Check out the official website ( www.ufofest.com ) for more details and make your reservations with us soon!
22 Fri – Give A Little – a charity event for a very worthy local charity I am excited about. Read about it in my previous post here
28 Thurs – Farmers Market – A vibrant and growing venue to get fresh produce and gifts. Everything is produced by the seller. If you’re in McMinnville on Thursday afternoon spend an hour or two just 3 blocks from our Inn and see what the local farms have to offer.