This started with an hour drive south to McMinnville, OR.
After passing by the Evergreen Aviation Museum (home of the infamous Spruce Goose), I ended up at The Crescent Café in historic downtown McMinnville for brunch.
The Crescent is one of those places that is famous enough from word of mouth that they don't need a website. They had rave reviews in the rating worlds of yelp, urbanspoon, and tripadvisor, so we checked them out... and their famous caramelized banana pancakes. Their claim to fame includes the exclusive use of local ingredients, baked and prepared in-house. The only thing imported is the blood oranges, which they squeeze for their juices (and mimosas).
I had a groupon to use at Yamhill Valley Vineyards just down the road, good for a tasting and two bottles of wine to bring home.
Last stop... the annual Woodburn Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival!
The acres of colorful flowers found on the grounds of the farm are iconic in Oregon tour books, so I couldn't pass up seeing them during peak season.
Now just preparing for a big event tomorrow... the nature of which will be unveiled tomorrow ;)