city, seat (1886) of Yamhill county, northwestern Oregon, U.S., on the South Yamhill River. Settled in 1844 and named for McMinnville, Tennessee, it developed as a service centre for Yamhill Valley farmers. Linfield College (1849), affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, sponsors the Linfield Research Institute, a scientific laboratory. The economy is geared to lumber and food-processing industries, augmented by light manufacturing; a wine-making industry has grown since the 1980s. The Pacific Coast Turkey Rama is an annual event held in November. Inc. town, 1876; city, 1882. Pop. (1990) 17,894; (2000) 26,499.
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